Memorizing Quran helps Muslims keep faith intact


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PORTLAND, Ore. — The rich, deep voice reciting the Quran sounds like an imam leading prayers in a mosque. The cadence has a pulse of its own: prolonged syllables, followed by rippling shorter ones. Up the scale and down. It stops just short of music. The chant is smooth, reverent, prayerful. And, suddenly, it stops. […]

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