You can see the Arabic text and the meaning from the compare translation in the Qur’an while you listen to ayah. The play button provided on the left pane of the page provides an option to recite the ayah. Whereas in the Mushaf page, the media player offers an ayah repeat functionality.
It is a facility where you can listen to beautiful Recitation of your favorite reciter with verse-by-verse recitation of the surah from noble Qur’an. You Search by surah name and number; Select sura and verse anywhere in Qur’an.
To view the Ayah-by-Ayah translation by a specific author or multiple authors, select the desired author from the translation menu accessible by clicking the compare button.
The CD-ROM version (Alim for Windows) was discontinued since 2010, and the Alim Foundation (Alim) is only investing in the Alim.org website and its mobile applications for Android and iPhone. Any updates in terms of content and functionality will be carried out on the Alim website and on mobile applications insha Allah. The company “ISL Software” (also known as “ISL”) which was running at www.islsoftware.com was also officially shut down but that site’s domain was taken over by a domain parking company not affiliated with Alim, Islam, or Muslims. Any websites currently operating with this name are not associated with the Alim Foundation.
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“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” [ Sahih Muslim Hadith - 766]
In Islam there are many streams of thought in many different subject areas. Furthermore, Muslim scholars are not uniform in their understanding of Islam and in interpretations of its texts. So, it is not uncommon to find disagreement on certain topics or even on the status of scholarship of individuals. There is a “line” to be drawn which denotes what can be considered Islamic and what must be deemed to be outside Islam – otherwise there would be no such thing as Islam. While that line might often be blurred today and be a subject of debate in and of itself, we’re confident that none of the content selected for Alim.org would consider to be outside of Islam by most Muslims.
Moreover, removing any author or work from the site doesn’t remove it from existence – Muslims still have access to it and will continue to read it through other mediums. However, this site, along with its commenting functionality, allows individuals to demonstrate to others what’s wrong (in their opinion) with any content as well as promote any content they view as right. Through this, we hope that Alim.org can serve as a vehicle for dialogue between different streams of thought which will help us recognize our differences and accept them within the limits allowed by Islam.
Go to the “Advisers and Scholars Page” and click on the link “Click to Submit Advisers and Scholars” and fill up “submit advisers and scholars” form and send to the admin. Admin verifies the details and nominates you as a scholar if you are qualified to act in that capacity.
In Sha ‘Allah, it will come in future. We would like to add as much literature in this regard as is currently available as well as go beyond that and provide translations of works that have previously been unavailable in English. If you are interested in seeing this happen and happen soon, please contact us by clicking on “Feedback”. If you are interested in helping fund this to make it happen even sooner, this can be arranged. If you would like to sponsor the work to add a specific tafseer or other commentary, please contact us.
Hadith section provides comprehensive collection of Hadith from famous Hadith books: Al-Muwatta of Imam Malik, Sahih al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim; Sunan at-Tirmidhi etc. Here you can easily locate Hadith using search by key word, narrator index and Hadith subject index. To view the Hadith, click on the Hadith section in home page and select a Hadith book from the list.
Yes, you can. Narrator’s name is given on top of every Hadith. In Arabic Hadith chain of narrators are given whereas in English translation the final narrator is named.
In the home page under Hadith menu click “Hadith narrator index “, a list of narrators will be displayed. Click narrator of your choice to view all Hadith by that narrator.
It is a list of Hadith categorized by subjects for instance Purification, Ablution etc. To select Hadith by subject, go to “Hadith subject index” page under Hadith Menu. There is an alphabetical index on the top of the page where Hadith subjects are categorized in alphabetical order. Click any letter and see all subjects starting with the selected letter.
Yes, you can. There is a “share this” button on the top right corner to enable this facility.?
Currently, the contents of Alim.org are, for the most part, just primary source texts. While there is a considerable amount of other content, the overwhelming majority is still Quran and Hadith. Hence, search queries that are topical in nature will not yield many results.
You must keep in mind that the word(s) you are searching for must be in the text. If you put in many words, by default all of them must be in the text. You can also put OR between each word if you want to show results with any (but not necessarily all) of the words. So, when constructing an effective search query, you must think “what unique word will be in the texts that I am looking for” and construct your query accordingly. Note that this is markedly different than thinking “what is the topic I am searching for” which is a more typical query that you would enter in a search engine like Google.
Another option you have is to visit the topical index section for Quran and Hadith and look for your subject of inquiry there. This is the closest thing we currently must grouping content in a topical nature. We have recently introduced tagging as another means of grouping content by topic.