This article was published on August 12, 2010

5 Apps You Need to Use This Ramadan

5 Apps You Need to Use This Ramadan
Ahmad F Al-Shagra
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Ahmad F Al-Shagra

Co-founder of, Ex-Editor of The Next Web ME, trainer, blogger, and programmer. Co-founder of, Ex-Editor of The Next Web ME, trainer, blogger, and programmer.

Ramadan MobileEvery year I wait eagerly for Ramadan, it’s a unique month of the year all Muslims enjoy and share with other religions who happen to live in Muslim countries. This year brings some very useful apps to add to the atmosphere.

This year the mobile app development industry has grown to serve the never ending needs of users around the world, and here are some of the apps we think you should know about:

  1. iQuran (Runs on almost anything): Developed by Pakistani development firm ‘Guided Ways’ to what could be the world’s most advanced Quran recital app I’ve used to date. It allows you to not only read the Quran in Arabic, but provides an English translation for every verse, in addition to the option of listening to the audio recited by the some of the world’s best reciters.
    iQuran Interface
  2. Buyoot Allah: If you’re a Nokia person, this app is a genuine idea waiting to be improved on. It helps users find Mosques to pray in utilizing Nokia’s Ovi free maps around the world (Can be found in Nokia Ovi Store).
  3. iPray Lite: iPray Lite is one of the best ways to get accurate prayer timings for your selected cities along with accurate Qibla direction from anywhere in the world. Also developed by the people from ‘Guided Ways’.
    iPray Interface
  4. Chrome Extensions: Just in case you’re a stationary user, you might want to consider the Quran Reciter,  Prayer Times, and Ramadan Theme combo for you’re Chrome browser to keep you in the Ramadani atmosphere.
    Prayer Times
  5. Mozzaker (Nokia), iAzkar (iPhone, Android) which provide a nice and neat set of daily Azkar and selected supplications by your favorite narrator’s voice.

We hope you enjoy using the apps as much as we are, and if you happen to know any interesting apps we might have missed slip us a note in the comments.

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