Singapore-based app connects Muslims globally this Ramadan; gives back to children’s education

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• Muslim Pro empowers Muslims this Ramadan with new app feature to encourage  Muslims to read the entire Quran in 30 days. The app had launched two new  features – Dhikr tracking and text-to-speech capability in the Quran – in early March,  as part of the developer’s continued efforts to innovate and improve. 

• Latest khatam feature allows users to track their reading individually and in groups, uniting Muslims through Quran reading during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

• Muslim Pro’s khatam Quran feature also converts good intention into positive action,  as Muslim Pro has pledged to donate to children’s charities to encourage sadaqah for children’s educational needs, so that users can “pay it forward” when they  complete reading the Quran.  

• Muslim Pro aims to reach 10,000 Quran Completions in its #UnitedinKhatam global  campaign. 

Singapore, 8 April 2021 – Muslim Pro users who use the Ramadan period to complete recitation of the  Quran with friends and family will enjoy the app’s newly-launched khatam1 feature, which allows individuals  and groups to complete reading the Quran together through the app. 

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, a holy month that Muslims look forward to every single  year. As much as Ramadan is the month of fasting, it is also noted for the revelation of the Quran given to  Prophet Muhammad. Reciting the Quran in Ramadan is a religious practice that Muslims believe gives  spiritual benefits to the person reading and completing it throughout this month. 

To help Muslims with this practice, Muslim Pro’s newest feature gives users complete flexibility in choosing how to complete their Quran reading over the Ramadan period: either individually or in groups, and either reading the Quran digitally through the app or tracking their progress in the app as they read a physical  copy of the Quran.  

1 Khatam: a complete recitation of the Quran. 

“As we approach Ramadan in the middle of a pandemic that has separated many families and friends, it is  our hope that the khatam feature would help families and friends to recite the Quran together, thus bringing  them closer despite the physical or social distancing rules they have to adhere to,” says Ms Zahariah  Jupary, Muslim Pro’s Head of Community.  

#UnitedinKhatam: Muslim Pro’s khatam Quran Features 

Reading the Quran at home also need no longer be a solitary event as through the app, users can also  build a community to read together. The new feature allows them to read the Quran as a group, they can  assign parts of the Quran to members to read, as well as nudge members to complete their assigned  readings. Achievement badges will be awarded to users who complete their reading, which they can share  on social media to encourage others to khatam Quran.  

Muslim Pro aims to reach 10,000 completed Quran reading over the Ramadan period.  

#GiftofKhatam: Sadaqah2 for children’s education  

Muslim Pro has designed its khatam feature with a purpose: to convert good intentions into positive action.  The feature will also enable users to sadaqah or “pay it forward” when they khatam Quran with Muslim  Pro’s app. This Ramadan, Muslim Pro has pledged to give towards the education of children in various  countries in the world so that its khatam Quran programme can have a positive and lasting impact on  community. 

Ms Zahariah added: “The charity initiative will enable Muslim Pro users to give back to the community for  education purposes – it could be towards regular education or to Quran reading classes.” The charities that  will benefit will be announced later this month. 

Download the Muslim Pro app or Muslim Pro’s khatam Quran feature  here https://go.muslimpro.com/prkhatam. Muslim Pro has more than 100 million downloads in over 200 countries across users of all ages.  

#MuslimProRamadan #GiftofKhatam #MuslimProGivesBack #UnitedinKhatam  

2 Sadaqah is “voluntary offering” in Arabic. Wikipedia. 

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About Muslim Pro 

Muslim Pro started as a mobile application with a simple idea: to provide accurate prayer times for our Ummah. Over  time, Muslim Pro has grown with Muslims’ evolving needs, into a comprehensive mobile app that serves millions of  users around the world offering comprehensive religious, lifestyle, and community features. Today, it has been  downloaded over 100 million times. 

Its main features include accurate prayer times, azan, full audio Quran, Halal restaurants & Mosques guide, Qibla  compass, Islamic Hijri calendar, Zakat calculation, Daily Inspiration contents, Fasting and prayer tracker, virtual Hajj  journey, Popular Verses, daily Duas, Dhikr tracking in the Tasbih, and the latest is Khatam Quran. 

Muslim Pro has more than 100 million downloads in over 200 countries across users of all ages.  For more information, please visit https://www.muslimpro.com

About 100 Days to Ramadan 

The ‘100 Days to Ramadan’ campaign kicked off on January 2, 2021, with Muslim Pro team members sharing their  goals for Ramadan and the good habits they plan to cultivate in the 100 days leading up to Ramadan. The campaign  aims to guide and encourage Muslim Pro users to a deeper piety and reflection. 

Muslim Pro app users get new features to prepare for Ramadan

• New features include Dhikr tracking and text-to-speech capability in the Quran feature,  which allows users to listen to the Quran translations after the verse-by-verse Arabic  recitations 

• Latest innovations are part of Muslim Pro’s continued efforts to improve the app and support the company’s annual ”100 Days to Ramadan” campaign, which aims to  motivate Muslims as they prepare for the fasting month 

Singapore, 1 March 2021 – Muslim Pro app users now have two new features to help them prepare for  Ramadan. The two features are Dhikr1 tracking and the Quran translations audio. 

Muslim Pro users can now set daily Dhikr goals and track them in the existing Tasbih2 feature in the app.  Dhikr is a very direct and powerful way of strengthening a Muslim’s relationship with Allah. This new feature is in response to a popular request by the community. With accompanying audio recordings, users can also listen to how the Dhikr is being recited and follow the recitation as they read towards their Dhikr goals.  

Muslim Pro is motivated to use technology to continually innovate and improve the Muslim Pro app, to better serve the Ummah3. To increase accessibility of the app for users in various markets, Muslim Pro has integrated the text-to-speech technology in its Quran feature. Users can now listen to the Quran translations audio in various languages. The Quran translations audio will be played right after the Arabic recitation of each verse. Currently, the Muslim Pro app has around 70 translations, with some languages having multiple translation versions. The text-to-speech technology is an added capability to these Quran translations and users can look for the words “audio recitation is available” below a particular translation to find out which translation has the new audio recitation feature.  

Said Ms Zahariah Jupary, Muslim Pro’s Head of Community: “Muslim Pro is about the Ummah, and the  uplifting of individuals to strengthen the community. This is the passion that motivates us to improve the  Muslim Pro app continuously. We want the new features to further ease and facilitate the practice of our  community’s faith and religious duties, as the Quran translations’ audio will allow individuals to hear the  Quran translations in any of the available languages in the app, while the Dhikr tracking will encourage the  Ummah to increase their remembrance of Allah no matter where they are.”  

1 Dhikr: Means “remembrance, reminder” or “mention, utterance”. They are Islamic devotional acts, in which phrases or prayers are  repeated.  
2 Tasbih: Tasbih: A set or string of 33, 66, or 99 prayer beads used by Muslims as a counting aid in reciting the 99 titles of Allah and  in meditation. 
3 Ummah: An Arabic word meaning “community”. 

Ms Zahariah added that the two new features are part of Muslim Pro’s pledge to always put users first “in  everything that we do”. “We will always listen to our community and improve the app to support the Ummah  in their practice.” 

She also noted that many people turned to Muslim Pro amid the Covid-19 restrictions. “We saw a big spike  in app usage during the Covid-19 pandemic period, so we knew it was helping people keep their faith.” 

The latest innovations complement the app’s existing comprehensive list of features that Muslim Pro has  introduced over the years to support the Ummah in their practice of Islam.  

Currently, the app, which is available on the Apple App Store (iOS), Google Play Store (Android) and KaiOS,  has features that include: accurate prayer times, azan4, full audio Quran, Halal restaurants & Mosques guide, Qibla5 compass, Islamic Hijri6 calendar, Zakat7 calculation, Daily Inspiration contents, Fasting and prayer tracker, virtual Hajj8 journey, Popular Verses and daily Duas9

“Every day, we focus on creating a better mobile app, one that is relevant and useful to the Ummah. The  virtual Hajj journey feature which was launched last year during the Hajj season is useful for Muslims who  cannot go on the pilgrimage to Mecca; it is particularly relevant in these COVID-19 times,” Ms Zahariah  pointed out.  

She said that as part of Muslim Pro’s annual World Quran Month (WQM) in Ramadan, Muslim Pro is also  planning a Global Quran Reading event to unite the Ummah in encouraging one another to read the Quran.  WQM aims to encourage the Ummah to reconnect and return to the Quran at their own pace during  Ramadan, the best month to do so. This event will be done using the app as well and more details will be  available in March. 

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(Ms) Zahariah Jupary, Head of Community, Muslim Pro  
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4 Azan: Call to prayer. 
5 Qibla: The direction towards the Kaaba in the Sacred Mosque in Mecca.  
6 Hijri: Islamic calendar.  
7 Zakat: A form of almsgiving treated in Islam as a religious obligation or tax. 
8 Hajj: Annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. 
9 Duas: A prayer of supplication or request

About Muslim Pro 

Muslim Pro started as a mobile application with a simple idea: to provide accurate prayer times for our Ummah. Over  time, Muslim Pro have grown with the Ummah’s evolving needs, into a comprehensive mobile app that serves millions  of users around the world offering comprehensive religious, lifestyle, and community features.  

Its main features include accurate prayer times, azan, full audio Quran, Halal restaurants & Mosques guide, Qibla  compass, Islamic Hijri calendar, Zakat calculation, Daily Inspiration contents, Fasting and prayer tracker, virtual Hajj  journey, Popular Verses, daily Duas and Dhikr tracking in the Tasbih feature.  

Muslim Pro has more than 100 million downloads in over 150 countries across users of all age ranges. Last Ramadan,  more than 17 million people across the world utilised the Muslim Pro app in the holy month. 

For more information, please visit https://www.muslimpro.com

About 100 Days to Ramadan 

The ‘100 Days to Ramadan’ campaign kicked off on January 2, 2021, with Muslim Pro team members sharing their  goals for Ramadan and the good habits they plan to cultivate in the 100 days leading up to Ramadan. The campaign  aims to guide and encourage Muslim Pro users to a deeper piety and reflection. 

قرارات السنة الإسلامية الجديدة

العام الإسلامي الجديد بعيد أيام بشهر محرم القادم. من المهم أن نفكر ونتحسن على أنفسنا في العام القادم كمسلم.

عندنا نوايا للتغيير أنفسنا عبر روتين الجديد و أفضل من قبل الذي سيقربنا إلى الله أكثر. إن التخلص من الروتين اليومي السيء ليس سهلة ، لكن التحفيز الذاتي سيساعداننا على تغييره.

طريق إلى النجاح هو العودة إلى أساسيات الإسلام ، ليكون لديك نية واقعية ومحاولة لقبول التغيير بعقل هادئ. الأمثال من القرارات التي سيساعدك على بدء العام الهجري الجديد القادم فيما يلي. الله سيسهل أموركم، إن شاء الله!

Les Résolutions du Nouvel An islamique

Muharram arrivera dans quelques jours, cela signifie qu’une nouvelle année islamique est à nos portes. Il est important de prendre du recul et de réfléchir à la façon de nous améliorer pour l’année à venir, surtout en tant que musulmans.

Nous avons tous l’intention de faire des changements, de lancer une meilleure routine plus productive et qui nous rapproche d’Allah. Pourtant, beaucoup d’entre nous sont déçus peu de temps après, car il n’est pas facile de briser des habitudes familières malgré notre poussée de motivation qui nous dit que c’est le cas.

Le moyen de réussir est de revenir à l’essentiel, d’être réaliste et d’embrasser le changement avec un état d’esprit calme. Voici un échantillon de quelques résolutions pour vous guider dans votre entrée dans la nouvelle année islamique. Puisse Allah faciliter tous nos plans cette année inshaAllah!

Azam di Tahun Baru Islam

Tidak lama lagi, kita akan menyambut Awal Muharam, iaitu Tahun Baru Islam. Adalah penting bagi kita untuk melihat kembali apakah yang telah kita berjaya capai pada tahun ini dan cuba untuk memperbaiki diri kita sebagai seorang Muslim di tahun baru yang bakal menjelang.

Kita hendaklah berazam untuk berubah menjadi lebih baik, dan melakukan lebih banyak ibadah untuk mendekatkan lagi diri kita kepada Allah. Membuang rutin harian yang telah kita biasa lakukan itu sememangnya bukanlah mudah, namun keazaman dan motivasi diri yang utuh akan membantu kita untuk mengubahnya.

Cara untuk berjaya adalah untuk kembali kepada fitrah, menjadi lebih realistik dan cuba untuk menerima perubahan dengan minda yang tenang. Berikut merupakan contoh resolusi yang akan membantu anda untuk memulakan Tahun Baru Islam yang akan datang. Semoga Allah mempermudahkan segala apa yang telah kita rancangkan tahun ini, Insya Allah!

Resolusi Tahun Baru Islam

Tidak lama lagi kita akan memasuki awal bulan Muharam, yang berarti kita akan menyambut tahun baru Islam. Penting untuk kita merenungkan kembali apa yang telah kita lalui dan senantiasa memperbaiki diri di tahun yang akan datang.

Hendaklah kita berniat untuk berubah menjadi pribadi yang lebih baik, lebih produktif dan lebih mendekatkan diri kepada Allah. Meninggalkan kebiasaan yang kurang baik atau kurang bermanfaat seperti yang sering kita lakukan memang bukan perkara mudah, namun dengan niat yang kuat dan terus memotivasi diri InsyaAllah kita bisa melakukannya.

Cara untuk sukses adalah kembali kepada fitrah dan hal-hal mendasar, bersikap realistis, dan menerima perubahan dengan pikiran yang tenang. Berikut adalah contoh dari beberapa resolusi untuk membantu Anda memulai tahun baru Islam. Semoga Allah meringankan semua rencana kita tahun ini InsyaAllah!

Islamic New Year Resolutions

With Muharram being days away, this means a new Islamic year is upon us. It is important to take a step back and reflect on how to improve ourselves for the coming year especially as Muslims.

We all have the intentions to make changes, to kick-start a better, more productive routine and one that brings us closer to Allah. Yet, many of us get disappointed not before long as breaking familiar habits is not an easy thing to do despite our surge of motivation telling us that it is.

The way to succeed is to go back to basics, to be realistic, and to embrace change with a calm mind-set. Here is a sample of some resolutions to guide you on your beginning into the new Islamic year. May Allah ease all our plans this year in shaa Allah!

Annulations du Hajj au cours de l’Histoire

Faire le pèlerinage au moins une fois pour ceux qui sont physiquement et financièrement capables est l’un des cinq piliers de l’islam. Cette année, en raison de la pandémie mondiale, le gouvernement saoudien a officiellement annoncé que seuls les pèlerins résidant en Arabie saoudite pouvaient effectuer le Hajj afin d’empêcher la propagation du coronavirus.

Cependant, cette pandémie n’est pas la première à perturber le Hajj pour les musulmans à travers l’histoire. Voici quelques événements historiques qui ont empêché les musulmans de visiter la ville sainte au cours des 1400 dernières années.

865: Massacre sur la montagne Arafat

Le conflit entre Ismail bin Yousuf et le califat abbasside de Bagdad a engendrée une grave attaque contre la sainte montagne d’Arafat. Les pèlerins ont été massacrés et le conflit a forcé l’annulation du Hajj.

930: Attaque Qarmatienne

L’annulation a eu lieu lorsque Abu Taher al-Janabi, le chef de la secte hétérodoxe Qarmate basée à Bahreïn, a lancé une attaque contre La Mecque. Selon des récits historiques, les Qarmates ont assassiné 30’000 pèlerins à La Mecque. Les cadavres ont été jetés dans le puits de Zamzam. L’armée d’Abu Taher a volé la pierre noire de la Kaaba et l’a emmenée à Bahreïn. Le Hajj a ensuite été suspendu pendant une décennie jusqu’à ce que la Pierre noire soit retournée à La Mecque.

967: Peste mortelle

Une peste mortelle a tué des milliers de personnes et d’animaux et a entraîné l’annulation du Hajj.

983-991: Conflit abbasside et fatimide

Un différend politique entre deux califats Abbassid d’Irak et Fatimid d’Egypte s’est produit et le Hajj a été annulé durant huit années.

1256 à 1260: Différend politique

Le Hajj a de nouveau été annulé en raison de conflits politiques. Au cours de ces années, seules les personnes vivant à Hedjaz, en Arabie saoudite, ont pu pratiquer le Hajj.

1831: Choléra

Avant l’ère moderne, le pèlerinage était beaucoup plus problématique qu’aujourd’hui. Les infections se propagent souvent pendant le Hajj sans traitement adéquat pour les maladies mortelles. Le Choléra venu de l’Inde a frappé La Mecque en 1831 et a tué près des trois quarts des pèlerins.

1837-1858: série d’épidémies

Le Hajj a été annulé plusieurs fois en raison d’une série d’épidémies pendant près de deux décennies. Une peste a frappé La Mecque en 1837 et qui durera jusqu’en 1840. En 1846, une autre vague de choléra a frappé la ville sainte et tué plus de 15’000 personnes. En 1858, une autre pandémie mondiale de choléra frappa de nouveau la ville. La pandémie a contraint des milliers d’Égyptiens à fuir vers la frontière égyptienne de la mer Rouge où ils ont été mis en quarantaine avant d’être autorisés à rentrer.

Faites l’expérience d’une visite virtuelle du Hajj grâce à notre fonctionnalité Voyage au Hajj.

En savoir plus sur le Hajj et la Omra.

Regardez notre diffusion en direct de La Mecque ici.

رمضان المبارک کے بعد ٤ صحتمند کھانے کے نکات

اب جب رمضان ختم ہوچکا ہے تو ، ہمارے لئے ضروری ہے کہ رمضان کے دوران ہم نے جو صحتمند عادات کھیتی ہیں ان کو برقرار رکھیں۔ یہ ٤ نکات ہیں جن پر آپ عمل کرسکتے ہیں

١. صبح کا ناشتہ مت چھوڑیں

صبح کا ناشتہ دن کا سب سے اہم کھانا سمجھا جاتا ہے۔ لہذا بہتر ہے کہ یہ کھانا نہ چھوڑیں! ناشتہ چھوڑنے کا مطلب رات کے روزے کی مدت کو طول دینا ہے اور آپ کے جسم سے گذشتہ رات کے کھانے پر انحصار کرنے کی ضرورت ہوتی ہے تاکہ آپ کو دوپہر کے کھانے تک تمام غذائی اجزاء اور توانائی فراہم کی جاسکے۔

رات کے خانے کے بعد سے کھانا نہ کھانے کے زیادہ گھنٹوں کی وجہ سے آپ کو صبح کے وقت پانی کی کمی اور تھکاوٹ ہونے کا زیادہ امکان رہتا ہے۔ مزید برآں ، ناشتہ کھانا آپ کو دوپہر کے کھانے کے دوران زیادہ سے زیادہ کھانا نہ کھانے کی ترغیب دے گا ، جو وزن بڑھنے کو روکتا ہے۔

٢. کھانے کے دوران ضرورت سے زیادہ نہ کھاییں

زیادہ کھانے سے آپ کے جسم کو نقصان پہنچ سکتا ہے۔ ہر کھانے کو ایک غذائیت سے بھرپور کھانا ہونا چاہئے ۔ زیادہ چکنائی والے کھانے ضرورت سے زیادہ کھانا آپ کے جسم کے لئے نقصان دہ ہوسکتا ہے۔

٣. تلی ہوئی کھانوں ، نمکین کھانوں اور اعلی چینی کھانے سے پرہیز کریں

کھانے کے وقت چکنائی ، تلی ہوئی اور میٹھی پکوان سے پرہیز کریں۔ اس طرح کا کھانا غیر صحت بخش ہے اور رات کو سونے میں دشواری کا باعث بن سکتی ہے۔

مثالی طور پر آپ کے کھانے میں پھل اور سبزیاں ، چاول اور متبادل کے علاوہ گوشت اور متبادل بھی شامل ہونے چاہئیں۔فائبر سے بھرپور غذائیں آپ کو آہستہ آہستہ ہضم کرنے اور دن کے وقت توانائی برقرار رکھنے اور رات کے وقت اچھی طرح سونے میں مدد فراہم کریں گی۔

٤. زیادہ سے زیادہ پانی پیئے

دن کے ہر وقت اپنے آپ کو ہائیڈریٹ رکھنا ضروری ہے۔ مثالی یہ ہوگا کہ روزانہ کم از کم ٨ گلاسپانی پیئے۔ پانی پسندیدہ ترجیح ہے ، لیکن شربت ، دودھ ، مشروبات اور سوپ ٨ گلاس پینے کے مقصد کو حاصل کرنے میں بھی مدد کرتا ہے۔ نوٹ کریں کہ مشروبات جیسے کافی ، چائے اور کاربونیٹیڈ مشروبات موترطی سے جانا جاتا ہے لہذا رات کو اچھ آرام کے لئے رات کو ان سے پرہیز کریں۔

!ایک متوازن غذا صحت مند زندگی کی کلید ہے