We’ve recently added a Frequently Asked Questions section to Alim.org. Now you can see a list of questions that are most commonly asked by users of the site in one convenient place along with their answers. It also contains helpful tips about making your usage of the site more productive as well as some insight into the vision behind the project.

Please pay a visit and check it out. Post a comment while you are there and remember to spread the word!
 

We’ve recently add another new noteworthy functionality over at Alim.org that we’d like to tell you about. It’s called Tagging.
 

Great News: Alim.org now has recitation for the Quran! We’ve added 13 popular recitations in both Murattal and Mujawwad styles! Now you can hear the recitation of ayaat from some of while studying them and interacting with the community by reading and responding to other people’s comments about them. Recitation on Alim.org comes equipped with functionality that provides you with a lot of control over how and what is recited. You can set the reciter to play an entire surah or just a set of ayaat and also specify a number of times to repeat any unit of recitation.
 

We’ve just added a new, exciting feature. It’s called My Notebook and it’s essentially a virtual, online note repository. It allows you to easily clip any content you are viewing on the site, add your own notes to it and save it for your use again later. While viewing the page for any Islamic text on the site, you will notice two new buttons towards the top right called “Clip Page” and “Clip Selected Text”. Let’s say you are researching a certain topic and want to save every related ayah and hadith you come across.
 

Alim.org now provides a toolbar that you can install on your web browser. With it, you can conveniently search through Islamic texts anytime with an easily accessible search box that can also be used to search the web. Also built into the toolbar is direct access to our Twitter feed and all the recent comments made by users like you. So you can stay up to date with what’s going on at Alim.org as well as people’s conversations about Islam. Just click on Toolbar to download and install it. Be sure to let others know if you find it beneficial!
 

Did you know that Alim.org has a section on biographies? Just visit Alim.org and click on Biography, and you'll have instant access to the stories of the prophets, including the life of Muhammad (s), the history of the Khulafah Rashidun, and bios for over 50 Sahaba! While reading, you can scroll to the bottom of any page and see what people are saying about what you are reading. Then you can post your own comments to let others know what you learned or your own questions for others to possibly answer.

 

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For everyone who has young children or anyone who is interested in learning how to read the Quran, I’m happy to inform you that Arabic Playhouse has been integrated with Alim.org! Just visit Alim.org and click on “Learn Arabic”.

 

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I'm happy to inform everyone that the commenting functionality is now live on alim.org!

Now when you view content on the site, such as an ayah or hadith, towards the bottom of the page you can also post a comment and others can reply. If you read a comment you think contributes something positive you can give it a "thumbs up" vote and vice versa if you feel otherwise.

Here’s an example of a recent post:

 

The Alim.org is a unique and exciting educational site that makes learning about Islam fun and interesting for the whole family! Experience the wonders of the Qur'an and Ahadith without spending hours poring through thousands of pages in dozens of books or depend on specific software. Coming soon: 1. Collaborative Editing, Comments, and Discussions on the Meaning of Al-Qur’an a. Comments feature with Alim online and facility of religious collaboration. b. Rating of authors and their works and online reputation building c. Ratings of comments and "most popular" type of rankings 2.
 

Search for any word, phrase, person, Hadith narrator, subject, or idea and acquire Islamic knowledge easily from the classical and most fundamental sources of Islamic knowledge. Coming soon: 1. Collaborative Editing, Comments, and Discussions on the Meaning of Al-Qur’an a. Comments feature with Alim online and facility of religious collaboration. b. Rating of authors and their works and online reputation building c. Ratings of comments and "most popular" type of rankings 2.
 
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