Hajj 2016: Must-Have Guidance Apps

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The holy act of pilgrimage demands perfect guidance from an authentic scholar who knows the ins and outs of the fifth pillar of Islam and has performed Hajj and Umrah himself more than once.

That is why a number of would-be pilgrims or Hajji face the annoying situation of whom they should consult and when. They need to learn how to manage time with a hectic schedule of their own. Thanks to the new digital age technology that comes to the rescue by making the complex simple and the simple compelling for us.

For the convenience of intending pilgrims, we are presenting a round-up of useful Hajj guide and help apps as well as websites that comprehensively cover all the aspects of Hajj and Umrah and also essentials of Islamic learning and belief system for those who seek knowledge through principal source i.e. Quran and Sunnah:

Smart Hajj

Smart Hajj is an Android application developed by GIS Technology Innovation Center. The application has been developed by the professionals at Umm al Qura University in Makkah. It uses maps of all the sacred areas to help the Hajjis perform Hajj using satellites to ensure the individual is at the right place at the right time.

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The application informs your loved ones back at home about your location; offline maps are also available. There is a Hajj Messenger feature that allows you to send text and images to friends and family. You can locate your companions with the touch of a single button and receive weather updates, emergency calls, and messages can also be sent.

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Hajj Health Companion

The Hajj Health Companion application helps the pilgrim keep track of their health in both Arabic and English. Being called the Ministry of Health app for Hajjis, it provides real-time advisories and tweets, emergency ambulance call option and even health care advisers are a call away.

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The application also helps in navigation to the nearest healthcare facility for assistance in Makkah, Madina, and all holy sites, plus the Hajji can also receive healthcare tips, learn how to handle common situations, and be prepared for the 5 days of Hajj.

Salam: Hajj and Umrah Guide

Salam is a Hajj and Umrah guide application by Hajjnet for both iOS and Android. The applications help you to know when it is time to pray Namaaz, the direction of the Qibla, keeps you updated in regards to all new Islamic events, has a planner so that you can plan your entire pilgrimage or Umrah. There is even a Quran reader in the application for translation.

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There are step by step guidance for both Umrah and Hajj, even special Du’a and an Umrah map. You can even track your family members and friends who have the application as well. The application comes with Tawaf & Sa’i counters to keep track of progress and provides the pilgrim with Du’a to recite

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Tanzil.net

Tanzil is a Quranic project launched in early 2007 to produce a highly verified Unicode Quran text to be used in Quranic websites and applications. The mission in the Tanzil project is to produce a standard Unicode Quran text and serve as a reliable source for this standard text on the web.

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This app has the largest number of translations in various languages with multiple choices of translators in any language. For example, this website has all the major translations in Urdu by different scholars of fame. At present, there are a number of websites and applications using Tanzil Quran Text.

Follow the link to download this app.

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Hajj and Umrah Guide

Hajj and Umrah Guide, by Darussalam Publishers with Free Apps download, provides comprehensive and easy-to-understand Guide about the Holy Pilgrimage to Makkah (Mecca). Captivating interface, striking graphics, audio support, and visual maps, make it a perfect user-friendly guide.

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Pilgrims can learn rituals alongside their respective places; like, what to perform or recite at Kaaba, Masjid Al-Haram, Mina, Al-Safa and Al-Marwah, Muzdalifah, and Mount Arafat.

Follow the link to download this app.

Urdu Hajj Guide

An easy and comprehensive guide to know all the information related to Hajj in the Urdu language.

The app allows you to learn how to perform Hajj with step by step instructions, Du’a (Prayers) of Hajj at different points, Do & Don’t of Hajj, Islamic Information on Hajj, Hajj in Quran, Hajj in Hadith and Other Islamic Information related to Hajj.

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Follow the link to download this app.

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Hajj and Umrah

Designed to provide the Pilgrims with thorough knowledge and essential information about Hajj and Umrah, this application contains a detailed account on how to perform Hajj and Umrah correctly including the method of putting on Ihram, Ihram of women, types of Hajj, Shariah terms, different Du’a (supplications), useful suggestions for Hujjaj, and much more besides.

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It also consists of a detailed account about Shariah rulings in the form of questions and answers. Moreover, it comprises a captivating and spiritually uplifting account on how to make the holy pilgrimage to Madinah-tul-Munawwarah.Download this mobile app to learn about Hajj, Umrah and visit to Madina tul Munawara.It’s a user-friendly application with an eye-catching interface.

Follow the link to download this app.

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Hajj Guide (Islam)

Hajj Guide is an App with easy-to-follow instructions for any Muslim intending to go to Makkah for the Hajj. We have tried our best to provide information in accordance with the Qur’an and the Sunnah of our beloved prophet Muhammad (PBUH). With the Hajj Guide App, you can have in-depth information on topics like Introduction, Importance of Hajj, Preparing for Hajj, Essential Items for Hajj and more.

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The complete App Features include Easy Browsing of Hajj Guide Topics, Search box, Share Via Email, Favorites functionality, Change font size functionality,  on android 4.0, App works almost will all Android Phones & Tabs.

Follow the link to download this app.

Hajj o Umrah

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Hajj and Umrah are vitally important acts of worship in Islam. Designed to provide the Pilgrims with a thorough knowledge and essential information about Hajj and Umrah. Download this mobile app to learn about Hajj, Umrah. It’s a user-friendly application with an eye-catching interface.

Follow the link to download this app.

Hadith Collection

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Hadith Collection for Android is an ultimate collection of Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). The app contains Arabic commentary and translations in different languages of most accepted and authentic Hadith books including Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu Dawud and Malik’s Muwatta.

Follow the link to download this app.

Ministry Of Religious Affairs- Government of Pakistan

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The official website of the ministry of religious affairs, the government of Pakistan provides an in-depth insight about Hajj and Umrah and policies that concern both Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Every intending pilgrim should visit the official website and know all about the rules and regulations of the visiting country as a pilgrim is an ambassador too.

Here is the link to the website.

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