Category Archives: Python

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).

Learning Python the Hard Way :)

After getting the RasPi, I was all the more excited to learn Python. I started it from this link
http://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/

I’m currently in Exercise 22 which asks us to rewind what we’ve learned so far. So I made these notes and will post here for my quick reference.

# Ex 22

Asks to go back and revist all the symbols and words and understand what they all do..

I’m’ gonna begin from ex1

Continue reading Learning Python the Hard Way 🙂