Author: Thaminah Ahmad

Movie Review: Victoria and Abdul

Victoria & Abdul Released: 15 September 2017 Genre: Drama/Film Running Time: 1h52m The movie Victoria and Abdul is set in the early 20th century during the British Raj in India. It begins with Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal) running to his place for work as a Munshi (clerk) in the Indian city of Agra (where Taj Mahal is) encountering the typically snobbish British officers. In honour of Queen Victoria’s jubilee, Abdul Karim, with another Indian man Mohammad (Adeel Akhtar) are told that they are targeted  to travel to England present the queen with a gift  called Muhr (an Indian coin). Although Abdul...

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App: Dua & Azkar

Dua & Azkar Available on iOS, Android Price: Free Dua & Azkar by Ahsanul Haque is an app that is helpful in memorising and making dua. It is very easy and simple to use. There are duas for different occasions and Azkar remembrance of Allah. You can make a favourite list for duas and also share duas with others from the App. There are different chapters where you can jump from one to the other chapter. The duas have transliteration, the meaning and also explains the benefits of the dua. There is also audio for you to listen to how duas are pronounced. Another great feature is that it gives you instructions and tells you what to say for each prayer when you have just joined jammat. So it tells you when to say Fatiha and/ additional surah if you have missed 1 raka’ah, 2 and all the way up to 4 raka’ah. The makers of the App do mention that you may have trouble using older versions of Android OS. There have been numerous comments that many people have benefited from using this App. This app comes with: Salah Evening Azkar Morning Azkar Daily Dua and much more This App is available for both Android as well as Apple...

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App Review: Alim Quran and Hadith Platform

Alim Quran and Hadith Platform Available on iOS, Android Price: Free Alim is a great app that combines Quran and Hadith as well as other Islamic information in a user friendly manner. It provides you with tools to help memorise the Quran. It provides the following content: Quran Quran Translations Quran Recitations Authentic Hadith Translations Prayer Time Qibla Compass Zakat Calculator Islamic history and  Islamic Guide. It combines Quran, Prayer times, Athan and Hadith all in one App. It also gives you loads of more information on Islam. When you click on the Islamic guide option you have a list...

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App: Hadith Collection (All in one)

Hadith Collection  (All in one) Available on Android Price: Free Have you ever been in a position where you’re trying to find a Hadith that someone mentioned to you?  Or you want to reference something you believed to be true? Hadith have always been a source of guidance for us to follow.  Sometimes we get mixed up between what is truly an Islamic practice and what is just a cultural tradition  and want to source out Hadith for verification. So in order to authenticate what the Prophet said and did, Hadith Collection (all in one) by GreenTech will be...

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Al Quran (Tafsir & by Word)

Al Quran (Tafsir & by Word)  Available on Android Price: Free Al Quran (Tafsir & By Word) is a very useful app, especially if you’re trying to learn how to understand and speak Arabic. It has a function: Tafsir ibn kathir.  It has Tajweed which is colour coded and analysis of words you choose. There are many themes to choose from. I found it of great to help not only for my Arabic pronunciation but also my understanding of Arabic root words. App Features: Verse indexed Tafsir Ibn Kathir in English with embedded Arabic Color Coded Tajweed with the same color implementation as iquran (For Kitkat and up) Word by Word Rendering, Root Information, Translation, Word Details and Verb Forms Bookmarks/Favourites separated into user made categories A powerful full-text search engine with highlights Robust audio system with repeat, group playback of verses function to aid in memorization Various fonts, pinch-zoom feature and multiple Themes Autoscroll feature Different Quran Translations viewable simultaneously: Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Russian, Spanish, Urdu Several downloadable recitations for verse by verse recital (supports gapless/continuous recitation) including Mishary...

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