Every practicing Muslim knows that Islam encompasses every aspect of one’s life. So, it should be no surprise that in the modern world, where technology fits in our pockets, our smartphones provide access to unlimited knowledge and know-how for our daily needs, including our Islamic needs.
We’ve listed down the best apps Muslims should have for every occasion.
For Ibadah (Acts of Worship)
1 – Muslim Pro – For Prayer Time with, Adhan notification, Qibla Direction, Quran and Dua’s
With over 77 million apps downloaded since it began, Muslim Pro is the most popular and most trusted app. The Quran feature is for you to read and listen, with tajweed, translation, and recitation from many qaris. They have also included more features such as find nearby mosques, halal restaurants.
As it has so many features, expect the app to be large in size, at around five times larger than other stand-alone apps (such as Quran only apps). If an app size concerns you, consider only using stand-alone apps, where you get one for each purpose (Quran, Prayer time, Find Masjid).
A quick search on the Google Play Store shows over 200 Quran apps for and nearly 100 apps in the Apple Store. If anything, the sheer number of Quran apps reveals that just how many Muslims hold the Quran near and dear to our hearts. Given a large number of Quran apps, how do we know just which one to choose and use?
2 – Quran Pro – For reading, listening to the Quran online, offline, and Tafseer
It’s a completely free app. We’ve previously written an app review about this which you can read about it here.
3 – Muslim Prayer Time And Qibla Direction
4 – Tasbeeh and Dhikr
For Knowledge Seekers
5 – MemorizeQuran – for memorizing the Quran
The app is especially for memorizing the Quran, and is user friendly for kids and adults alike. You can create many profiles and they have a progress indicator per user profile. To memorize, there is a pause between recited verses, and the Quran recitation can be speeded up or slowed down, alongside written Arabic.
6 – Hadith collection
This is a must-have for those who are serious about Islamic knowledge. The app contains 14 books of hadiths! However, it’s only available on Android.
These are Sahih al Bukhari 2) Sahih Muslim 3) Sunan an-Nasa’i 4) Sunan Abu-Dawood, 5) Jami’ at-Tirmidhi 6) Sunan Ibn-Majah 7) Muwatta Malik 8) Musnad Ahmad – Hadith compiled by Imam Ahmad ibn Hambal 9) Riyad us Saliheen 10) Shama’il Muhammadiyah 11) Al Adab Al Mufrad, hadith collected by Imam Bukhari 12) Bulugh al-Maram 13) 40 Hadith Nawawi 14) 40 Hadith Qudsi
App For Finding Halal Products
How do you know the food is halal? This is often a question one would get if you are in a non-Muslim majority country. Even in some Muslim majority but multi-religious country, this question is still valid for consumers.
7 – Verify Halal
Search for halal products in 42 countries, which are certified halal by the various authorized halal certification bodies. More than just halal restaurants, or halal food, this also extends to halal personal care products, its available on Android and iPhone.
In Malaysia, Tempah App is focusing only on Halal Restaurants and Halal home-cooked meals, delivered by Muslim riders.
App For Building Muslim Community and Events
8 – CollabDeen
Get more people to attend your Islamic events, and build a bigger Muslim community. Use this App as a platform to build a Muslim community online and offline.
Apps For Children Islamic Education and Tarbiyyah
9 – Muslim Kid Series: Dua
Perfect for shaping a Muslim child to have his entire activities with du’a, The perfect Tarbiyyah app for your children. We’ve written about this app previously, which you can read more about it.
10 – Teach Me Islam App
The best way for a child to learn is with a teacher via a private tutor. Now, you can book a private tutor online via this app for your child to learn Quran and Islamic studies. It is also available for women. The tutors come to your home and have been checked for their qualifications to teach, and they must follow a standard curriculum set by the app creator. It’s currently only available in the UK.
You can also consider switching technology to Muslim or Islamic friendly tech. We’ve listed ten of the technologies in this post.
If you want to learn Quran via a mobile app, consider the list we’ve prepared for you in this article.
If you want to practice Islam, smartphone apps have been a great enabler for us Muslims to practice it fully. The choice is truly ours to make.
Shahfizal Musa is the editor of Halalop. He graduated with a Law degree from Thames Valley University London. He is an award-winning journalist covering topics such as human trafficking, Muslim research discoveries, and exceptional Muslims.