Tools for Memorizing the Qur’an – Apps I use

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1.) iQuran:

What I use it for: 

Qari: It has the option of downloading ‘Afasy’s recitation which is exactly what I need!

Repetition of ayaat: If i’m memorizing a new ayah, I just set it to repeat between 4 – 10 times. If I just want to listen to it while driving or doing something around the house I set it to only play the next 5 to 10 ayaat and then start over. I love that feature!

Translation: If I’m out and about and want to read a translation, iQuran would be handy because it has several translations to choose from.

2.) Bayan Qur’an:

What I use it for: 

Qaris: it A LOT of Qaris to choose from (Afasy included). Side note: It’s the only app I’ve found that has Salah Bukhatir. Give him a listen if you haven’t him before, just beautiful! I like playing that recitation for ZB.

Translation of each individual word: As I mentioned in this post, it’s really important for me to know the meaning of each word, especially when memorizing longer ayaat. Before downloading Bayan Qur’an I would use these books. Less bulk for me to carry around now Alhamdullilah!

Root word: In addition to the meaning of each word, it gives the root word and morphology. Great for all Arabic grammar students.

**Important note** – People have had complaints re: Bayan Qur’an because of the translation it uses. Some have even said pages of the Qur’an are missing. I don’t use it for translation nor have I come across missing pages. Allahu’alam! Good to take note of though.

3.) Quran Reader:

What I use it for:

Reading: This is the first Quran app I ever downloaded and I still do use it occasionally. Like Bayan Quran, it feels like an actual mushaf. However, I would probably have replaced it completely with Bayan Quran if not for the concern raised re: missing pages.

Other recommended apps:

1.) Quran Explorer – my sister uses this instead of iQuran. It seems to be just as good.

2.) Memorize Quran – if I had an older child, I would definitely be trying this app out.

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Any apps to share or recommend?

Comments

  1. As salam alaykum wrwb, how did the rest of the journey go? I’m just starting mine and it’s so inspirational to see a lovely mummy like you posting about the journey. I love your instagram so much, you’re the mum I aspire to me one day iA, fun, active, spiritual and positive mA!

    May Allah swt put abundant blessings in your life for all your efforts, ameen, jzk :)

    • Wa’alaykum salaam wa rahmatullah dear sister. jazakiAllahu khairan for the encouragement and taking the time to tell me, it means a lot. And ameen to your lovely du’a! :) Ah, the Hifdh journey continues in stops and starts. It’s always 2 steps forward and 1 step back, but Alhamdullilah I’ve come to terms with that! Having a teacher is what helps me the most actually. IA will write up a post about that sometime. Much love and may Allah bless you in your hifdh journey.

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