21st Century Muslim Enters into Digital Age

Unless you have been on a different planet for the last 5 years or so, you have most definitely been witness to the increase of the smartphone, the tablet and mobile in general.

Smartphones gobbled up the technological limelight in 2012, whether the world’s traditional or social media were focused on screen size, functions, data plans, eccentric apps or patent-based legal disputes.

Given that 2011, the proportion of cellphone owners who state they own either an iPhone or an Android device have actually grown drastically. Android owners now represent 28% of all cell owners (up from 15% in Might 2011), while iPhone owners now represent 25% of the cell owner population (up from 10% in Could 2011). Meanwhile, the proportion of cell owners who state they own a Blackberry device has actually fallen from 10% in Might 2011 to simply 4% in our latest study.

Rich Muslim-majority nations boast a few of world’s greatest rates of smartphone penetration, with the United Arab Emirates ahead at 61%. But even in poorer Muslim lands adoption is respectable: 26% in Egypt, very little below Germany’s 29%. More than a 3rd of individuals in the Middle East now use the internet, a little above the world average.

Muslims utilize their devices in much the same method as everyone else: they text, they make use of social networks, they get online. However the adoption– and Islamification– of the technology has a deeper significance. Muslim youngsters are adopting innovation to distance themselves from older, conventional practices while also challenging Western models.

Islamic smartphone apps are nothing new. Several smartphone apps, including Muslim Pro, iPray and iQuran, developed by England-based Guided Ways Technologies Ltd. have actually won around the world popularity within the Muslim community.

The smartphone apps are not entirely to mark Ramadan. For believers, there are Islamic apps that assist its users discover precise Arabic pronunciations of a daily prayer, find the closest dining establishment offering Halal foods or pinpoint qiblah, the direction that Muslims face when engaged in prayer– all on a smartphone. Similarly, smartphone apps exist to allow followers of every spiritual stripe to review holy book verses, get prayer reminders or locate the precise direction of prayer.

With technology, it’s much like anything else, There’s always the silver lining and the bad side. If we’re making use of innovation on a smarter note, then definitely, it really does help us get in touch with our faith much better. Because of our hectic schedules, we occasionally forget to remind ourselves of our spiritual responsibilities and in that case, these apps assist us keep in mind and complete our religious duties.

There are 100s of Muslim Apps offered on App Store and Google Play. The unique features of these apps are reviewing Quran, Qiblah direction, calculating prayer times, recitation,Islamic calendar, 99 names of Allah and its meanings and even discovering halal meals.

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