"Quranflash" had started in February 2007 as a simple microsite displaying the Holy Quran (Medina layout), in a very interactive way. The project had taken approximately 2 months of work to be accomplished by a few volunteers. The idea behind Quranflash came from a project developed and managed by the same members, Flash-eBook.com, which later on developed into a software to create digital bookshelves and convert pdf documents to interactive ebooks that run on Android, iOS, and web named Kotobee. Quranflash was initially a demo for large scale applications using Flash-eBook.
However, Quranflash had opened people's hearts and became a popular method of reading Quran, receiving unexpected numbers of over 10 thousand visitors daily. Therefore a decision was made to renovate the website design-wise as well as function-wise, especially incorporating the option of selecting among different Quran books to read. It is worth noting here to our non-Muslim visitors that there is only one version of the Quran, but the different books here represent different styles of writing to enhance the reading, understanding, and/or memorization process. This renovation has taken approximately 4 months, and through Allah's will, was completed by the end of August 2007.
With the increasing number of visitors from different backgrounds, Quranflash launched a new version in 2013, containing more interactive features. The user can interact with each verse separately and access functions such as audio listening, interpretation, translations, transliteration, textual copying, bookmarking, commenting, sharing, and highlighting. This version of Quranflash features a powerful zooming function, very practical, comparing to the previous function. It is synchronized with the user's facebook account, to keep all bookmarks, highlights, etc, accessible from anywhere. It also features an innovative page-by-page audio recitation function, coupled with the page layouts, with automatic navigation. This feature provides a point-to-point looping function to help with Quran memorization.
After managing Quranflash's development for several years alongside a number of different projects, the Quranflash team has created Vijua, an interactive media solutions company, based in Egypt, that umbrellas all the projects including Quranflash. The company, registered in late 2011, also provides a number of services within interactive media, such as customized interactive ebooks, games development, and mobile apps. The company mission is to "Provide world-class interactive media products and solutions that are entertaining, useful and addictive!".
We would like to point out that that the entire contents of this website have been developed using original commerically-licensed software, fully paid for. And we (the company behind Quranflash) fully reject the usage of cracked / pirated software, that we would like to entitle as "stolen" software, and this rejection comes from a religious perspective as much as from an ethical humane perspective. The website may be used freely for personal benefit without the need for any kind of online registration.
1) To provide a realistic tool for Muslims and non-Muslims who would like to read Quran digitally, at a continuous basis, while feeling the comfort and familiarity of a real paper book. The target of this tool is all platforms: web, desktop, mobile; and we are striving to reach those targets.
2) To demonstrate the importance of life sciences and technology in the life of Muslims and that it may equalize religious sciences in importance if the intention is purified. This website is an invitation to read and learn life sciences that have a positive contribution (directly or indirectly) in the community then applying this knowledge whenever necessary.
3) To show the importance of beauty in displaying information, and its positive impact in attracting viewers and opening their hearts, just like the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said "God is beautiful and loves beauty". Ofcourse this is equivalent to paying attention to the external appearance of a Muslim since it gives a positive impact on others.
We are in need of volunteers (may Allah reward them) to advertise quranflash between their friends and sites. Advertisement images of various dimensions may be used from this link.
We ask everyone who has found this work impressive and beneficial to pray for those who contributed to this website that they maintian the sincerety in their hearts entirely towards Allah and that Allah accepts this work and makes it a reason for the guidance of others.
Quranflash would like to thank the following parties for helping making Quranflash a reality:
- King Fahad Complex
- Anyone who has generously donated
- Vijua Team Members