The Alim Foundation Inc. is a small volunteer run organization and its website Alim.org
is a free Islamic knowledge resource for the global audience. While there are many unpaid
volunteers involved, the expenses behind creating and maintaining the technology are covered
by your contributions. If you benefit from Alim or appreciate noble intentions to serve others,
please donate and secure for yourself Sadaqah Jariya as told to us by
the Prophet Mohammed(saw):
"When a person dies, his works end, except for three: ongoing charity, knowledge that is benefited from, and a righteous child who prays for him."
February 23, 2024
Collaborative Editing, Comments, and Discussions on the Meaning of Al-Qur’an.
Full Arabic Script Quran Recitation-Abdul Basit, English Recitation of Quran Translation, Surah Themes Arabic Recitation of Duas.
Questions & Answers: Q&A page called “Ask Alim.org” or something similar that allows questions to be posted and answered by anyone; people can rate questions and answers; similar to StackOverflow.com in ease of use and capabilities.
Enhanced Arabic Playhouse online.
Video Islam: A Closer Look Video How to Perform Hajj (90 min.) 3-D Animated Walk-through of Haram in Mecca.
A one-stop powerful shop on the web that allows you to go beyond just Qur’anic recitations and hadith narrations to searches and comparisions and tafsir and transliteration and historical accounts and subject indexes and and…should I go on? Where else do you get ALL of that in one site??
This site is brought to you by the same brothers and sisters that created The Alim CD-ROM software for Windows. Here you will find all the same high quality content that was available in the CD-ROM version plus an online social network for Muslims who care about Islamic knowledge.
The ISL Software Corporation, predecessor to The Alim Foundation, was founded on May 9, 1986 by Shahid N. Shah and Amir Jafri in Houston, Texas. In an effort to promote the learning of Islam through software, and with the financial assistance from the Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH) and family members, they began developing an application called The Hafiz which was meant to be a simple indexing and searching application for Islamic texts in electronic format. The Hafiz was never released, but was the predecessor of the eventual Alim CD-ROM software for Windows.
A curious mind will always find its way.
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