Let the Quran be your best friend on your travels. Now, there are many ways to bring the Quran along with you to keep up with your daily recitation. Below are 6 different ways of keeping the Quran close by even as you travel.
Most of us still prefer carrying along the printed Quran while travelling. This is still probably the easiest on the eyes. There are many "travel Qur'an" options available now in various sizes depending on your preference. Travel sized Qurans are handy to keep in carry on bags or pockets which make them light and easy to store when on-the go!
Most Hotels in Muslim majority countries or Muslim friendly hotels will either have a Qur'an placed in the drawer of the room or you can easily request for one. It would be wise to do some research and contact the hotel beforehand to request for a copy be placed in the room in advanced.
More travelers are now resorting to having the Quran on their mobile phones. Mobile apps like ‘iQuran’, ‘Al-Quran Al-Kareem’ and ‘Holy Quran’, give users plenty to choose from depending on your requirements. Some include English translations with audio recording while others have add-ons like color coded letters for Tajweed.
These are MP3 digital devices, the size of an Iphone which are purpose built for listening and reciting the Quran such as the Al-Fatih digital quran. Some come in the form of pointers that are interactive. Simply scan and read any page, chapter or verse from the Quran by touching the page number or text to listen.
Tablets, Ipads or the eBook reader are alternatives to the printed Quran while traveling. Simply download the Quran app or load it to your e-book reader for a seamless experience of halal travel.
The best of course is to carry the ayyah of the Quran in our hearts. But for those of us who are still struggling with memorization, Alhamdulillah with such a variety of options, we can now choose what suits us best.
For avid Muslim travelers, we recommend you to download the HalalTrip app that is a fully integrated all-in-one Muslim app, for tracking salah performance, finding nearby Halal Restaurants, planning travel itinerary, getting prayer times for any location, Qibla compass to locate the direction of the Kaa’bah in Makkah using maps and locating nearby mosques.