When a website like http://al-quran.com comes along and publishes a Holy book on the internet, there are obvious things that visitors would expect. They would want to know that the version they are reading, is a trusted translation and what version that is. The owners of al-quran.com built their site originally as a flash website meant to display the Holy Quran (the Medina layout), in an impressively interactive way. The site is now a valuable and attractive method for over ten thousand visitors per day to read and study the Quran. What began as a simple flash version of the Holy Book is now a fully interactive web presence offering a multitude of selections including the choice of chapters and the many different styles of writing that are available to the reader. Much as Christians have only one Bible, with slightly varying translations, the Quran is displayed with the various writing representations available.
Readers of al-quran.com choose from the book of Two Holy Cites in the old or new copy format, and the colored style. Scriptures are available with Tajweed reading guidance and Tafseer, definitions and interpretation. The Shamarly edition and the Scripture in 12 lines, as well as the full English translation, are also available. Other versions to read include editions in Urdu, and the Scripture of narration Qaloon from Naafe’, and also the Book of narration Warsh from Naafe.’ All are beautifully displayed with three standard quality versions available for varying internet speeds. One other item of interest on al-quran.com is a link that leads guests to The Egypt Bulletin, Egypt’s news as reported by major media.