On Wednesday, April 4th the Integrated Technology Group (ITG), a leading Jordanian IT Company, signed an agreement with the Al-Albayt Foundation for Islamic Thought, launching the start of the largest Islamic project on the Internet, and the first of its kind in the world.
Al-Tafseer is a five-year project, providing Al-Tafaseer (explanations) of the Holy Quran free-of-charge on the Web, serving the Arab and Islamic communities as well as scientists and scholars around the world. The project will be launched in phases and will be available in 18 languages. It will also cover the "10 readings" of the Holy Quran, and will include Al-Tafaseer (explanations) corresponding with the seven Islamic Groups.
The signing ceremony was attended by the foundation's higher president, HRH Crown Prince Hamzah the Regent, and HRH Prince Ghazi, His Majesty King Abdullah's advisor for tribal affairs, the president of the foundation's board of trustees.
"We are honored to be part of this great project," stated Mr. Walid Tahabsem, CEO of the Integrated Technology Group. "It is a great privilege to us as a Jordanian company to implement this noble Islamic project. Given the continued support of His Majesty King Abdullah II to the Jordanian IT industry, and the vision of the Al-Albayt Foundation, we are proud that a project of this type and size will come out of Jordan to serve the entire Arab and Islamic World."
"Through the number of projects that ITG has successfully implemented since its establishment," Mr. Tahabsem added, "we have proven our capability and professionalism in handling such projects whether be it in Jordan, the region or in the European Markets. ITG will implement this project with its own developed technologies utilizing XML and dedicated search engines. Furthermore, and in addition to the number of features included in this project, the Al-Tafseer solution will also be WAP enabled".
The Ceremony was held at the ITG company headquarters in Amman, and was also attended by members of the Al-Albayt Foundation board of trustees, as well as members of ITG.