Sunday, August 2, 2009

iPalm Digital Qur'an?

I saw about this iPalm Digital Qur'an on the Simply Islam website. Seems pretty interesting, really! It's a gadget based on helping you with Islam! How neat! I know you could get the Qur'an and put it on your MP3 player and download lectures that you'd put on a separate playlist or something, but there's something nice about having this MP3 player designed for Islam. It has Qur'an recitations, Qur'an translations (spoken and written, I think), hadith books, tafsir books, dua, athnan clock, DVD with religious films ready to put on the device as you choose. It also records voice and video and takes pictures.

Has anyone bought it, considered it or known someone to? Is it really helpful? Do you feel it would be helpful for you?

17 Comentários:

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

That actually sounds pretty useful. I know they have Quran apps for phones in the Middle East.

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

I saw something similar when I was in Saudi but it was pretty expensive. This one looks much better and is much cheaper. I like it! Are you considering getting it?

Jamilah said...

I have something similar to that... it is actually really neat... it has the whole Quran and you can read it in arabic and english and listen to it both languages as well...

Candice said...

Well, right now I'm not sure, but I will need something to remind me of prayers for sure, and I like the recitation and translation parts... So I donno!

Jamilah said...

How much is it? There might be a cheaper way to go. Have you printed out a prayer time table? They probably should have one at the masjid too...

Mrs. S said...

My husband has iQuran and iPray for his iPhone, as well as a few others for duas and hadiths. The iPray reminds you when it's time to pray and can be adjusted for travel. iQuran is in both English and Arabic and can be listened to as well as read.

The apps are pretty handy, especially for people like my husband. He loves technology and new gadgets, and he can't stand the thought of carrying around anything other than his wallet, keys and phone.

Yasemin said...

I wish! Thanks for the great idea. As an aside, for kids, I'm really into tapes of Islamic nursery rhymes from Astrolabe. Think London Bridge, but instead, something like "make wudu, it is required, is required, is required..."

Candice said...

We have iPray for the phone but it doesn't actually ring! I don't know why! But either way, it's my husband's gadget. My phone is just a plain phone.

As for prayer times, I should probably get one of those clocks for home, to at least be reminded of those prayers. And my schedule is pretty stable overall, so once I get more used to the itmes, I should be able to remember them pretty well. That might be the way to go for me.

Candice said...

Yas: I've never heard of those! Sounds interesting! Nora is starting to enjoy singing lately. She's so funny in the way she sings things. She was trying to sing the line "I got a feeling" from the BEP and she was like "A dada filet" and it was hilarious!

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

I have iPray too and it doesn't ring for some reason! That was the whole point of downloading it. Hmmm.

Candice said...

My husband thinks the app needs to be on at the time of the prayer. But that defeats the purpse! If I can rememebr to turn on my iPray at the time of the prayer, then I don't need the reminder!

Mrs. S said...

My husband has his set to act as a calendar reminder so he gets an alert. The prayer clocks are great, but I've fallen in to the trap of turning off the Fajr Adhan.

Nothing beats being in a country where the Adhan is blasted on loud speaker.

Candice said...

Mrs. S. that's true about being in a country that plays it on the speaker, but actually when I was in Egypt, it didn't wake me up at all when I was sleeping. We had AC and so the windows were always closed and I could hear it, but not loud enough to wake me. I'm sure with the windows opened it would have though.

Ahmed said...

Candice, We were leaving near 2 mosques :P

and i have the solution for you and for those who needs a prayer program as long as they keep their pc on most of the time....
which would be hard...

anyway it's called al muhaddith

http://www.muhaddith.org/pub/goptw695.exe

Ahmed said...
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Ahmed said...

forgot to mention if your city is not included in the program
you can know what is the longitude and latitude of your city from
google maps....

Candice said...

OK, thanks. But I really don't want any computer open near me while I sleep! I can hear your's in the livingroom all night and I would turn it off if I could! I need something near me that I can snooze.

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