Undoubtedly, smartphone penetration is increasing significantly in emerging economies. Countries in the Far East such as Malaysia & Indonesia have experienced a significant rise in penetration. There have been numerous apps that are catering to the Muslim Market in Muslim Majority Countries. Now we’re going to look at the top 21 Islamic apps that have taken the Muslim world by storm.
From Salah timing to halal dining these are 2017’s top apps to make daily life even better.
21. Halal Trip
This is the one-stop app for planning all your halal travel needs. From purchasing tour package, downloading city guides, finding halal food, finding nearby mosques and attractions, Halal Trip helps you plan your entire trip.
20. Halal Gems
Halal Gems, launched in 2015 in an app, digital magazine, and website that showcases the best halal cuisine and halal restaurants from throughout the world. This app is a must have for the food junkie.
With over 145,000 global members and 3000 successful marriages, the London based company MuzMatch has built a Islamic app based platform to connect Muslim singles around the world. You never know if you might just find the Mr or Mrs Right just one continent away. Insha’Allah.
18. Islamic GPS
Founded in London, this Islamic app is one that allow you to “see” awe inspiring Islamic heritage sights all over the globe. In order to “experience” the view, all you have to do is hold up your phone and turn around whichever way you want and suddenly you’ve transported to that place itself. Talk about cool.
Modanisa founded by Kerim Ture has quickly grown his company Modanisa into the largest modest fashion company in the world. Their Islamic app provides a great shopping experience in six different languages, making them one of the first truly global Muslim brands.
With 30,00 products across more than 300 brands you can discover all styles of abayas, tunics, nightwear, sportswear, scarves, coats, shoes and accessories and more from international designers.
16. Hadith Collection
Hadith Collection for Android is an ultimate collection of Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). The Islamic app contains Arabic mattan and translations in different languages of most accepted and authentic hadith books including Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu Dawud and Malik’s Muwatta. It is very easy to use the application.
15. Ramadan Legacy
Ramadan Legacy, founded in 2013 that is dedicated to connect and empower Muslim during the month of Ramadan. This is the go to Islamic app to stay on track of your Spiritual Ramadan Goals. You can track your fasts, prayers, how much Quran you read and view other’s progress for social motivation.
Next we have a Halal Food app known as Zabihah. This Islamic app even has a website known as Zabihah.com. All you need to do is download this app, take it out when you need to find a Halal eatery, shake your phone a couple of times and voila- a nearby restaurant serving Halal food.
13. Quran Companion
The Islamic app Quran Companion is the smartest way to memorize Quran with features that are easy, fun & social. Perfect for every day, busy Muslim who desires an easier, more accessible way to build a Quran memorization habit in their daily life. By this way they can achieve their memorization goals faster and easier.
12. Scan Halal
Up next is Scan Halal, another Islamic app dedicated to helping Muslims find Halal food. You need to do is scan the item of interest and see if they have got into their database. The app tells if the food is indeed Halal or doubtfully so or even if it’s best not to buy it. It even helps you out if you are a vegan or vegetarian.
11. Quran Majeed
Quran Majeed is one other Islamic app that helps users learn how to recite the Quran, known as one of the most popular apps for Quran recitation. This Islamic app has been growing its fan base since 2015. More than five hundred thousand people are known to favor this app and over one hundred and eighty countries recite the Quran using this app. Truly a fan favorite.
10. Umrah & Hajj Guide
Umrah & Hajj Guide is an Islamic app that helps Muslims all over the world to know about every aspect of the performance of religious rituals of Umrah and Hajj in the most effective way. The Application comes up with 8 major Groupings which are- Umrah Guide, Hajj Guide, Ihram Instructions, Supplications, Hajj Map, Glossary, Miscellaneous, and Destination Map.
9. Quran English
Digital Quran/Koran with English translations, which has a word by word translation in English and audio mp3 murattal full Quran 114 Surah or 30 Juz without limitation. You can also use this Islamic app as an alarm for Azan. It has Hijri calendar too.
8. Eid SMS 2017
Do you have to send so many messages in the Eid occasion? Don’t worry about the typing and copy-paste anymore. Because Droid Digger came with this new Eid SMS 2017 Islamic app that will save your valuable time, energy as well as provide you a large collection of English, Bangla and Hindi Eid message via this small app.
Basically the home page of this app has three buttons for “English Eid SMS”, “Bangla Eid SMS”, and “Hindi Eid SMS”. You can easily choose a language of your choice and browse the collection of amazing Eid SMS to greet your friends and family members instantly.
7. Muslim Now
Muslim Now is the first Islamic community covering all Muslims daily needs with features like- displaying prayer time and next time to prayer, Quibla direction etc. Here is collection of Islamic YouTube videos like khawater. You can also find wonderful greeting cards with ability to write and share them through Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and all other social media channels.
6. Ramadan Dua 2017
Ramadan is the month of good deeds and thus we get closer to Allah. We need some certain duas specially for Ramadan month which we usually do not keep in our mind. Ramadan Dua 2017, founded by Droid Digger in 2015 is an amazing Islamic app, where you can get all the necessary Ramadan duas in a single android app.
You can find almost all necessary Ramadan duas such as Suhoor dua, Iftar dua, dua for Lyalatul Qadr, dua for Salvation and many more. This app is like a digital book to guide you during Ramadan month.
5. MP3 Quran
MP3 Quran the most downloaded free audio Quran Islamic App on Market. The easiest ever for steaming. MP3 Quran support more than 15 languages. In MP3 Quran application you can find more than 100 reciters for example- Maher Al Moekle, Ahmad Al Ajmy. Fares Abbad etc.
4. Digital Tasbih 2017
In this modern era as everything is getting digitized then why shouldn’t Tasbih. This simple Tasbih counter Islamic app will make your prayer easier and faster. No need to take your Tasbih while visiting mosque or other places, just taking your android smart phone is enough.
The Digital Tasbih Counter Islamic app is the modern and the digital version of Tasbih/Tashbeeh which can be used anytime and anywhere via your Android smart phone.
3. Dua & Azkar
Dua & Azkar is one of the most authentic ‘open source’ application available on Google Play. This is an Islamic app with many images and audios. It has more than one million downloads for its amazing features. The Application is very useful and fulfilling in all ramification. On the other hand, it is easy to use and practical.
2. Learn Quran
All in one app to study how to recite the Quran. With technology, learning how to recite the Quran is better, easier and faster than ever. This Islamic app suitable for learners at all levels: whether you don’t know at all how to recite the Quran, or you could recite but want to improve your tajweed and makhraj. Learn Quran is designed so that you can study with a teacher or by yourself. More than 900,000 people in more than 170 countries have used Learn Quran.
1. Muslim Pro
Lastly, every Muslim should have Muslim Pro Apps in their smart phones as this is the most sought after Islamic apps by many Muslims globally. Muslim Pro is the most downloaded and most reviewed Islamic apps in the world, with over 10 million downloads. By having this app, you can get accurate prayer time & Azan application. Quran with translation, qible locater, Islamic Hijri calendar, halal restaurant locater and many great features.
These 21 Islamic apps are a must have for any Muslim looking to enhance their Islamic spirituality, find their Muslim spouse, seamlessly finding the nearest halal restaurants and mosques, and much more. There’s a lot of movement in the space and it’s worthwhile to keep an eye out for this space.