The popularity of android smart phone has hugely increased over the past few months and the market for them has also expanded vastly. Google’s Android platform has become the most popular platform for downloading apps, beating the iPhone and the iPad combined. That’s because android offer cheaper prices other than its rival. And also, people generally prefer to buy android phones rather than buying normal phones because all the features of android phones are way better than normal ones like better graphics, camera, better apps etc. and better internet facility. Android has a big library of free apps and its growing day by day. Particularly for muslim android users. If you want to read a verse from Qur`an, there’s an app for that. If you want to be reminded of the five daily prayers, there’s an app for that. And if you need to know what direction to face when it’s time to pray, there’s an app for that. So, if you have Android phone then you must try these free Islamic Apps to increase our imaan in leisure time. Entertaining and useful!
1. Quran Android
This is an excellent app to use for reciting the Arabic text of the Qur’an, reading side by side translations, or listening to the beautiful recitation of the Qur’an.
Quran Android is a free, open source Quran application for Android devices. There are many features under development. Please send us your feedback and feature requests and keep us in your prayers!
- Audio recitations are available for streaming and downloading with highlighting support (tap the screen for to get the audio toolbar).
- Crystal clear Madani compliant images.
- Beautiful and smooth page transition effect.
- Works on Android phones without Arabic support.
- Landscape mode for even larger fonts and more comfortable image viewing.
- Bookmarking of an unlimited number of pages (tap the screen to find the bookmark button).
- Translations in many different languages (currently, Arabic Tafseer, English Sahih International Translation, French, German, Indonesian, Malay, Spanish, Turkish, Transliteration, Bosnian, Russian, Bengali, Kurdish, Somali, Dutch, Swahili, Malayalam, Azerbaijani, Tamil, and Urdu) with more coming soon.
- Search your favorite translation.
The iQuran app is another popular Android application for reading and reciting the Qur’an.
Read the Quran with verse by verse translation Read the Holy Quran in Arabic alongside its translation. Provides verse by verse audio playback, repeat functions, unlimited bookmarks, search, excellent navigational controls, several translations and reciters and much more.
- Full Landscape supported only for the first 5 chapters
- A maximum of 5 bookmarks
- One english translation: Shakir
- One recitation: Sheikh Husary
- Powerful audio controls with an option to group playback of verses to aid in memorization
3. Quran Index Search
The Quran Index Search app is convenient if you want to search for specific words in the noble Qur’an. I use this app whenever I’m not on a laptop, and need to quickly look up a word in the Qur’an.
Quran Index is an android application that can be used to search the entire Holy Quran in different languages. It supports a various ways to search the Holy Quran, which makes it very easy to lookup the desired Quranic verses. The default translation is in English by Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall and there are a number of other translations available for download, which can easily be added to the QuranIndex application.
- Search for words and phrases in the entire Holy Quran or in chapters
- Use Boolean operators (AND/OR/NOT) to group words in the search query to narrow down search.
- View individual or a range of chapters and verses
- Open verses to view Arabic and chapter details
- Support for multiple languages
4. Salah Widget
The Salah widget is actually not an app, but a widget to be placed on a homescreen. The widget interface of the widget is sleek and simple, and it has an adhan reminder that may be customized.
Widget to display the Muslim Salat Times of the day. Calculation methods and notifications can be customized Location could be chosen from: a cities list , network, address, or manually.
5. Find Qibla Pro
This is an excellent app to find exact qibla direction.
Find exact Qibla direction using a very beautiful compass, right on your phone. This application shows Qibla direction of your current location on a beautifully animated compass. To confirm the compass precision you can check the sun icon on the compass dial. You can use your device built-in GPS, cellular antennta location or select your desired city from more than 21000 cities round the world. Find Qibla also displays your heading to Qibla in degrees.
This app not only does it have the entire Qur’an with translations, the full version of Bukhari, Muslim and Malik’s Muwatta, it’s able to locate halal businesses and restaurants too.
- Sahih Bukhari
- Sahih Muslim
- Malik Muwatta
- Hadith Qudsi
- Muslim Business
- Zabihah (Halal) Restaurants
- Masajid (Mosques)
- Quran w/ translations (English, French, Dutch)
- Prayer Timings
- Stories of the Prophets by Ibn Kathir