Featured image credit: Ramadan Legacy.
Are we a bit slow to the Ramadan apps party? Sorry, we’ve been too wrapped in our own world of web-based Ramadan stuff as of late, unable and perhaps unwilling to recognise that other digital platforms are creating their own content related to the holy month. Our bad.
But as we are so fond of hyping up our online pals (we mean we did tell you how Google and Instagram are showing the Ramadan love), we’ve scraped the net for the best apps available to support you until Eid is upon us – and beyond. So let’s check them out.
Credit: al Quran.
As the holy book was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) during Ramadan, we all know the importance of reading more of the Qu’ran this month. If you’re often on the go, al Quran is the go-to app for you. Not only can you search for certain verses, there’s also the option to listen to them being recited. Very handy if you’re sardined between people on public transport.
Credit: Ramadan Legacy.
One of the most important aspects of Ramadan is reflection and self-improvement. Launched in 2015, Ramadan Legacy allows you to log your Ramadan goals in the app and track your efforts to achieve them. Along with a calendar function where you can organise your month, the app comes with a ‘Reflection Stream’. This is a social feature in which you can share your thoughts, feelings and photos related to the holy month, meaning users can support each other in becoming more mindful, generous people.
What’s your preferred way to break your fast? Dates? A glass of water? A two-piece chicken and chips meal with four hot wings on the side? Whatever the case, Zabihah has got you covered. The app is essentially a halal food locator, and it will help you pinpoint the closest restaurants, markets and mosques for when Iftar is fast approaching. And much like the internet’s best-loved review dumps Yelp and Tripadvisor, Zabihah includes customer verdicts on over 20,000 halal eateries.
Good Habits isn’t a Ramadan specific app, but making an extra effort to pick up good habits is something we should all be focusing on during Ramadan. When you think of a good habit you want to pick up on, stick it in the app and it will remind you to perform it. Simple, but effective.
Do you have any apps that you like to use during Ramadan that we should know about? Shout them out in the comments.