FaceKaaba: Iqama Prayer Times
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Allah's Apostle said, "The prayer in congregation is twenty seven times superior to the prayer offered by person alone." Volume 1, Book 11, Number 618:
There is a need for an application for mobile devices and computers, which will provide a user, the correct location of nearby Mosques / Masjids and actual times for Salat in these Mosques / Masjids, at any geographic location. The key concept here is ‘Actual’ Salat / Jammat / Congregation times with ‘Computed’ Salat times.
There are many applications available (for Muslims) that provide the location of nearby Mosques / Masjids, and also provide the generic or computed Salat times for that geographical location, the problem is that these computed Salat times are not the actual times when Salat / Jammat / Congregation is performed in these Mosques / Masjids.
Due to the fact that there are millions of Mosques / Masjids in the world, it is not possible to maintain and update a database, with correct and actual Salat / Jammat / Congregation times by a few individuals. FaceKaaba application can provide a solution for the issues discussed above, by taking advantage of the social networking.
By adding this social networking aspect, we will create a community where users will maintain the database of this application, update the Salat / Jammat / Congregation times of their neighborhood Mosques / Masjids as they change, thus allowing all users to locate a mosque nearby and find out the actual Salat / Jammat / Congregation times rather than the computed Salat times.
- Masjid / Mosque contact information and directions
- Athan (Aazaan or Aadhan) or beep based notifications for prayer times
- Qibla / Kaaba directions/compass based on user locations
- User distance from Kaaba
- Islamic Calendar as well as always visible Hijri date on main screen
- Ramadan/Ramazan Calendar with Sahoor and Iftar timings
- Shows prayer times for unlimited number of days based on user location
- Shows the countdown timer of next prayer time on main screen to catch the next prayer
- Hijri Date correction for non-arab countries to keep their calendars up to date
- Day Light Saving option
- Juristic methods option (for Asar prayer): Standard (Imams Shafii, Hanbali and Maliki), Hanafi
- Prayer time calculation method option (for Fajr and Isha): University of Islamic Sciences (Karachi), Shia Ithna Ashari (Jafari), Islamic society of North America (ISNA), Muslim World League (MWL), Umm al-Qura (Makkah), Egyptian General Survey Authority, Geophysics Institute (University of Tehran),
Note: For an accurate localization of Qibla directions, Prayer timings, Mosque / Masjid locations, please ensure that your location settings are enabled.
Qibla: The Kaaba, Kaba or Ka'aba also known as the Sacred House is a cuboid building at the center of Islam's most sacred mosque, Al-Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Kaaba (Qibla) is the most sacred point within this most sacred mosque, making it the most sacred location in Islam.