Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

*Supports local notifications for Adhan alerts on iOS 4+ for iPhone/iPod/iPad*

alQibla provides you with an easy tool to precisely determine the direction of qibla from any location around the world and calculate the prayer times for your city.

1. Prayer Times based on your calculation method & location (detects automatically and allows searching and saving locations too).

2. Prayer Times Notifications based for all prayers including one for before Fajr.

3. Notifications can have different Adhan for each prayer.

4. It uses iPhone's/iPod's built in location services to determine your location and gives you the direction to Qibla on a Map.

5. Find the Qibla direction from any address using the search feature.

6. It also allows you to find Prayer Times for the following calculation methods:
-Ja'fari Ithna Asheri
-University of Islamic Sciences, Karachi
-Islamic society of North America (ISNA)
-Muslim World League (MWL)
-Umm al-Qura, Makkah
-Egyptian General Authority of Survey
-Institute of Geophysics, University of Tehran
-Custom Method (To add custom angles and minutes to prayer times)

7. Prayer times tuner to make adjustments and share monthly prayer timetable with your friends/family/relatives.

8. View Prayer Times in Arabic, French, Turkish and English.

9. Includes a graphical compass for iPhone 3Gs + devices with the compass hardware.

Search could use the following formats:

1. Full address or Zip code (example: NJ 08544)
2. Cities, states, and continents (examples: France, Tehran)
3. Famous places (example: Masjid Ul Haram)
4. Coordinates (example: +38 34′ 24″, -80 32′ 57″)


1. iPhone OS 4.3+ installed with Location Services (Settings > General > Location Services) turned ON.
2. Also requires either a WiFi or a 3G network to load the map tiles.
3. For prayer time adhan notifications iOS4+ is required.

Please write reviews for the app as it would help me improve and add more features.



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support

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iOS Version


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Accessibility Comments

The app is completely accessible, with the exception of a few buttons. However, I didn't find these problems to be a significant barrier that prohibits the user from enjoying its fantastic capabilities. I was impressed with its accessibility, particularly the notification options and the ease of finding the prayer times on its main screen.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments

AlQibla is a useful app for those of the Islamic faith. Auditory notifications make it especially helpful for praying on time, alleviating the concerns of continual memorization of the hours in which prayers are necessary. One of the advantageous functions of AlQibla is the types of notifications: The user can choose to have prayer times sent through a text message, he or she could be alerted by an alarm, or by a system sound. It brings with it the technical and the non-technical aspects that come about prior to prayers, making it an awesome, ideal app to install.


3 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Cleverson 8 years 3 months ago



Submitted by Cleverson on Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hello, thank yoo, one more app for me to install. Whoever wants two more accessible apps with the same functions, try MuslimPro and Athan Basic. I have both here, they work fine as well.

Submitted by Bahzad on Monday, November 26, 2012

Version 5.0 of alQibla has been released to the app store with the following additions: What's New inVersion 5.0 * Added English dates with Islamic Hijri dates in the calendar * iPhone 5 compatibility support

Submitted by Bahzad on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

In reply to by Bahzad

Version 5.1 has been issued to the app store. What's New in Version 5.1 1. New Icon design 2. Please purchase the Events Calendar for the lowest price tier and support development. 3. Find current location from Prayer Times screen. 4. iPhone 5 flicker issue resolved. 5. Screen does not stay ON indefinitely anymore.

Submitted by Bahzad on Saturday, February 23, 2013

In reply to by Bahzad

Version 5.1.1 has been issued to the app store. What's New in Version 5.1.1 1. Compass bug fixed.

Submitted by Bahzad on Wednesday, April 3, 2013

In reply to by Bahzad

Version 5.1.2 has been released to the app store. What's New inversion 5.1.2 1. Audio continues playing after screen lock. (Audio in notifications plays for 30 secs only, please open the app during/after notification to play full audio). 2. Bug fix for Hijri Events Calendar on iOS 5.0

Submitted by Bahzad on Thursday, July 11, 2013

In reply to by Bahzad

Version 5.2 of AlQibla has been released to the app store. What's New in Version 5.2 -Fixed Isha alert for Umm al Qura method -Added Play, Stop buttons to Adhan player -Screen stays ON with Night Mode selected from Prayer Times screen.

Submitted by Bahzad on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Version 6.0 has been released to the app store. The buttons can be tapped without a problem, though some of them may be difficult to distinguish because the words are combined. Nevertheless, the app still seems to work with VoiceOver.

What's new in version 6.0

1. iOS 7 compatible
2. Hijri Cal - jump to a specified date directly.
3. New Modern Theme
4. Improved usability
5. Local database to search for cities (for prayer times)
6. Squashed minor bugs
7. Like Us on facebook/Follow Us on Twitter

Submitted by Bahzad on Saturday, July 4, 2015

**New Features in this release*
1. Fixed DST in notifications issue.
2. Missing zero in notification timings fixed.
3. Added Email Yearly Timetable feature!
4. Added today extension for prayer times!
5. Added Adhan Player button for Modern Theme!
6. Added Reminder options to Hijri Calendar Events!

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