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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).

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:

Surah_Najm

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