Muslims turn to Apps

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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Phones in hand, Reem Atamna, 15, left, and Asma Daoudi, 18, gather in the lobby of the Islamic Center of Augusta after midday prayer during the tenth day of Ramadan on Friday, July 19, 2013. Young Muslims increasingly turn to their smart phones for applications such as Muslim Pro, which helps them to locate Mecca, remember when to pray, or find out when to break daily fasts. The app also offers a Quran, with recitations and translations. "What I really like is the prayer times app," Daoudi said. "It's very helpful with an alarm to remind you when it's time to pray."
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Imam Mohamad Jamal Daoudi uses his smart phone for quick references, but still prefers a physical Quran for preparing his hand-written notes for prayers and speaking. New smart phone applications such as MuslimPro allow Muslims to locate Mecca, remember to pray, find out when to break daily fasts, and even find the closest halal restaurant. The app also offers a Quran, with recitations and translations.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) New smart phone applications such as MuslimPro allow Muslims to locate Mecca, remember to pray, find out when to break daily fasts, and even find the closest halal restaurant. The app also offers a Quran, with recitations and translations.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Imam Mohamad Jamal Daoudi leads midday prayer on the tenth day of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Augusta on Friday, July 19, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Altaf Hussain attends midday prayer on the tenth day of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Augusta on Friday, July 19, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) A man attends midday prayer on the tenth day of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Augusta on Friday, July 19, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Women sit behind a partition during midday prayer on the tenth day of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Augusta on Friday, July 19, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Sara Khan, center, attends midday prayer on the tenth day of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Augusta on Friday, July 19, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Women bow their heads in prayer during midday prayer on the tenth day of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Augusta on Friday, July 19, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Neelam Chaudhary, center, bows in prayer on the tenth day of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Augusta on Friday, July 19, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Phones in hand, Reem Atamna, 15, left, and Asma Daoudi, 18, gather in the lobby of the Islamic Center of Augusta after midday prayer during the tenth day of Ramadan on Friday, July 19, 2013. Young Muslims increasingly turn to their smart phones for applications such as Muslim Pro, which helps them to locate Mecca, remember when to pray, or find out when to break daily fasts. The app also offers a Quran, with recitations and translations. "What I really like is the prayer times app," Daoudi said. "It's very helpful with an alarm to remind you when it's time to pray."
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) A young woman's pink phone sits in front of her during midday prayer at the Islamic Center of Augusta on the tenth day of Ramadan, Friday, July 19, 2013. Young Muslims are increasingly using smart phone applications, such as MuslimPro, to locate Mecca, remember when to pray, or find out when to break daily fasts. The app also offers a Quran, with recitations and translations.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Ayesha Ahmad, left, Aminah Hussain, and Asma Daoudi play with their smartphones in the lobby of the Islamic Center of Augusta after midday prayer on the tenth day of Ramadan on Friday, July 19, 2013. New smart phone applications such as MuslimPro allows Muslims to locate Mecca, remember to pray, find out when to break daily fasts, and even find the closest halal restaurant. The app also offers a Quran, with recitations and translations.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) A women's hands are folded in respect as midday prayer is observed at the Islamic Center of Augusta on the tenth day of Ramadan on Friday, July 19, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Muslims attend midday prayer at the Islamic Center of Augusta on the 10th day of Ramadan, Friday, July 19, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Muslim men attend midday prayer on the tenth day of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Augusta on Friday, July 19, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) New smart phone applications such as MuslimPro allows Muslims to locate Mecca, remember to pray, find out when to break daily fasts, and even find the closest halal restaurant. The app also offers a Quran, with recitations and translations.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Women attend midday prayer on the tenth day of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Augusta on Friday, July 19, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Miriam Lakhany leans against her mother, Asha, during midday prayer on the tenth day of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Augusta on Friday, July 19, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Muslims bow at the end of midday prayer on the tenth day of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Augusta on Friday, July 19, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Women sit behind a partition during midday prayer on the tenth day of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Augusta on Friday, July 19, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Women bow their heads during midday prayer on the tenth day of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Augusta on Friday, July 19, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Neelam Chaudhary bows her head in prayer on the tenth day of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Augusta on Friday, July 19, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Muslim women gather in the lobby of the Islamic Center of Augusta after midday prayer on the tenth day of Ramadan on Friday, July 19, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Two young Muslim girls hug after midday prayer on the tenth day of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Augusta on Friday, July 19, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Muslim women attend midday prayer on the tenth day of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Augusta on Friday, July 19, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Phones in hand, Reem Atamna, 15, left, and Asma Daoudi, 18, gather in the lobby of the Islamic Center of Augusta after midday prayer during the tenth day of Ramadan on Friday, July 19, 2013. Young Muslims increasingly turn to their smart phones for applications such as Muslim Pro, which helps them to locate Mecca, remember when to pray, or find out when to break daily fasts. The app also offers a Quran, with recitations and translations. "What I really like is the prayer times app," Daoudi said. "It's very helpful with an alarm to remind you when it's time to pray."

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