My Prayer App

My Prayer app for my phone

If I was at home, I’d probably have the weather on my phone as the default display. Here, I choose prayer times.

All day is punctuated by prayer. I hear prayer calls beginning before I get up, out the window at school. I see the men walking to prayer when I’m walking home from work, and here everyone plans shopping around prayer times.

I downloaded the “My Prayer” app. It’s nice because it also says the names of the prayer times in Arabic, and allows you to see the date in the Gregorian (what we’re used to) or the Hijri calendar (that my students are more used to …year 1433 now.)

It calculated the prayer times based on my location, and also has a compass showing the direction of Mecca. Cool!

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