The Digital Al-Qur'an Viewed by Indonesian Muslim Scholars

Hasani Ahmad Said, Muhamad Zen, Sunandar, Syahrullah, Sihabudin Noor

Digital Al-Qur'an is one of the responses from technological developments that have many benefits for human needs, especially for Muslims. This digital version of the Koran is at the same time advancing the services of the needs of Muslims in modern times. The main objective of this study was to understand the responses and views of Indonesian muslim scientists and practitioners of the digital version of the Al-Qoran. To get the data needed, a series of semi-structural interviews, field observation as well as literature documentation were conducted with a number of Indonesian Islamic scholars. The results of this study indicated there are two perceptions about the digital version of the Qur'an. The first perception is that the digital version of the Koran makes it easier to read and study practically in accordance with the demands of an age where more and more scientists are using digital tools. The second perception is the digital version of the Koran has many advantages, but on the other hand, it also has many shortcomings such as digital version of the Koran technology which is increasingly used in the field freely, without any legalized by muslim authority for its validity and acuracy. This what make the digital version of the Koran both individuals and institutions pass from state surveillance especially in content and its features. So that the digital version of the Koran is very vulnerable to misuse, not to mention the capacity of science and digital devices that are not qualified according to the scientific principles of the Qur'an.

Volume 12 | Issue 2

Pages: 3280-3285

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12I2/S20201450