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Allah swt says in surah Baqarah, verse 185:

شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَى وَالْفُرْقَانِ

The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion

Let’s use this blessed month to read, understand, memorize, reflect and ponder upon the verses of Allah swt. Alhamdulillah, it is now easier than ever to do it with the help of Internet.

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Here is a selection of the best resources available about the Qur’an in different topics:

Read:

  • QuranFlash.com: very neat interface. You can turn the page one by one like a real mushaf. You can choose the Madani Mushaf, the Indo-Pak style mushaf, the Mushaf with colored tajweed rules, transliteration, etc.

Memorize:

  • Reciter.org: probably the best website if you want to memorize the Qur’an. You can select a reciter and configure the number of the times the verse has to be recited, the length of the pause, etc. The interface looks like the Madani mushaf, which is much better for the memorization than the regular Arabic fonts
  • EHafiz.com: allows you to download the audio Quran (mp3) that has been divided digitally into tracks/ayahs. So if Baqarah has 286 ayahs, the eHafiz version now has 286 tracks.
  • Memorize-Quran.com: It has mp3’s that are broken up into a few ayahs (usually not more than 5 lines at a time) of quran, so that you can concentrate on those ayat and memorize the one’s you need go over. You can download either husary’s, mishary’s, or alghamidi’s recitations.

Translation:

  • Quran.com: Propose 6 different English translations (including the best one, Sahih International) as well as 19 foreign language
  • Allah’sQuran.com: very complete site with word by word translation, tafseer, recitation, search…
  • Tanzil.info: the translation appears when you move your mouse over an ayat.

Tafseer

  • AlTafsir.com: contains the most known Tafseer books. Be aware that this site contains Tafseer from the Shi’a, and other groups. (Note from Sh. Jamaal Zarabozo’s class: the English translation of Tafseer ibn Abbass was done by a Shi’a group and you find very strange and weird interpretations. This group also did the translation of Jalalayn.)

Audio

  • IslamWay.com: contains probably the largest number of reciters (over 200)
  • HalalTunes.com: awesome way to listen the Qur’an by instant streaming (fastest and easiest way to listen to your favorite reciters without having to download)

Video

Search

  • SearchQuran.net:  search by sura (eg. 1, 2:25-35), or an english, arabic, or phonetic term (eg. ‘bismillahi alrahman’).
  • SearchTruth.com:  in addition to common features, you can search in different language

Arabic

  • Sultan.org: for those who can understand Arabic, please refer to this website for the best resources available

May Allah swt make us amongst those who will read, learn, understand, apply and convey to others the Qur’an.

Please feel free to add your favorite website in the comments.

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Nadim is an IT professional who loves to travel around the world. He grew up in France, lived in the US and now resides in Saudi Arabia. He is the former ameer of the AlMaghrib Institute student tribe in Bay Area, CA. You can follow him on Twitter @muslimms

74 Comments

74 Comments

  1. 'Uthmaan

    August 31, 2009 at 8:05 AM

    JazakAllahu Khayran! I was particularly pleased to find the translation by Sahih International which I have been looking for online for some time. :)

    • UmA

      September 3, 2009 at 11:29 PM

      If you get a chance you should read the awesome article about the team of 3 sisters who put this translation together: it’s in Sisters magazine.

  2. nomad-one

    August 31, 2009 at 8:20 AM

    SubHaanAllah, are you aware that Church of scientology ads are being posted on your google ads on this site? Please have a look and see if you can block these.

    • Ameera

      August 31, 2009 at 9:45 AM

      It has been troubling me for a long while and I’d always come up to the question, “But MM is letting them be displayed… wouldn’t they do something about it if it was unacceptable?” However, we can see it clearly is wrong… Adsense for content has this major drawback! :(

  3. habib

    August 31, 2009 at 9:07 AM

    This is an awesome website that should be put into the above article as well:

    http://www.allahsquran.com/learn/

    Its got word by word translation and also tafseer as well masha Allah

    • MM Associates

      August 31, 2009 at 2:38 PM

      It has been added under translation. JazakAllah Kheir!!

      -Nadim

  4. MR

    August 31, 2009 at 9:24 AM

    And to listen to the Qur’an online, check out http://www.halaltunes.com

    • MM Associates

      August 31, 2009 at 2:47 PM

      MashAllah, this site is awesome! It has been added to the list under Audio. JazakAllah Kheir for sharing

      -Nadim

  5. yahmtz

    August 31, 2009 at 10:42 AM

    http://qurancomplex.com/

    It has a reciter application similar to reciter.org, among other things.

  6. Nazir

    August 31, 2009 at 11:41 AM

    AlTafsir.com: contains the most known Tafseer books. Be aware that this site contains Tafseer from the Shi’a, and other groups. (Note from Sh. Jamaal Zarabozo’s class: the English translation of Tafseer ibn Abbass was done by a Shi’a group and you find very strange and weird interpretations. This group also did the translation of Jalalayn.)

    Actually what Sh. Jamaal mentioned in class is that the main problem is the fact that the “tafseer of Ibn Abbas” (tanweer al-miqbaas”) is dubious to begin with and not attributable to Ibn Abbas because there is in the chain someone accused of lying and forgery – Muhammad ibn Saa’ib al-Kalbi.

  7. aarij

    August 31, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    The Qur’an on Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=EwyRGM3KFswC

    Excellent way to read the Qur’an.

    Also for downloading/audio, http://www.versebyversequran.com for MP3s of Qur’an ayah-by-ayah by all the major qurra’.

  8. Ikram Hadi

    August 31, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    What about mp3quran.net? They have the best collection of Quran torrents.

  9. Adam

    August 31, 2009 at 4:26 PM

    If you have an iphone and want to read the quran from it try this:
    http://forums.alkauthar.org/showthread.php?t=6955

    I have been using it, and alhamdulillah it is very clear and readable. Unfortunately i dont find the quran apps out there very readable and this has been far easier to read from.

    hope that helps.

  10. abu abdAllah Tariq Ahmed

    August 31, 2009 at 5:14 PM

    Jazak Allah khayr, Nadim, and Ramadan Mubarak. :)

    Mac and Linux users will like the open source project: http://zekr.org
    While aal-i-PC should consider http://imaanstar.com

  11. abu abdAllah Tariq Ahmed

    August 31, 2009 at 5:16 PM

    And at least during the month of Ramadan — I am listening to it now, even while I type — the amazing live tafsir of the Qur’an by (Shaykh) Wisam Sharief. Quick link http://tr.im/baqarah

  12. zaynab

    August 31, 2009 at 7:38 PM

    Awesomeness!

    This is amazing, Jazak Allahu khayran bro.

  13. Quadir

    September 1, 2009 at 6:37 AM

    Assalam Alaikum,

    Please checkout http://www.ehafiz.com

    What is eHafiz?

    Have you ever found yourself looking for a particular ayah from the Quran on a CD or mp3, [usually during memorization] but found it impossible to find it because most surahs are 20+ minutes and one track long?

    Some brothers memorizing the Quran ran into the same problem and came up with a simple solution; take a digital/audio version of Quran and divide all the ayahs of the Quran into tracks.

    eHafiz.com allows you to download the audio Quran (mp3) that has been divided digitally into tracks/ayahs. So if Baqarah has 286 ayahs, the eHafiz version now has 286 tracks. Simple!

    • MM Associates

      October 27, 2009 at 1:15 AM

      I have added it to the list.JazakAllah Kheir

      • Umm Zain

        June 13, 2016 at 9:13 PM

        I have found Houseofquran.com to be the best hifz tool online, hands down. PLEASE see it and hope you add it to the list!

  14. Abu Rumaisa

    September 1, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    http://www.QuranEngine.com
    ===================
    > Access to Quran Recitations in many languages that you can listen to without having to download the
    entire mp3 audio file.
    > Listen to Quran Recitation in many languages including # Arabic # Azerbaijan # Bangla & Arabic # Bosnian
    # Chinese # English # Farsi # Filipino # French # German # Hindi # Korean # Malayalam # Portuguese # Russian
    # Spanish # Tamil # Turkish # Urdu
    > You can also download files in mp3 format if you want to.

  15. muslima

    September 1, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    This is a really great post!! THANK YOU!!

  16. BlessedMuslimah

    September 2, 2009 at 5:11 AM

    Assalaamu’alaykum,

    This is a really nice list, barakAllahu feek.

    I would *definitely* add http://www.memorize-quran.com to the list. It has mp3’s that are broken up into a few ayahs (usually not more than 5 lines at a time) of quran, so that you can concentrate on those ayat and memorize the one’s you need go over. You can download either husary’s, mishary’s, or alghamidi’s recitations.

    I would also highly recommend http://www.quranicrealm.com – on top of providing 6 different types of translation (Muhsin Khan, Yusuf Ali, Pickthal, Shakir, Sahih International, Dr. Ghali ), it also has the option of viewing it in transliteration, in arabic (with tashkeel and without tashkeel), and in arabic as an image instead of text. You can search in english, in arabic or phonetically.

    Both are amazing resources ma shaa Allah – may Allah reward the people who put all of these sites together! Ameen

    • MM Associates

      October 27, 2009 at 1:17 AM

      – I have added memorize-quran.com to the list .JazakALlah Kheir.
      – QuranicRealm.com is the same as SearchQuran.net

  17. Faiez

    September 2, 2009 at 7:16 PM

    Good post masha’Allah

    also check out http://tvquran.com/

    It takes emotional recitations from reciters (some you may have not heard of before) and puts it on the main page. you can also listen to the reciters individually by clicking on a drop down menu.

    • SaqibSaab

      September 2, 2009 at 11:01 PM

      It takes emotional recitations from reciters (some you may have not heard of before) and puts it on the main page. you can also listen to the reciters individually by clicking on a drop down menu.

      Lu7aidan clones.

  18. sabiha ameen

    September 4, 2009 at 6:23 AM

    assalaamualaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatahu!

    another awesome resource:
    http://www.quranpda.com

    can be downloaded to your iphone!

  19. Nahyan

    September 4, 2009 at 11:42 AM

    Fantastic.

    Jazakallahukhair Nadim.

  20. Asif H

    September 6, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    Masha’Allah awesome post, may Allah swt reward the writer and all the contributors, ameen! Definitely a print and keep item. Now time to go through all of these resources!!

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  25. k77

    November 4, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    Islamonline.net!! I cannot believe you guys missed this – this site never gets credit for its simple and clear Quran

  26. abdul-aziz

    January 2, 2010 at 9:16 AM

    assalam aleikum,

    jazak Allahu khairan, you missed a project where many have linked to their site. http://www.versebyversequran.com/site/

    everything already split into ayah by ayah with many known recitors and with very good audio quality.

    this becomes very valuable to when you want to memorize or review a few ayat at a time.

    I just want to know, when muslims will start using the valuable resource of using mp3 tags. I have created my own genre, I call it Quran. Other data like title and artist should be filled in too, this makes whatever you play display relevant info. not a big deal but if you put these mp3 on devices the filename doesn’t appear but rather the title does.

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  28. Shariq

    February 28, 2010 at 11:56 PM

    Nowadays, it is quite difficult to access reciter since the website is mostly unavailable.

    A fairly decent alternative that displays quran in the same kind of format (but limited options) is http://www.minimuslims.com

    It only contains the last 2 Juz of the Quran. But atleast it works on days when you cannot get thru to reciter.org

  29. Abed

    March 3, 2010 at 2:03 PM

    Juz30 (http://www.imaanstar.com/juz30.php) is one of my favorite apps on the pc for memorization. Has ayah-by-ayah, Arabic, translation, and several reciters to choose from. You can stop at certain points in an individual ayah and play back from segment to segment.

  30. Sulaiman

    July 3, 2010 at 3:57 AM

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  31. Saleem

    October 18, 2010 at 3:23 PM

    These are some great tips. For those who could use some more specific advice, tips and information about great article thanks for posting…………

    if you want learn Quran in you home then don’t go any where just visit on http://quranlearningonline.org/ its online Quran learning website ………

  32. Qadeer

    October 19, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    Good and very helpful article I really like it ………

  33. Kirkby

    October 22, 2010 at 3:17 PM

    It’s so refreshing to find articles like the ones you post on your site. Very informative reading

  34. kamran

    February 24, 2011 at 2:45 PM

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  35. kamran

    February 28, 2011 at 2:49 PM

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  36. kamran

    March 1, 2011 at 2:22 PM

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    March 1, 2011 at 7:08 PM

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  38. kamran

    March 1, 2011 at 7:09 PM

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    tips and information about great article thanks for posting thanks for comments

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  40. Idil_1

    April 23, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Thank you for this. It really helped me start memorizing both the arabic and the translation of the quran

  41. Quran Translations

    June 21, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    My Quran Lesson is an easy way for you and your kids to learn the Holy Quran. All you need is a PC, headset with a microphone and a broadband internet connection.

  42. Ali

    July 22, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    http://www.quranexplorer.com excellent site for listening to Quran and memorizing

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  44. Ahmad

    September 8, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Also include http://www.tvquran.com for Audio. Wonderful site.

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  46. muslima

    January 7, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    http://www.mp3quran.net/eng/

    I like this one, its already in MP3 format , lots of reciters to choose from.

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  48. Ziad

    August 23, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Assalamu alaikum,

    http://www.qurantracker.com/

    This is a personalised, interactive, web based tool to help in memorising Quran as well as revision of what you have already learnt.

    Wassalam

  49. a

    December 7, 2013 at 8:11 AM

    the best and the only one I’ve use is
    http://www.houseofquran.com

    there’s this thing called the memorisation tool which is EXCELLENT !
    it feels so effortless and easy to memorise the quran!

  50. Majid

    August 4, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    I would highly recommend http://allahu-ahad.org for Quran recitation, reading, tafsir translation and word by word meanings. You may also print PDF and change your view styles

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  53. Aisha Slaman

    October 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    http://quran.ksu.edu.sa/index.php?l=en

    I’ve also found this site really useful, Alhamdulillah. From my experiences, I’d say its a mix of QuranExplorer.com and Quran Flash. It looks like a real mushaf, but unlike Quran Flash, you only get Warsh and Hafs. You can also flip pages, and you don’t really have to zoom in to make the text bigger like you do with quran flash. You could use it for recitation OR memorization.

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  55. Zaka Ur Rehman Khan

    July 11, 2015 at 3:39 AM

    This is really very nice collection of best resources another source in my mind is http://gegasoft.com/quran-reader/en/index.html which contains tafaseer and translations online readable and copyable in text format

  56. Abdullah

    November 16, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    I find http://muflihun.com to be very useful for recitation, memorizing and reading translations tafseers in various formats with heaps and heaps of options yet simple to use – Alhamdullilāh

  57. amirul

    February 10, 2016 at 11:00 AM

    which website can help me to read quran with tajweed.

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  59. Abrar Siddique

    May 30, 2016 at 11:28 PM

    AssalamuAlaikum,
    Please do add this website.
    It has Arabic Verses of Qhuran with English Translation & Transliteration & Tafseer of that surah in English even u can get a audio recitation with Translation and Arabic Qhuran too. I found it very helpful.

  60. clairebear

    June 18, 2016 at 5:44 AM

    under ‘reciter’ most/all of the sites do not work; it does not load except to say it is available as an advertising platform. I was super intrigued by what you wrote re: those sites, but alas they don’t work. any new ones you know of, to share instead?

  61. saharali

    November 2, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    you can #learn #quran with us

    learn quran

  62. Noor Awan

    June 8, 2019 at 1:55 PM

    Salam, great article with really good resources.

    Just an update, Tafsir.com for Ibn Kathir no longer works. I found another site which I use as a replacement https://myislam.org/quran-transliteration/ which has tafsir of surahs by Ibn Kathir. Worth checking out.

    For Quran audio I also like https://quranicaudio.com which is fantastic.

  63. hoda

    June 12, 2019 at 5:30 PM

    ma sha allah very good

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