The Qiblah Compass determines the direction of your daily Muslim prayers, based on your exact location. If you have an iPhone with a compass, such as the 3GS, it will show you the direction (based on true north, not magnetic north) to the Qiblah as you turn your phone around. On older models, the needle will not move with your iPhone, and you will still need a real compass, but this app will tell you what the correct direction is.
It also calculates daily prayer times based on your actual GPS location. If you’ve always used a table for a nearby city, remember that being 10 km east or west from that city may already make a difference of a minute or two in sunrise, sunset, and noon times.
Islam regards the Qur’an as miraculous and inimitable, and many islamic scholars argue that the Qur’anic text can not be reproduced in another language or form. As a practical problem, an Arabic word may have a range of meanings depending on the context, making an accurate translation even more difficult.
But not everyone can read Arabic, and it is highly encouraged for every Muslim to read the Quran and hopefully these translations from al-quran.info will be a good reference.
The following 74 translations are included in addition to the original text:
-Albanian (Feti Mehdiu, Hasan Efndi Nahi, Sherif Ahmeti)
-Azerbaijani (Məmmədəliyev & Bünyadov)
-Bosnian (Besim Korkut, Mustafa Mlivo, Translitteration)
-Czech (Alois Richard Nykl, Czech (Preklad I. Hrbek)
-Chinese (Hong Kong Islamic Youth Association)
-Dutch (Salomo Keyzer, Sofian S. Siregar)
-English (Shakir, Arthur John Arberry, Ahmed Ali, Ali Ünal, Amatul Rahman Omar, Bijan Moeinian, Abdul Majid Daryabadi, Edward Henry Palmer, Faridul Haque, George Sale, Hamid S. Aziz, Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali & Muhammad Muhsin Khan, John Medows Rodwell, Muhammad Ahmed & Samira, Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali, Muhammad Sarwar, Muhammad Taqi Usmani, Maulana Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall, Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah, Rashad Kalifa, Shabbir Ahmed, Sher Ali, Umm Muhammad (Sahih International))
-Finnish (Z. I. Ahsen Böre)
-French (Muhammad Hamidullah, Jean-Louis Michon, Kazimirski Biberstein)
-German (Al-Azhar Islamic University, Adel Theodor Khoury, Amir Muhammad Adib Zaidan, Abdullah as-Samit/Frank Bubenheim & Nadeem Elyas, Muhammad Ahmad Rassoul)
-Hausa (Saudi Qur’an Institute)
-Indonesian (Government version)
-Italian (Hamza Roberto Piccardo)
-Japanese (Saudi Qur’an Institute)
-Korean (Saudi Qur’an Institute)
-Malay (Abdullah Muhammad Basmeih)
-Maranao (Abdul Aziz Guroalim Saromantang)
-Norwegian (Einar Berg)
-Persian (Mohammad Mehdi Fuladvand (مهدی فولادوند), Naser Makarem Shirazi (ناصر مكارمشيرازی), Hussain Ansarian (حسین انصاریان), Mehdi Elahi Ghomshei (الهی قمشهای))
-Polish (Józef Bielawski)
-Portuguese (Samir El-Hayek)
-Romanian (George Grigore)
-Russian (Сумайя Мухаммад Афифи & Абдель Салям эль-Манси (Sumaja Muhammad Afifi & Abdel’ Salam al-Mansi), Эльмир Кулиев (Kuliev E.), М.Н.О. Османов (M.N.O. Osmanov), Валерия Порохова (V. Porokhova))
-Somali (Saudi Qur’an Institute)
-Spanish (Abdel Ghani Melara Navio, Spanish (Julio Cortes, La Asociación Estudiantil Musulmana de Oregon State University, Muhammad Asad)
-Swahili (Ali Muhsin Al-Barwani)
-Swedish (Muhammad Knut Bernström, Rashad Kalifa)
-Tatar (Yakub Ibn Nugman)
-Thai (Arab University Alumni Association)
The above screenshot was taken september 29, 2009, a few kilometer west of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
You can download the app here for the iPhone.
You can download the app here for the iPad.