Athan

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 1022 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.8
File Size:
8.6MB
Date Added:
August 25, 2009
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
12,579,799
Downloads Last Week:
11,496
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

A modern aid for an ancient tradition, Athan Basic helps Muslims perform daily prayers anywhere in the world. On first start-up, you choose your location from a pull-down list of cities and towns. From there, Athan Basic runs in the background, automatically issuing the call to prayer at the appropriate times each day.

You can choose an Athan from Makkah, Madina, or Al-Aqsa (the for-pay version includes several more); the program supports the Standard and Hanafi juristic methods and a variety of ways to calculate sunrise and sunset. The neatly organized application window displays your latitude and longitude and a simple compass for orienting yourself toward Mecca.

If you're often far from your computer, you can print out prayer times for a month. Happily, the program doesn't take much system memory while running in the background. Straightforward and helpful, Athan Basic is a great download for observant Muslims.

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  • All Versions:

    4.5

    out of 1022 votes

    • 5 star: 708
    • 4 star: 186
    • 3 star: 64
    • 2 star: 25
    • 1 star: 39
  • Current Version:

    4.9

    out of 26 votes

    • 5 star: 23
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 4 stars

    "Consistent, reliable reminder"

    March 23, 2013   |   By abulbatool

    Version: Athan (Azan) Basic 4.4

    Pros

    Multiple options for timing calculation
    Multiple Athan voices

    Cons

    None I have experienced on usage
    Upgrades require re-entry of all settings

    Summary

    Been using this app for years. Performs well with no issues.

    Wishlist :

    1. Upgrades would remember my settings so I don't have to re-enter each time.
    2. Option to wake computer up (from sleep/hybernation mode) for particular Athan times (e.g. Fajr).

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