News ID: 125870
Publish Date : 02 April 2024 - 21:21

AI’s Application in Communicating Qur’anic Concepts

TEHRAN -- An official says artificial 
intelligence can be used to better communicate Qur’anic concepts.
“The use of artificial intelligence in illustrating the verses of the Holy Qur’an opens up new possibilities as we can present images based on the themes, sequence, and Surahs, to better communicate the concepts of the Qur’an in an appealing way,” Mostafa Husseini told IQNA as he visited a booth at the 31st Tehran International Qur’an Exhibition.
The booth, affiliated with the Supreme Qur’anic Council of Tehran Municipality has offered a host of AI-generated images based on Qur’anic verses.
“For years, as we watched Qur’anic films and series by our country’s renowned directors, who brought to life a selection of verses from the Holy Qur’an, we often wished that one day, all the verses could be similarly portrayed, but it seemed like an unreachable dream,” he said.
What the booth has offered is the realization of this dream, he said, noting that they’ve begun to use artificial intelligence technology to bring the verses of the Holy Qur’an to life in a “scholarly and artistic” manner. 
This initiative promises to deliver Qur’anic concepts in a multimedia format that is both engaging and enlightening, he added.
“However, this is a delicate and meticulous task. Even though we now have the technology, it requires expert handling. Not everything that artificial intelligence offers can be directly utilized and displayed,” noted the cleric.
While some verses have profound meanings that can’t be easily visualized like the stories of the Qur’an, the work done so far shows that we can use this tool to gain a deeper understanding of even the most complex Qur’anic concepts, he said, hoping that the technology can be used to depict as many verses of the Holy Qur’an as possible.
The 31st edition of the Tehran International Holy Qur’an Exhibition officially opened on March 20.  It has been attended by representatives from 25 countries.
The Tehran International Qur’an Exhibition is annually organized by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in the holy month of Ramadan. The exhibition is aimed at promoting Qur’anic concepts and developing Qur’anic activities.
It showcases the latest Qur’anic achievements in the country as well as a variety of products dedicated to the promotion of the Holy Book.
The exhibition, open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 00:30 a.m. local time, will continue until April 2.
The exhibition is noted for its family-friendly environment, catering to visitors of all ages. In addition, Iftar tables have been arranged, offering a communal setting for attendees to break their fast.
The fair showcases a variety of Qur’anic institutions and governmental bodies, along with international participants from 26 countries. It also emphasizes the issues of Gaza and Palestine and the Qur’an’s role in fostering resistance.
The fair’s objective is to acquaint individuals with Qur’anic concepts via artistic, cultural, and theatrical mediums, with a particular focus on children and teenagers. It also includes sections dedicated to artificial intelligence, Nahj al-Balaghah, Qur’anic research and consultation, Qur’an translation, and easy Qur’an memorization.