Top 10 Must-Have Muslim Apps
Lets face it. If you’re not using an iPhone, you either have an Android or a Blackberry, or are saving up to get either one. If neither of the options apply to you, congratulations for successfully getting rid of the love for dunya in your heart and go to our Spirituality section for articles that would interest you instead.
For those of you who are still here, read on for the Top 10 Must-Have Muslim Apps that will insyaAllah help you remove the love of dunya from your hearts and replace it with the love of Allah and His Messenger instead.
Al Quran by Sayed Samad
Reading the Quran now does not have to be limited to only when you are home or at the mosque. The features of this app include over 100 translations in 30 different languages. It is user friendly; bookmarking and referencing of verses can be done easily! Download all the verse by verse recitations with just a single click. Emailing a verse to your family and friends is also possible. It can be bought and downloaded via iTunes.
Scholars of Islam by Ihsaan Fusion
You know how people love to put quotes as their status updates on Facebook? If you are one of these people, well be happy because you can continue to inspire people with more motivational quotes with this app! It provides the user with motivational quotes from Muslim scholars. It also provides information on 48 different scholars. You can pick your favourite quotes and share them with loved ones via email and also save them under Favourites! This app is available for free on iTunes.
myQuran Lite by Magnicode
Why just read the Qur’an and lose the chance to understand the beautiful verses? This app includes reviewing and analyzing the root words of the verses in the Quran. The recitations are followed by an English translation and this makes understanding your recitations better which ultimately enhances your experience while reading the Holy Book. It can be bought and downloaded by using iTunes.
Qamar Deen by Batoul Apps
This application allows the user to keep track of the good deeds done in the course of the day. From prayers to Sadaqah and even your recitations of the Qur’an! Just mark the prayers you’ve performed during the day (be it the five obligatory ones or the added sunnah prayers), how much Sadaqah you’ve given out (even a smile counts!) or how much of the Holy Book you’ve read. You can actually chart your progress in a graph-like manner and see your progress towards being a better person! Be sure to remember to note down the deeds though! But on another note, please do not misuse this application as a tool for riya’ by showing off to other people how well you’ve done. That is not exactly very Islamic is it? This app can be downloaded for free on iTunes.
Supplications – Dua for every occasion by Batoul Apps
Dua is the weapon for Muslims. We have duas for everything in life to seek Allah’s help and guidance in everything we do. This application provides the user with useful supplications for occasions and everyday interactions (e.g: going to the toilet, visiting the sick, greeting a friend etc.) at their fingertips! It can be bought from iTunes.
Singaporeans love to eat and Muslim Singaporeans are no exception. Would it not be awesome if there was an app that could just tell you the location of the nearest Halal eating outlet? This application will help users get a list of mosques, halal restaurants and markets at a place of their choice. It will also display maps, directions and contact information. You can get it at the iPhone application store. It is available for use in some countries including Singapore.
Divine Names by Magnicode
Ever wondered about the meanings of the 99 names of God? This application comes with English translations that will allow you to appreciate and understand the meanings of each of the 99 Great names.
You can buy or download this hadith application by opening iTunes. The application has a collection of 5 hadith books by Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu Dawud, Malik Muwatta and Hadith Qudsi.
Islamic Compass Free- Prayer times and Adzan alarm by Islam Pray Institute for Quran and Qibla (Version 2.1)
Have you ever been out and about somewhere where there is no designated space for prayers? So you pick a secluded, clean spot and prepare to pray. But wait! You don’t know which direction to pray in and you’ve forgotten your compass. Well…fret not! This application enables the user to pinpoint the direction of Mecca and also comes with an adzan alert for prayer times according to your area!
iSubha: Islamic Prayer Beads by Guided ways Technologies Ltd
Zikir and Salawats are greatly encouraged in Islam. Not only does it increase our awareness and Imaan to Allah and the Prophet (peace be upon him), it also calms us down and puts our minds at ease. Usually, prayer beads or the tasbeeh/ misbaha is used as counters to keep track of the number of zikirs/salawats that is being recited but with this app, your phone can be turned into your very own set of virtual prayer beads! It also comes with known supplications or verses. Furthermore, your zikir/salawats can be customised according to your choice! This app can be bought at iTunes.
We’re sure they are tons of other apps that would help us in our deen. If they’re not featured here, let us know what they are by leaving a comment below!