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Top 7 apps for teaching kids about Islam
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Top 7 apps for teaching kids about Islam

Top 7 apps for teaching kids about Islam
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Disclaimer: Father assisting son in using digital tablet at home. Getty Images/Maskot

 

Most parents with children spend a good amount of time trying to pry their phones and tablets from their clenched little hands. Limiting the “screen time” of your child and controlling the quality of what they watch can be challenging. If you have to hand that device over to your child to keep him or her quiet, then you are going to need some quality content.

We at My Salaam have made a list of seven popular apps for children that teach Islamic values and manners. From the teachings of the Prophet to the correct way to perform salah, there is an app for everything.

1. THE SEERAH OF PROPHET MOHAMMED

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This is an interactive storytelling app that guides children through the life of the Prophet and helps them learn the values and manners that he taught. The app has seven chapters, each of which begin with a storyteller talking to children. There are games and activities as well.

This app was reportedly developed over three years by a team of 70 artists, programmers and voice artists, so you can expect high quality. It is available in English and Arabic for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

2. ALI AND SUMAYA: LET’S PRAY

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As the name suggests, this highly rated free app teaches children how to pray. Two children called Ali and Sumaya are the main characters in the app. It was developed by Imanimation Studio, who chose to use spiritual sounds in place of musical instruments for the audio design. Through fun 3D animations of Ali and Sumaya, the app teaches the users how to pray (salah), how to complete their ablutions (wudu) and more.

3. RAMADAN

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Another product from Imanimation featuring the children Ali and Sumaya from the “Let’s Pray” app. This is a good app to get your children excited about Ramadan. The main focus of the app is to get your child to focus on doing good deeds every day using a calendar of tasks for each day of the Holy Month.

It begins with Ali narrating the story of Ramadan and explaining the notion of fasting. Children have to fill in the tasks they have completed each day in the Ramadan calendar. Examples of the tasks are “Fast for 30 minutes. (Please ask your parents first)” and “Pray 2 rakat to please Allah”.

4. ALI HUDA

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Ali Huda is a popular series of videos that the creators call halal edutainment. The app is ad-free, but you do need to pay for it. Subjects tackled by Ali Huda include stories from the Quran, a healthy lifestyle, social interaction, and facts and information about Muslim civilizations.

5. MUSLIM KIDS SERIES: MUFRADAT

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Mufradat is a simple, free app that teaches Arabic vocabulary. It offers English–Arabic translations, and you can build your child’s vocabulary and familiarity with the Arabic script through quizzes and games such as pairing words with pictures, filling in diacritics, and colouring.

6. CHILDREN ISLAMIC QUIZ

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Which of Allah’s creations are made of smokeless fire? Answer: Angels.

Build your knowledge of Islam as a family with this multilevel, multiuser free quizzing app. Every time a level is completed, the “student” is awarded a certificate of achievement.

7. 3D SALAH GUIDE

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This app gives the user a 3D demonstration of prayer methods. Each motion is named onscreen while the corresponding verses are recited. According to user feedback, the one drawback is that there is no female model for girls.

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