By Mohamed Keita
In a world we now commonly refer to as the “Technological Era”, we will not dispute the fact that technology is very important to us and it has greatly changed our lives especially in the lives of Muslims.
20-50 years back, Islamic apps were not too common among Muslims, but now almost every Muslim has a kind of Islamic app installed in their smartphones. Initially, we find it difficult to download or listen to Islamic lectures, nasheeds, etc or listen to read the whole Quran in your app and or get tons of books all in one single app, Qibla, etc.
Here are some of the best Islamic apps (based on our opinion) that we want you to have.
1. Muslim Central
Muslim Central Official app features thousands of Islamic Audio Lectures, Interviews, Debates and more, available to Stream and Download.
This App provides access to over 120+ speakers.
This unique app automatically updates with content from their Website, www.muslimcentral.com which is used by many speakers.
They are the Official Podcast Publishers for Mufti Ismail Menk and others. It has over 50,000 downloads.
2. Muslim Pro – Prayer Times, Azan, Quran & Qibla
Muslim Pro is by far the most popular Muslim app in the world with over 10 million downloads!.
Recognized by more than 50 million Muslims around the world as the most accurate prayer time & azan application, Muslim Pro also features the full Quran with Arabic scripts, phonetics, translations and audio recitations as well as a Qibla locator, an Islamic Hijri calendar, a map of halal restaurants and Mosques, etc…
Main features include: Accurate prayer times based on your current location with multiple settings available (angles)
• Azan: visual and audio notifications for the calls for prayer with many muezzin voices to choose from
• Fasting times (Imsak and Iftar) during Ramadan
• The Holy Quran (Al Qur’an) with audio recitations (mp3), phonetics and translations
• Colored Tajweed to help you improve your pronounciation when reading the Quran
• Community: Join the community and pray for each others
• “Tasbih” to count your dhikr
• Halal restaurants and mosques locations around you
• Animated Qibla compass and map to show you the direction to Mecca
• Complete Muslim Hijri calendar to estimate holy dates such as Eid-Ul-Fitr and Eid-Ul-Adha
• 99 names of Allah
• Beautiful Islamic greeting cards (Eid Mubarak, Ramadan Kareem, etc…)
• Hisn’ul Muslim (Fortress of the Muslim): a collection of doas and supplications)
• App and Quran fully translated to: Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Português, Türkçe, العربية, اردو, русский, 简体中文, 日本語, ภาษาไทย
3. iQuran Lite
This app provides you with the full Qur’an as well as its full English translation along with a full set of audio recitation files. iQuran offers you verse by verse audio playback, color coded Tajweed (pronunciation) rules, repeat functions, bookmarks, tags, search, excellent navigational controls, a side by side English translation, audio recitation and much more. It has over 10 million downloads!
4. United Ummah
This app was recently developed brothers from South Africa but what makes it stand out is the purpose of it existence!
United Ummah was developed so Muslims from across the world can volunteer and assist other Muslims in their location. It mainly features:
Assist those around you easily by selecting what you would like to volunteer for in your area as well as the radius you are willing to travel to help.
- Assist those in need
- Crowd sourced
- Location based
2. Look for jobs
United Ummah also allows you to offer services that you would like to charge for, your post will be shown to those who are registered to who are looking for skills in your field.
- Simple to post
- Location based in your field
- Get real time responses
3. Offer your services
Whether you are in the legal field or a general dealer,our dynamic list allows you to tailor your requirements in both services you offer and services you wish to receive.
- Exhaustive lists
- Specilised in your field
- Easy to use
4. Location Based
Using the latest in location systems. Requests and offerings are accurate to 1m of where you post. This allows responders to get to you quickly and efficiently.
- Instant directions
- Get to the scene quicker
- Dynamic updates
5. Dua & Azkar
Dua & Azkar is one of the most authentic ‘open source’ application available on Google Play. The developers have striven to collect Dua and Azkar from various books and website over many years.
All of their contents are checked and approved by local Imams and Sheikhs also with the help of many app users over period of time. Alhamdulillah they believe all the contents are Authentic and error free. This app has over 1 million downloads!
QamarDeen is a new and unique Islamic app from Batoul Apps, it lets you track all your daily spiritual efforts to help you measure your status and continue to improve.
Use QamarDeen to track your prayer, Quran reading, sadaqah and fasting and visualize it all to analyze your behavior and improve.
Prayers: Record how you prayed each of the five daily prayers, and mark when you prayed Ishraq or Qiyam.
Quran: Keep track of how much Quran you read every day. Mark where you began and where you left off, and continue the next day using your preferred Quran app.
Sadaqah: Record when you give any type of charity, from donating your money or time to smiling at your Brother or Sister.
Fasting: Keep track of your fasts in Ramadan, as well as your voluntary fasts (Sunnah, Kaffarah, and Nazr) throughout the year.
There are so many apps that help you track how much you exercise, how much you work, and how much you spend. Download for free the one app that helps you keep track of what matters most – your faith. May Allah give us goodness in this life and the next, InshAllah.
We hope you will enjoy and make the best out of these app In Shaa Allah.
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