We have compiled a list of five apps that use different approaches to meet different needs. We hope you find one of them useful to use during the blessed month of Ramadan.
Quran Companion uses a gamification approach and tried and tested techniques to teach the memorisation of Quran. The app is fun and contains both personal and group challenges to keep learners motivated. In addition, it provides guided lesson plans, which are really useful for teachers. Quran Companion is a motivational app that we recommend for all age groups.
Learn Quran is an app that claims to teach 50% of the words in the Quran in just nine hours. This makes the Quran accessible and understanding the Arabic achievable even for busy people. There is a progress bar so you can see how far you’ve come, which is really motivational. It is a really useful app, as many people are able to recite the Quran in Arabic, yet they may not understand its meaning.
Quran Now provides the recitation, translation and transliteration of the whole Quran. The transliteration is particularly useful for non-native speakers who are struggling with the Arabic alphabet. This app allows you to learn Tajweed and Arabic words, or simply listen to your favourite reciter.
Learn To Read The Quran
Learn To Read The Quran is an educational app which uses the original Arabic to teach. It is particularly suitable for beginners as it has Arabic alphabet lessons, and for advanced learners, it teaches Quran recitation in Arabic. Overall, it has a user friendly design.
Ayah A day
Ayah A Day does what its name suggests, which is to encourage you to learn one ayat every day. Each daily audio clip is 5 minutes long, and the app prompts you to listen to both the Arabic and its meaning, as well as an explanation of each ayat. At just 5 minutes a day, it is ideal for those who are short for time.
There are many more apps out there, and this is just a selection of what is on offer. Try to find one that suits you before Ramadan starts so that you can make progress and improve both your recitation and understanding of the Holy Quran.