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The English translation of the Quran for the Kindle

Download link [Ebook - .mobi - 856 Kilobytes]

The file linked above is Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan and Dr. Muhammad Taqiyuddeen al-Hilali's translation of the Quran, the Noble Quran, for the Kindle.

It has a working table of contents which helps greatly with browsing chapters.

Thanks to Abdullah Hashim of SayfSolutions.com for providing the file.

This file should also work on any device supported by the Mobipocket reader or one of the Kindle applications.

Arabic Quran optimized for the Kindle [Downloads]

For those who own Kindle devices and wish to read the Quran on it, here is a version that has worked well for me. I made the fonts big for better viewing, as you can see in the screenshot below [taken using alt+shift+g on the Kindle]. The size of the file is only 2 megabytes, therefore it should be pretty easy to save it and email it to the device.

Screenshot of the Arabic Quran file for the Kindle

Download link:

Arabic Quran for the Kindle [Ebook - PDF].

Technical notes
The file should work on the device without hassle. If you choose to email the file to your Kindle rather than transferring it directly from your computer, do NOT add the 'convert' statement to your email subject line. The file has to be transferred without conversion.

The Arabic text comes from Harf Information Technology, a Quran software company. The text has been verified and approved by Azhar University. There is a note [in Arabic] at the end of the PDF file regarding the file's origins and its verification process.

Different version

Screenshot of the Arabic Quran for the Kindle

If you'd like to read a version that looks more like an ordinary mushaf [pictured above], you can download the following version, taken from qurandownload.com. Please note that I haven't verified that authenticity of this version.

Download link:

Arabic Quran - Original format [Ebook - PDF].

You can choose to view it in landscape format to get bigger text.

Yet more versions

You may also try out the Kindle Quran versions at Quran Ebooks. I haven't personally verified their content, please feel free to share what you think of them in the comments.

Also check out Quran E-library which seems to have a large collection of Kindle-formatted versions of the Quran.

Two programs for making your computer screen less bright at night

Recently I read a study that correlates sleeping problems with using computers at night. Apparently the light from computer screens trick our brains to think it is still daytime, and this prevents us from feeling sleepy.

For this reason I decided to adjust my computer's screen brightness according to the time of day (bright during the day, less bright at night). I soon found two programs that helped me with this goal, and I'll list them here so that others can benefit from them.

The first one is a free program called F.lux. When the sun sets, the program changes your computer's "color temperature" to a temperature that is more comfortable on the eyes. You'll need to give it your location so that it knows the time of sunset for you. It also serves as a reminder for the magrib prayer. :) When the color changes, you know it is time to pray.

The second program is also free and it is called MonitorBright. I found that f.lux helps but my monitor still stayed a little too bright. Therefore I now use this program to decrease brightness. Once you download it and open it, right click on its taskbar icon and enter a percentage (such as 20%). The bigger the percentage, the darker your screen will become.

The goal here is to make your monitor's brightness the same as the brightness of the room. Making the monitor too dark compared to the room's brightness will probably hurt your eyes.

Download the Sunni Farsi Tafseer Noor, the new and improved version

I have already expressed my love for this tafseer in the past. Since I use it a lot I have worked on it some more to make it look better. I have also cleaned up the extra white space between the lines.
I have made two versions of the tafseer. They are identical, however, the Microsoft Word version is easier to search, while the Adobe PDF version looks better and is easier to read.

Download Microsoft Word (.doc) file (use right-click, save-as)
Download Adobve PDF (.pdf) file (use right-click, save-as)
Mobile Phone version
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