Board of Inspection of the Quran is a very old unit of the Directorate of Religious Affairs and was established in 1889 as Tetkiki Mesahif. The name of the Board became Board of Inspection and Recitation of the Quran under the law of the Organization 2010/6002. The Board consists of a chairman and eight members. The chairman and Board members have to be graduates of religious college and have studied for a post-graduate degree as hafiz and recitation of the Quran.
Board of Inspection and Recitation of the Quran is authorized and responsible for preserving Qurans, fascicles, translated Qurans and calligraphy of verses in the interpretation to be published throughout the country, enabling Qurans to be printed to be in accordance with “Resm-i Osmani” (Ottoman) or “Alişş’ül Kari” calligraphy, similarly, Qurans prepared in computer environment being printed and published accordingly and allowing all kinds of cds, tapes, audiovisual Qurans to be revised, printed and published.
Quran is the fundamental source of our religion. Quran has reached the present day by word of mouth.
Board of Inspection and Recitation of the Quran has been established with the aim of enabling Quran that has reached the present day (by word of mouth) without undergoing any changes, being printed and published in accordance with the original text until doomsday and eliminating mistakes and faulty Qurans. Its duty is to preserve its actual identity and spellings as well as carrying out work in the field of recitation and archiving the work in question.
Its fundamental mission is to guide
private and corporate citizens who want to publish the Quran and enable the Quran to be printed in accordance with its actual identity.
Publishing houses write an application to the board for the Qurans that they prepare for printing to be examined; these applications are examined in order and are allowed to be printed and sealed so as wrong recitation and spelling is avoided. The process is completed in three months. All these procedures are free of charge.
Board of Inspection and Recitation of the Quran takes legal action by authority granted by the Directorate of Religious Affairs law 2010/6002 to confiscate or ban publications that falsify or damage the Quran either by being printed or published on the internet.