Category Archives: Islam

Building a Qur’anic skill for the Amazon Echo/Tap device

I did some tinkerig with Amazon Echo device few months ago and built few Skills (aka programmable apps for the device).

Here’s a demo of the Quran Skill that I coded:

The entire source code for the Alexa Skill can be found here: https://github.com/Anwaarullah/quran-alexa-skill-engine


I was very excited about Alexa and wanted to spend my 2017 only in building a custom Alexa enabled Device and I started off by getting feeedbacks from my geek friends and scholars.


The last thing I did on this project was to get the Alexa Engine running on the Raspberry Pi in the hope of demonstrating a non-Amazon Alexa enabled device, therby getting prospective investors confident about a standalone device. I went off track after that and now this project is stuck in a limbo like my many other projects.


If this interests you and you’d like to share more ideas of yours, please hit me up as I still haven’t given up on this project (yet).

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I’ve finished reading of the most encouraging and inspiring biographies of great leaders.

My favorite biography is that of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) titled “The Sealed Nectar” and can be purchased from here: http://www.amazon.in/Ar-Raheeq-Al-Makhtum-The-Sealed-Nectar/dp/1591440718 or downloaded freely from here: http://www.kalamullah.com/Books/Ar-Raheeq%20Al-Makhtum.pdf

One biography that I just finished reading is this:

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One of the best paragraphs from the Book is on the 2nd last page where Steve summarizes what and why he did what he did 🙂

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Gonna read it again 🙂

You only get what you work for

I was listening to quick morning talk by a prominent Scholar (Shaikh Yawar Baig, Site) and he started it with this verse from the Holy Quran:

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It charged my exhausted and drained batteries to the full 🙂

You can listen to that podcast here: http://data.yawarbaig.org/FajrReminders/It-s_not_what_you_have_but_what_you_do.mp3

40 Sayings of Prophet Muhammed (P.B.U.H)

40 Hadiths by Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)
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01. Refrain from sleeping between fajr and
Ishraq, Asr and Maghrib, Maghrib and Isha.
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02. Avoid sitting with smelly people.
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03. Do not sleep between people who talk
bad before sleeping. —————
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04. Don’t eat and drink with your left
hand.
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05. Don’t eat the food that is taken out
from your teeth. ————— ————– –
06. Don’t break your knuckles.
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07. Check your shoes before wearing it.
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08. Don’t look at the sky while in Salaath.
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09. Don’t spit in the toilet.
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10. Don’t clean your teeth with charcoal.
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11. Sit and wear your trousers.
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12. Don’t break tough things with your
teeth.
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13. Don’t blow on your food when it’s hot.
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14. Don’t look for faults of others.
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15. Don’t talk between iqamath and azan.
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16. Don’t speak in the toilet.
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17. Don’t speak tales aboutyour friends.
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18. Don’t antagonize your friends.
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19. Don’t look behind frequently while
walking.
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20. Don’t stamp your feet while walking.
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21. Don’t be suspicious aboutyour friends.
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22. Don’t speak lies at anytime.
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23. Don’t smell the food whileyou eat.
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24. Speak clearly so others can
understand,.
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25. Avoid travelling alone.
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26. Don’t decide on your own but do
consult others who know. —————
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27. Don’t be proud of yourself.
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28. Don’t be sad about your food.
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29. Don’t boast.
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30. Don’t chase the beggars.
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31. Treat your guests well with good heart.
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32. Be patient when in poverty.
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33. Assist a good cause.
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34. Think of your faults andrepent.
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35. Do good to those who do bad to you.
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36. Be satisfied with what you have.
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37. Don’t sleep too much – it will cause
forgetfulness. ————— ————– –
38. Repent at least 100 times a day
(Astagfaar).
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39. Don’t eat in darkness.
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40. Don’t eat mouth-full.
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00.’ALLAH’Us Shakhs ko Aabad Karta Hai Jo
Hadees Sun Ke Dusron Tak Pohnchahta hai.

24 Golden Words of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)

English Translation:

1. Respect  3 People

  • Teacher
  • Parents
  • Elderly

2. Keep 3 things in you

  • Honesty
  • Faith
  • Good Deeds

3. Fight for 3 things

  • Country
  • Respect (Honor)
  • Truth (Justice)

4. Have control on 3 things

  • Tongue
  • Anger
  • Soul (Self)

5. Save yourself from 3 things

  • Badness (Bad deeds)
  • Backbiting
  • Jealousy

6. Obtain  3 things

  • Knowledge
  • Manners
  • Gentleness (Piousness/Godliness)

7. Keep 3 things pure

  • Body
  • Clothes
  • Thoughts

8. Remember 3 things

  • Death
  • Favor
  • Advice