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a quran reading application for android

quran for android

this is a simple (madani based) quran app for android.

patches, comments, etc are welcome.


graphics by Somaia Gabr.

Arabic support for non-Arabic phones by Rehab Mohamed, based on Arabic Reshaper project by Ahmed Essam.

Code Style

  • tab size: 2
  • indent : 2
  • continuous indent: 4

you can set these under code style and code style java in android studio or intellij.


  1. download the latest canary version of android studio (latest as of this writing is version 0.5.1)
  2. make sure you have the android sdk installed, along with the sdk tools, platform-tools, android 4.2.2 sdk platform, android support repository, android support library, and google repository.
  3. make a file called with one line in it: sdk.dir=/path/to/your/android/sdk (make sure to replace /path/to/your/android/sdk with the directory to which you downloaded the android sdk).
  4. run android studio, choose import project, then choose build.gradle from the main quran source code directory.
  5. if you want to build from the command line instead, you can build by running ./gradlew assembleDebug (after completing steps 1-3 above).

and that's it!

App localization

  • Farsi for version 2.0 by M. Jafar Nakar
  • Farsi for version 1.6 by khajavi.
  • Turkish by Mehmed Mahmudoglu.
  • Russian by Rinat (Ринат Валеев).
  • Kurdish by Goran Gharib Karim.
  • French by Yasser yasserkad.
  • German by Armin Supuk.
  • Chinese by Bo Li
  • Uyghur by Abduqadir Abliz Sahran
  • Indonesian by Saiful Khaliq

Terms of use

you are free to use parts of the Quran Android code in your application with some conditions:

  • your app must be respectful of the book of Allah. adding advertisements above and below each page of Quran is unacceptable, for example (yes, someone actually did that).

  • your app must provide some significant value over our app - otherwise, why not just contribute a patch instead?

  • your app cannot make money from ads or from sales. there are many reasons for this:

    • we made this app for the benefit of people and not to make a profit
    • the app costs us money (for serving the pages, translations, etc), not to mention the time to develop it and to support it.
    • not all of the data that we use is okay to be sold. the images, along with some of the translations are on a license that allows their use and distribution for free for non-profit uses, but does not allow users to make money from them.
  • if you write an application using any of the Quran data (the images, the translations, etc), you must provide a link to the respective data source page ( for the translations and the quran images project for the images) both within your application (in an about page) and in your application description in the market or app store.

  • if you use part of (or all of) the quran android code or graphics, you must provide a link back to the quran android project in your application description and your application itself in an about section.

Open Source Projects Used


version 2.5.1 (released 2/17/2014)

  • minor fixes

version 2.5.0 (released 2/10/2014)

  • fixes for indonesian
  • fix sdcard issue on 4.3+
  • various bugfixes and improvements

version 2.4.9 (released 12/21/2013)

  • fix galaxy note 8 black bar issue
  • various bugfixes and improvements

version 2.4.8 (released 11/3/2013)

  • fix numerous crashes related to search
  • fix many various other crashes
  • added icon for nexus 5

version 2.4.7 (released 10/8/2013)

  • fix some crashes

version 2.4.6 (released 10/6/2013)

  • hide actionbar on resume if it was hidden
  • change 14:50 to 14:49 in juz' list
  • settings take effect right away for pages and translations
  • improve highlighting of search results
  • fix issues with app being in a confused language state
  • Russian translation updates
  • added Turkish and Indonesian translations
  • added sheikh Nasser al Qatami
  • fix an issue where search results weren't highlighting in some cases
  • fix an issue where next sura wasn't playing in some cases
  • improve the jump to dialog
  • switch build to gradle

version 2.4.5 (released 7/9/2013)

  • fix a bug which caused s4/htc one/etc to load smaller images

version 2.4.4 (released 7/6/2013)

  • fix bug where devices that should not get tablet mode were getting it
  • fixed issue on some asus tablets where images weren't showing up
  • improve issues with notifications while playing audio
  • added sheikh Yasser Ad-Dussary
  • fixes for "move to sdcard"
  • fix miui actionbar toggle issue
  • fixed some crashes

version 2.4.2 and 2.4.3 (released 6/18/2013)

  • critical bugfix for night mode font issue
  • changed default font to white for night mode
  • patch download for 1920 resolution images to fix 3 incomplete images
  • patch download for people who recently downloaded page 270

version 2.4.1 (released 6/16/2013)

  • option to disable tablet mode
  • many bugfixes

version 2.4.0 (released 6/15/2013)

  • update to german translation (thanks br Armin Supuk)
  • Kurdish translation (thanks bro Goran Gharib Karim)
  • improvements to search
  • multiple sdcard support
  • tablet support for reading view
  • change color of text in translation view and night mode
  • uyghur translation (thanks br Abduqadir Abliz)
  • crash reporting to help us fix issues
  • better images for galaxy s4 and htc one

version 2.3.1 (released 4/2/2013)

  • re-add long-press support on translation text
  • fix several crashes based on google play console
  • remove sura name translations in various languages

version 2.3.0 (released 3/31/2013)

  • sheikh Sudais gapless (thanks br Redouane Chaar)
  • tag improvements (batch tag operations, etc) #235
  • anti-alias overlay text (thanks @boussouira)
  • bookmark and highlighting code improvements and bugfixes
  • french translation (thanks @yasserkad)
  • chinese translation (thanks Bo Li)
  • german translation (thanks @ArminSupuk)
  • numbers are now localized properly
  • sharing support
  • translation text highlights when audio is playing #254
  • assorted bugfixes

version 2.2.1 (released 12/31/2012)

  • sort bookmarks by date added or by location in the Quran
  • bugfixes - #234

version 2.2.0

  • fast switching between translations #218
  • upgrade process for translations
  • move to maven
  • migrate audio files to /sdcard/quran_android/audio instead of temp app directory
  • bookmarks changes
  • exposed an intent to allow launching Quran directly to a page/verse - #183
  • navigation using volume keys - #172
  • fix navigation bar jumping on jellybean
  • option to overlay page number, sura name, and juz' on the page - #159
  • fix actionbar not toggling on translation view on honeycomb+ - #158
  • fix ldpi devices not being able to download over 3g in certain cases - #167
  • relax constraint on deciding whether or not data is downloaded - #196

version 2.1.0

  • setting to bring back the old background color
  • the "jump to" dialog is back!
  • support for deleting bookmarks from the bookmarks screen
  • setting for those who have their arabic render backwards
  • app is now localized in Russian and Farsi

version 2.0.2

  • exactly like 2.0.1, just compiled with utf8 files to fix arabic

version 2.0.1

  • fix market crashes

version 2.0.0

  • new, improved ui and code rewrite
  • gapless audio support
  • ayah actions (bookmark, share, copy, tafseer)
  • only supports sdks 2.1+

version 1.6.1

  • download issue fixed
  • restore locale issue fixed

version 1.6.0

  • search! searches arabic text and translations!
  • beta: audio repeat feature!
  • beta: night mode!
  • farsi translation now available, and app now localized in farsi (thanks khajavi).
  • full arabic ui
  • better images for ldpi devices.
  • looks nicer now on tablet and large devices.
  • bugfixes for ICS and 1.5 devices.
  • many, many bugfixes and minor improvements.

version 1.5.2

  • fix crash on android 1.5.
  • rub3/7izb/juz2 notifications while reading
  • autoscroll to ayah if it is not visible on the screen
  • audio options to resume from last played ayah, start of the page, or start of any of the suras on that page.
  • apps2sd support.
  • plethora of bugfixes (arabic fixes, seekbar not refreshing after jump, page resets when orientation changes in translation view, page navigated to in translation not retained when returning to quran view, and warning if the sd card is filled).

version 1.5

  • audio support
  • highlight ayah

version 1.4

  • smooth transition between pages
  • resume download support

version 1.3

  • improved interface
  • support for 1024x768 images
  • translation download support
  • arabic support for non-arabic supporting devices
  • initial search support via search button
  • more translations
  • bugfixes and more

version 1.2

  • Sahih Internation Translation introduced
  • Fix orientation in either landscape or portrait modes
  • Adjust translation text size
  • Centralized menu for app
  • Bookmarks are added via menu
  • Fixed bookmarks bug

version 1.1

  • added bookmarks
  • updated browse to allow browsing by juz'
  • remember the last place you left off
  • added help dialog
  • made the screen lock an option
  • fixed a bug where the screen lock wasn't released

version 1.0

  • initial release
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