Screw Manga, Use Your PSP To Check Out The Koran

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http://www.physorg.com/news97828720.html

Play and pray: Malaysian student creates PlayStation Koran

Muslim gamers worldwide will soon be able to mix praying with playing after the creation of a Koran which can be downloaded onto PlayStation portable consoles.


Student Ikhwan Nazri Mohamad Asran, 21, designed the software after seeing a similar version of the Bible.

"They did the Bible, so why not do the Koran ... This application can help younger people to read the Koran," Ikhwan told AFP Tuesday.

PlayStation enthusiasts, more used to playing games such as Ridge Racer and Metal Gear Acid, can download an English-language version of the Koran, with displays in Arabic script, from the Internet.

Ikhwan said the software should appeal to parents, who sometimes distrust the Internet and gaming.

"For some parents, when we talk about the Internet, all they see is porn, the bad things. When we talk about the PlayStation, all they see is gaming and spending too much time not studying," he said.

"A mother can say, 'Read the Koran first and then I'll let you play games.'"

The software follows the creation of "The Raise," an English-language magazine on Islam, for the Sony console, and other content such as Islamic wallpaper.

"We focus on giving information on Islam and clearing misconceptions that non-Muslims have about Muslims," said Ikhwan.

Ikhwan, a student with Malaysia's Multimedia University south of Kuala Lumpur, is due to graduate this year with a degree in creative multimedia.

Aided by a team of 10 student volunteers, he started developing the Koran software between classes in January.

It was launched earlier this month to a gathering of parents at a Muslim charity dinner who responded well, Ikhwan said, adding he would later include Koranic recitations following requests.

The software will be available for download for free after May 19 from his website http://raise.flavert.com, he said.

"People have to download all the files, put it into their memory stick and then they can read it. All the instructions are included," Ikhwan added.
 
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Bismillah ir Rahman ir Rahim.

Allahu Akbar
Allahu Akbar
Allahu Akbar

*back to R&C: Up Your Arsenal*

Wow..gaming AND prayer on the same device? Well that's just divine.
 

GSG Flash

Nobody ruins my family vacation but me...and maybe the boy!
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BocoDragon said:
Put in the Konami code at the title screen and you get unlimited virgins.
Please remind me to ignore anything you say about Islam from now on.

On topic: I don't see why this is thread worthy, I bet somewhere in the US someone is probably doing the same thing with the bible.
 
#28
GSG Flash said:
Please remind me to ignore anything you say about Islam from now on.

On topic: I don't see why this is thread worthy, I bet somewhere in the US someone is probably doing the same thing with the bible.
The bible????? Why the hell would anyone want THAT on their psp?
 
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What amazes me is that you can get banned for saying "jap" in a non-negative context, but you can get away with comments like the one above mine.

Here is Chrono's original post:

EDITED
 
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CurseoftheGods said:
What amazes me is that you can get banned for saying "jap" in a non-negative context, but you can get away with comments like the one above mine.

Here is Chrono's original post:
It was a joke, I even edited it out thinking it might offend some people but I put it back up now seeing you don't have a problem quoting it.

"jap" isn't a joke, it's a racial slur.
 
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Chrono said:
It was a joke, I even edited it out thinking it might offend some people but I put it back up now seeing you don't have a problem quoting it.

"jap" isn't a joke, it's a racial slur.
I had to include your joke otherwise my post wouldn't have made any sense. If you want me to edit it out I'll do so right now. For the record, I don't think you should've posted it in the first place.

And I know jap is a racial slur, but many posters don't. The mods are usually very strict and have no mercy about sensitive issues.
 
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GSG Flash said:
On topic: I don't see why this is thread worthy, I bet somewhere in the US someone is probably doing the same thing with the bible.
You seriously think if there'd be the christian PRAYSTATION portable there wouldn't be a thread full of mockery for it?


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#41
Not interested in the cult that follows the Koran.


Why bother worshiping a false God who does not exist, the only thing that has come from the Koran is death.


There is only 1 God and his name is Yahweh.
 
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Ashadelo said:
Not interested in the cult that follows the Koran.


Why bother worshiping a false God who does not exist, the only thing that has come from the Koran is death.


There is only 1 God and his name is Yahweh.
WTF? :lol

If you're serious, can you say banned?
 
#43
Ashadelo said:
Not interested in the cult that follows the Koran.


Why bother worshiping a false God who does not exist, the only thing that has come from the Koran is death.


There is only 1 God and his name is Yahweh.
Been nice knowing you, Junior.
 
#48
seat said:
Yeah, it's not like he told anyone to "**** off" in response to a pretty tame joke.
About 7 users who laughed at the "tame" joke disagree with you.

Hey guys, religion is a sensitive issue. Like it or not. I don't make a habit of poking fun at any religion. I could go into a whole discussion about how the whole virgin narration is weak and false, but this thread has derailed far enough.

Aadil said:
Anything offensive towards any religion should be a bannable offense.
Exactly.
 
#49
CurseoftheGods said:
Hey guys, religion is a sensitive issue. Like it or not. I don't make a habit of poking fun at any religion. I could go into a whole discussion about how the whole virgin narration is weak and false, but this thread has derailed far enough.
Your screenname could be considered religious offensive and blasphemic too.
 
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