Top 10: Ramadan related apps
Referring to the Arabic word for 'eyes', this app is a platform for Muslims to share their captured moments with each other. It includes features that allow you to embed different elements into the pictures such as weather forecasts, time stamps, location tagging, filters, and 60 inspiring quotes that can be modified with different yet simple font styles, as well as stunning hand written typographic options. Pictures can also be personalised with 10 Muslim expressions written in calligraphy. It is available for iOS and Google Play.
Another user-friendly photo-sharing app that allows users to decorate their photos with Islamic content such as Arabic verses, quotes from the Quran, prayer timings, and Hadiths to name a few. It's slightly more simple than the Ainun app, sharing some features such as location tagging, prayer timing picture stamps, and sharing buttons for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
3. Muslim Pro
Muslim pro offers Ramadan essentials for both Apple and Android users, with accurate prayer times based on location, prayer alerts in 'Adhan' form, a Qibla compass, an audio version of the Quran that is translated in 15 languages, 99 names of Allah and the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), references to halal restaurants and mosques in the area based on your location, an Islamic calendar with holy dates.
4. Ramadan Tracker
This innovative iOS app is a perfect guideline for new or struggling Muslims about how to perform their duties during Ramadan. It allows individuals to set targets for themselves which motivates them to reach their own goals. It features a to-do list that can be checked off once an action is done, and each finished deed gains the user some points. This list includes the five daily prayers, additional prayers, daily Islamic recitations, Quran reading, charity work and social activity, and of course fasting.
5. Ramadan 2014
This app is available on both the App Store and Google Play, and the majority of it functions come from location tracking. Based on those details, it provides users with accurate Islamic prayer times every day, and it can be applied in over 251 countries worldwide. It also includes the 99 names of Allah, an educational guide to all the Ramadan information you need to know, 8 Duaa's written in Arabic with translations and correct pronunciations.
6. Ramadan Timetable
This highly rated Android app provides necessary calendar dates from every year up to Ramadan 2020, including the starting and finishing times of each season, daily prayer times, audial calls to prayer, textual Ramadan prayers, and 25 Duaa's from the Holy Quran. It also features a unique preference by which users will be redirected to Sky and Telescope Moon's website in order to calculate what phase of Ramadan it is, based on the moon.
7. Muslim's Prayer Times
This popular Google Play app has over 12,000 user reviews. It provides all the standard features including Qibla position, daily prayer notifications calculated by six methods including Muslim World League and Umm Al-Qura Makkah, moon phases and significant calendric dates and events.
This Holy Quran app takes the cake with over 20,000 user reviews, and comes with translated versions of the Quran including Arabic text and transcriptions options. Users can also choose from audio recitations by Sheikh Sa'ad Al-Ghamdi, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, Sheikh Saud Al-Shuraim, Sheikh Ali Al-Hudhaifi, and Qari Abdul Basit which can be downloaded for free.
9. Ramadan Kareem
This Windows Phone 8 app is receiving many positive reviews due in part to it's aesthetic layout, with options that include radio and TV streaming, a picture gallery, a Qibla locator, mosque finder, as well as a recipe section, it manages to differentiate itself from all of the other similar apps out there.
10. My Prayer
This Windows Phone 7 app has similar features to Muslim's Prayer Times, offering alarms for the 5 daily Islamic prayers, the position of the Qibla, and important religious dates and events.