Rabbi Zidnee Ilman
“My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.”
The blessings of a becoming a hafidha is something that every Muslimah desires to attain. However, the demands and multiple roles of a woman can make it very challenging to find the time to memorize the Qur’an, review it and be consistent with the effort.
With a womanly instinct and innate character to be a nurturer and caregiver, you could be a dedicated wife, mother, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, friend, homemaker, working professional, student, social worker, volunteer, or a combination of many of these important roles and more!
With so many responsibilities to uphold, we as women then tend to put our “me time” on the back burner. And sometimes, even our own spiritual goals can be swept aside in favour of being there for someone else, leaving us feeling spiritually hungry, confused and battling with guilt.
Thankfully, technology can make it easier for us to find the time to pursue our spiritual goals such as Quran memorization, even on the busiest of days. We’d like to introduce you to Quran Companion, a new Quran memorization app from Quran Academy that’s perfect for the striving Ideal Muslimah living in today’s hectic modern world.
As a smartphone app, Quran Companion gives you the flexibility to memorize the Quran anywhere and anytime, without having to attend classes that you’re not sure you can commit to.
Got an extra 10 minutes because the baby is still fast asleep? Find yourself waiting in a restaurant because someone you’re meeting is running late? Or perhaps you have 20 minutes of silence in solitude after Fajr, before the members of your household are awake to demand your time, attention and care?
These are the perfect moments you can sneak in some time to use Quran Companion to memorize and revise the Quran. You’ll be surprised at how much you can actually achieve in the long run, even if you only have 10 minutes a day to memorize or revise a few ayahs.
Another standout feature is how great Quran Companion looks. Of course, it’s not just about being pretty. However, the great design undeniably makes it very easy to use. With soothing beautiful colours and clear big font, you’ll no longer have the woes of small or hard to read font, which can often happen on a small screen such as the phone. You can even additionally customize the display to your learning preference. Choose from the Madinah script or Urdu (IndoPak) display, with ayah view or page view selections.
Finally, Quran Companion is packed with learning technologies, games, motivational tools and social features (what could be better than memorizing the Quran with your loved ones and fellow sisters in faith?)
These features include guided lesson plans that can be customized to your free time and ability, a ‘Swipe to Reveal’ game based on proprietary technology to make learning and revision fun, social-led group challenges and personal challenges for fun and easy goal-setting, a powerful analytics dashboard, a “Hasanah Calculator” based on a Sahih Hadith that measures and encourages progress, and a daily global leaderboard for social motivation.
For any Muslimah who aspires to memorize the Quran but struggles to find the time and motivation, this app is a great solution to support your Quran memorization journey — whether you aspire to memorize the next surah on your resolution list or dream of reaching the rewarding ranks of being a hafiza.
Quran Companion has been released in May 2016 on Google Play for Android. Quran Companion for iPhone is anticipated for release on the Apple Store before Eid Al Fitr 2016, in June 2016. To be notified when iPhone App will be launched, sign up here to get early access!
Those who download Quran Companion and register an account will immediately enjoy a free 7-day trial of Quran Companion along with a free ebook on how to memorize the Quran effectively as additional learning material support.
Review by Shamsiya Noorul Quloob