Quran With Colour-Coded Tajweed Rules on Google Books

Bismillah.

This is a phenomenal way to read Qur’an on your computer. I love reading Qur’an on the computer but can’t stand the Arabic font  nor the slow-loading sites with fancy masahif. Google Books makes reading a book on the computer so simple and easy. It is quick, loads fast, you can send pages to people (by clicking on “link”) and best of all, its very readable (especially if you use full screen mode).

Check it out: Qur’an with Colour Coded Tajweed Rules and Translation on Google Books.

Here are a few snapshots:

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Arabic Keyboard for Non-Arabs

Bismillah.

As a non-Arab, I find the the default Arabic keyboard available through Windows to be a real pain. Since I was used to the QWERTY keyboard, I wanted an Arabic keyboard that had a similar layout as the QWERTY keyboard (e.g. the ‘س’ should be naturally placed in the ‘s’ key) so I can easily type Arabic.

Alhamdulillah, I found a very cool keyboard that fits the bill. Click here to download. Installation is very simple: just unzip and run the fbarab file. Check out the layout, its very easy and natural to use:

arabic-keyboard

To type Allah, press: a l l o ==> الله.

To type Dictionary (qamoos), press: q a m u s ==> قاموس

Look at how close the transliteration of the Arabic word is to the actual Arabic! That is what makes the keyboard really cool, alhamdulillah.

Here is the documentation for the keyboard.