by Lisa Zahran
Many of us claim to be practicing Muslims but we never get the time to read, ponder or contemplate over the meanings of the Holy Quran. In several Muslim households, you will be greeted by the sight of one or more copies of the Quran, wrapped in beautiful covers, and neatly stacked on a shelf in some part of the house. The inhabitants of the house hardly find the time to open and read the Holy Book.
In Islam, we believe that every Muslim should have an intimate relationship with the Quran since not doing so is considered a sin as highlighted in the verse below:
“And the Messenger (Muhammad P.B.UH) will say: O my Lord! Verily, my people deserted this Qur’an (neither listened to it, nor acted on its laws and teachings).” [Quran 25:30]
By reading and reflecting over the Quran, you will be a recipient of Allah’s mercy as revealed in the verse below:
“And we send down from the Qur’an that which is a healing and a Mercy to those who believe [in Islamic Monotheism and act on it], and it increases the Zalimoon [polytheists and wrong-doers] nothing but loss.” [Quran 17:82]
In this regard, we have also seen many apps which cater to the needs of Muslims. One such app is the Quran Companion app released by the Quran Academy, which caters to the daily needs of busy Muslims who hardly get the time to recite the Quran.
The app itself is one of a kind in a way that it is developed with social features included, such as gamification, which make it easy and fun to use.
The Quran Companion app includes a customized learning environment, which is flexible and includes guided and unguided plans, based on individual preference.
Additionally, the key features of the app include:
Hasanah Calculator and Challenges
As soon as you sign up, the app will pop up a welcome screen along with the following hadith:
“The one who reads a single letter from the Book of Allah will be rewarded with one good deed. A good deed will be multiplied ten times over. I do not say Alif Laam Meem is one letter. Verily, Alif is one letter, Laam is one letter, Meem is one letter.”(Al-Tirmithi Sahih)
Therefore, basing on the above hadith, the app has an imbedded hasanah calculator which awards the reader 10 hasanah for every word of the Quran recited to boost motivation levels. You can even compete with your friends to see who makes it to the leaderboard’s daily top 100 users!
Ma sha Allah!
Other than boosting your motivation levels, the app also provides an excellent and organized memorization environment. This happens by the two plans presented whenever you open a Surah (chapter) – i.e. guided plans and unguided plans.
By using the guided plan, you will be able to learn and memorize a Surah by heart over an estimated period of days, via daily lessons, while the unguided plan will let you memorize the Quran at your own pace.
The Dashboard plus Social Groups
The dashboard feature allows you to see how far you have progressed, which also allows you to add up to 25 friends who are pursuing Quran memorization goals.
Additionally, the minimalistic and clean UI will give you an attractive layout of a particular Surah, as well as tabs of challenges and groups.
Additionally, you will be able to listen to the audio version of the Quran in several scripts and reciters.
Since we are all smartphone addicts, downloading the Quran Companion app will go a long way of ensuring that your bond with the Quran becomes stronger and better, given it’s easy to use and intuitive features, hence boosting your spirituality.
About the Author
Lisa Zahran is a writer and copywriter who has worked with New York Times bestselling authors and personal development organizations such as Productive Muslim and Mindvalley. As CCO at Quran Academy, she’s authored a transformative ebook that can help make Quran memorization easier and more meaningful in your daily life. Experience this ebook plus a 14-day trial of Quran Companion for free today.