Ra­madan with more byte

Here are eight cool techs to su­per-charge the Ra­madan ex­pe­ri­ence

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Just by plac­ing it on the mat, Salat­card can sense and track ev­ery rakaat per­formed in prayers. It is also used to help those with mem­ory prob­lems such as Alzheimer’s dis­ease (as­sis­tive tool), chil­dren who are still learn­ing how to pray (teach­ing tool) or any­one who is per­form­ing prayers and wants to fo­cus on the ex­pe­ri­ence it­self more than on count­ing. Priced at US$16.25 (RM69.50) at salat­card.com.


Hi­topin Is­lamic Dig­i­tal Azan Watch is not only equipped with Azan times for most cities around the world but it also in­cludes qi­blah di­rec­tion and the Qu­ran book­mark fea­tures. The watch has an au­to­matic Iqamah alarm, and nine taqweem sys­tems (azan time cal­cu­la­tion meth­ods) pro­grammed. Priced at US$28.90 at Ama­zon.com.


Add a Car Travel Prayer Adap­tor to your

ba­lik kam­pung

jour­ney. Just plug in the adap­tor in your ve­hi­cle cig­a­rette lighter socket and hear the in­vo­ca­tions for trav­el­ling each time you start your car. It makes a great re­minder to read the doa. Priced at US$9.37 at sim­ply­is­lam. com


For those who like to eat out for break­ing of fast and look for new culi­nary places, you can try Halaltrip app to

find rec­om­mended places which are guar­an­teed Ha­lal. In ad­di­tion to find­ing the

near­est restau­rant, you can also add your favourite

places here. The app is avail­able for both iOS and

Android phones.


This com­pre­hen­sive Is­lamic app has been recog­nised as the most ac­cu­rate prayer time and Azan ap­pli­ca­tion on mo­bile de­vices. The app also comes with a dig­i­tal tas­bih to help you track your rou­tine zikir. It also fea­tures maps to ha­lal restau­rants and mosques around you (in case you’re go­ing abroad). Down­load the app for Android or iPhone free of charge.


You may not be sure if you’re over-eat­ing or un­der-eat­ing when you break your fast. With a wide spread of food, there is a risk of chomp­ing down more than you need. The Calo­rie Counter and Diet Tracker by MyFit­nessPal al­lows you to track your nutri­tion and record of any ex­er­cise you do. It’s avail­able for both iOS and Android for free.


The LED 600 Lu­mens Holy Qu­ran Speaker Lamp is for Mus­lims who wish to lis­ten to the Qu­ran with trans­la­tion. Sim­ply press play and in­dulge in the soul­ful voice of your favourite qari through its wide se­lec­tion. Also fea­tur­ing 25 dif­fer­ent lan­guages for the Qu­ran trans­la­tion, the LED speaker also plays and sup­ports any au­dio MP3 file, High Fi­delity sound qual­ity and con­tin­u­ous play for 3,000 hours. Priced at US$49.99 at Ama­zon.com.


When you’re run­ning low on en­ergy, you tend to slouch in tired­ness. That’s why you need the Lumo Lift tracker to urge you to stand or sit up straighter. You wear it on the in­side your clothes and in the event of bad pos­ture, the de­vice will vi­brate gen­tly to dis­ci­pline you. Lumo Lift works and syncs wire­lessly with Blue­tooth equipped smart­phones op­er­at­ing iOS or Android. Priced at US$99.99 at Ama­zon.com.

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