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Five apps to help Muslims stay focused in Ramadan

With Ramadan approaching, many Muslims around the world turn to technology to help them prepare for the blessed month.

From tracking prayer times and Qur'an recitation to setting personal goals and finding inspiration, mobile apps offer a range of features to help make the most of the month.

Here are five apps - in no order of preference - that can help you enhance your Ramadan experience.

1) Pillars

Pillars is a privacy-focused app that offers a range of useful features. The app provides five daily prayer times, a Qibla compass, prayer notifications, and a prayer tracker, all while prioritizing user privacy and security.

The app does not collect any personal data or track user behavior, ensuring that users can use the app with peace of mind. Additionally, Pillars is completely ad-free, providing an uninterrupted and streamlined user experience.

The app's interface is clean and user-friendly, with a minimalist design that makes it easy to navigate.

2) Tarteel AI

Tarteel AI is an innovative app designed to help users memorize the Qur'an through interactive recitation. The app uses artificial intelligence to listen to the user's recitation and provide real-time feedback.

Tarteel AI analyzes the user's recitation and highlights any mistakes or areas for improvement, making it a powerful memorization and recitation tool. 

The app's interface is clean and intuitive, with a simple design. Users can select the Surah (Quranic chapter) they wish to memorize and start reciting, with the app providing feedback as they progress.

The app also tracks progress over time, allowing users to see their improvement and stay motivated.

3) Dhikr & Dua

Dhikr & Dua app is a comprehensive tool for Muslims looking to incorporate daily dhikr and duas into their routine. The app features a wide range of supplications for various occasions, making it easy for users to find the right prayer for any situation.

With a user-friendly interface the app is well-organized and easy to navigate, with dhikr and duas categorized by occasion and topic. Users can also search for specific duas and save their favorites for easy access later.

In addition to its extensive collection of prayers, the app also provides audio recitations of each supplication, allowing users to listen and learn the proper pronunciation.

The app also tracks user progress, providing statistics on the number of dhikr and duas completed over time.

4) Quranly

Quranly app is a unique Qur'an reading app that focuses on building habits and establishing a consistent reading routine.

Unlike other Qur'an apps that simply provide the text of the Qur'an, Quranly is designed to help users develop a daily reading habit and track their progress over time.

The app encourages users to set daily reading goals and provides reminders and motivation to help them stay on track. It also tracks user progress, showing the number of days in a row they have read and the total amount of time spent reading.

The Hasanat counter tracks the number of "hasanat" (rewards for good deeds) that users earn by reading the Qur'an, with different rewards assigned for reading different amounts.

The app offers multiple translations and recitations, as well as the ability to bookmark and take notes.

5) Qariah

Qariah is an app that celebrates and promotes the role of women as reciters of the Qur'an.

Designed specifically for females, it provides a platform to learn from and connect with more than 60 women Quran reciters from diverse cultures and countries.

Its aim is to inspire women worldwide to pursue Quranic understanding, memorization, and recitation.