These are the best six apps to help you read and understand Quran on Windows 8, Windows 10
Islam is an ancient religion practiced with preponderance in the Middle East. But recently Islam has spread its wings upon the Western World as well, so today we can find a lot of practicing English speaking Muslims. So we thought we dig out of the Windows app store, some Windows 8, Windows 10 or Windows RT apps that might make the study of the Quran – the Islamic holy book – more fun and interactive for the English speaking community.
Top Windows 8, Windows 10 Quran apps for the true beliver
For those believers who don’t know the Arabic language but still want to revel in seeing how the old text might have looked like when Mohammed first wrote it after it was revealed to him, this Windows 8, Windows 10 app will surely help. It features the verse text in Arabic text plus a translation or a recitation, depending on what you choose. The text font can be changed from let’s say Uthmanic Calligraphy to Simplified Arabic, so students of Arabic can understand more easily the words.
If you would want to take up the difficult task of memorizing some verses from the Holy book, this app can be of assistance. It’s no matter if you know Arabic or not, because the software features the translation in several languages. However the original body of the text is showcased as to perfectly match the Madinah Print “Mushaf Al-Madinah”.
If you don’t want to read it yourself you can program the app to do a recitation and you can choose from 50 different recitation styles. The recitations can be Played, Paused, Stopped, Slowed Down or Speed Up. You can also highlight passages you have memorized or plan to memorize and search within the Quran.
This is a simple listening app. If you want to calm your mind after a busy day at work, you can turn on this app an listen to full Quran chapters. You can choose the chapter you left off the last time and continue reading form where you stopped.
This Windows 8, Windows 10 app might prove vital to the modern busy Muslims. It delivers a bunch of updates daily to remind the believers of what’s truly important. The app features Quran quotes, translations, the ability to pursue exploration of the Holy book. IslamicHub also features a section that help the faithful extend their knowledge of the holy ones. The app is available in both German and English.
This app might appeal to those who want to find a correlation between Religion and Science. This app scans the Quran and pulls out some verses and then compares them to the discoveries modern Science has made over the years.
For example, the app conveys that the verse “And We have made the heaven a roof, safe and well guarded. Yet they turn away from its signs” is a reference to the earth protective magnetic field. The app is definitely worth checking out.
This app is open source based on Quran Android project and can be considered the successor of Quran Phone app for Windows phone 7/8. It has many interesting features like:
- Crystal clear Madani compliant images
- Landscape mode for even larger fonts and more comfortable image viewing
- Beautiful and smooth page transition effect
- Bookmarking of an unlimited number of pages and ayah
- Translations in many different popular languages
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2013 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. We want to be sure that our list has the best products that will fit your needs.
Editor's Note: This article was originally published in August 2013 and was revamped and updated in March 2019 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.