QAMAR DEEN APP: Your Spiritual Development Tracker

The Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him) said: He whose two days (of life) are the same (making no spiritual progress) is at loss. Whenever you read this hadeeth, you realize the importance of tracking your progress and how well you’re advancing spiritually each day to becoming a better Muslim. Such a tracking exercise can be tedious, and we tend to rely on our memories which unfortunately can be truly bias in making us feel that we’re doing far better than we actually are.

Well, today I want to show you a beautiful iPhone app that helps you achieve just that. The app allows you to record your prayers, Quran reading, charity and fasting and visualize your progress in a beautiful intuitive user interface. Oh, and it’s FREE!

BatoulApps one of the pioneers of useful and beautiful Islamic apps on the Apple Store have come up with Qamar Deen. An Islamic personal development app that every Muslim should download. (Update 29 Aug. 2012: As of August 2012, this app has also become available for Android users!)

What does QamarDeen do?

The concept behind QamarDeen is simple but the impact on your spiritual life is amazing. The app allows you to record your prayers, Quran reading, charity and fasting. It also allows you to visualize your progress and see how well you’re developing each day to becoming a better Muslim in those areas. This powerful ability to record and see your progress is a powerful booster to constantly improving yourself and not falling behind.

The beauty of this app is the level of detail it tries to capture in your spiritual development, e.g. For your prayers, not only does it capture your 5 daily prayers, but it even captures how ‘complete’ your prayers are, e.g. It’ll ask you if you prayed Jama’ah + Sunnahs for each prayer or simply prayed at home. You can even record when you prayed extra prayers like Dhuha or Qiyam. The app caters for sisters as well and does not penalize their spiritual progress in terms of Salah during their ‘off days’.

Moreover, the app even addresses one of the biggest objections to this type of tracking “What if other people see my progress?! I don’t want them to know I missed fajr this morning?!” No worries, QamarDeen got this sorted with a passcode lock ability so only you can access your app and track your progress.

You can see that a lot of effort and thought went into this app and the developers at BatoulApps worked extremely hard to ensure that this app delivers the result and impact intended on Muslims wordlwide. For any productiveMuslim out there with an iPhone, I highly recommend this app to keep track of how well you’re developing spiritually and ensuring that no two days are the same for you insha’Allah.


14 thoughts on “QAMAR DEEN APP: Your Spiritual Development Tracker

  1. As-salamulaykum!
    Subhanallah! Very deenProductive application! Being an android user I couldn’t try it yet. Hoping from the app developers an android app as well. 

  2. As-Salamo Aleikom, I’m of the same opinion. I do not have an iPhone or iPad, but if it is in the Android Market, i’ll certainly install it, inshaAllah.

    1. Assalamu Alaykum, I dont have iphone or ipad, so I hope they make a version where we can download in our own pc.

  3. What about those who don’t have Iphones but other touch screen phones.. Is there other applications for other non iphones?

  4. A good review but I think you’ve missed several useability points. Firstly, there are no prayer options for those travelling – shortening or combining or both. The reward is the same for a full prayer and in fact, there’s a greater virtue in following the Sunnah of shortening prayers whilst travelling.

    Secondly, there’s no ‘reward’ for sisters who choose not to pray their salaah in the masjid. Also, the graph on the fasting side of things is inaccurate as it spikes up when you’re fasting, and then hits rock bottom on the days that you’re not fasting. I think that’s a fatal useability issue, because fasting everyday is not a recommendation and may encourage people to fast everyday when they really shouldn’t. I’d like to see more reward for fasting Mondays and Thursdays in accordance with the Sunnah, as well as the special voluntary fasting days, e.g. Shawwal, Arafat, Muharram, ‘white’ days (13th, 14th and 15th of every month) etc.

    I’d also like to see a reminder option, e.g. You have not entered your prayers for today…or something to that effect. And the possibility of adding in when ‘Eid has occurred so that one does not need to fast and is not ‘penalised’ for not fasting.

  5. I love this app lol! I always tell muslimd about it. I would love them to upgrade eith more features though. But Alhamdulilah it has been amazing for me since I started fully practicing. I love that I can visually see my salat progress. :) may Allah reward everyone that had a part of making the app. Ameen.

  6. This app is now (as of Aug. 2012) available for Android as a beta. Finally, masaAllah. InshaAllah it will be great on this platform, too. I have been waiting and waiting since reading this article.

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