SHAFAQNA – A Bradford Mosque in West Yorkshire, UK, is set to offer a new mobile app as the “perfect way” to teach
Islam to members of the local community, Telegraph & Argus daily newspaper, reported.
The new software, which is described as a hybrid app, which means it, can be used on various mobile platforms, and its developers say it is the first of its kind in the UK, will be officially unveiled at an event at the Al-Jamia Suffa-Tul-Islam, also known as the Bradford Grand Mosque, in Little Horton on Friday.
The software has been designed to pull live content directly from the mosque, allowing people to stay up-to-date with events, religious teachings, and daily prayers.
The app brings together elements including the Holy Qur’an, and poetry in praise of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Developers said it was built using the latest web and mobile application technologies, putting it at “the forefront of the mobile software revolution.”
Though it is aimed at the local Muslim community, members of the mosque on Horton Park Avenue also hope it will provide a “great platform” for non-Muslims to engage with Islam as a religion and learn about its teachings.
App developer Ataa-ur-Rahman said it was a “fantastic” way to access religious knowledge, which brought a new dimension of digital technology to the Muslim community.
“The app is a great introduction to the new digital platform,” he added.
“Nearly half of the population now embraces modern technology, and as a mosque we always try to work with communities and find effective ways of communicating with them.
“This app is the perfect way to teach people our religion, the design has had a lot of local input and we have been developing and trailing this app for over a year now.”
A team of volunteers from the Grand Mosque, which its members state is the largest in the UK came together last year to start work on the app, and Mohammad Riaz, the Mosque’s chairman, said it would be a “great addition for Bradford.”
“We are launching the app in a small conference on Friday, as we want to introduce people to it, as well as getting them to download the app for use on a daily basis.”
“We are showing people what our religion is about through modern technology,” he said.
Source : Abrar Islamic Foundation