Reciting the Quran a light in the dark for blind man


Melodic inspiration: Muhammad Rahmat reciting the Quran at a Ramadan Bazaar in Klebang.

MELAKA: Visitors to the Klebang Ramadan bazaar can’t miss the soothing recitation of the Holy Quran by visually-impaired Muhammad Rahmat Abdullah.

The 30-year-old can be seen running his fingers across a thick copy of Braille Quran and reciting it using a portable microphone and speaker.

“My income depends on the donations from visitors to the bazaar and in the morning, I do my recital at the wet market, ” he said.

The Kuantan native said he decided to spend his Ramadan in Melaka this year.

“I travelled to other states during Ramadan in previous years, ” he said yesterday.

Muhammad Rahmat said a Grab driver would send him to and from the locations in the morning and evening.

“He doesn’t charge me anything and I sometimes offer to pay for meals when he breaks his fast, ” he said.

Muhammad Rahmat found it daunting when he first started reading the Braille Quran.

“I began learning each page of the holy text as a teenager and now, I have memorised it, ” he said.

If there’s one thing Muhammad Rahmat wishes for this Hari Raya, it is to meet his biological mother whom he believes still lives in Kuantan.

“I was given away to a welfare home for adoption. Later, a family from Kuantan cared for me until I completed my education.

“I have been journeying throughout the country since I was 18 doing various jobs, ” he added.

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