Sabily Badr 11.04 Unity desktop
|Source model||Open source|
|Latest stable release||11.10 (Uhud) / December 19, 2011|
|Available language(s)||Multilingual (more than 55)|
|Update method||APT (front-ends available)|
|Supported platforms||x86 (32 bits) and x86-64 (64 bits)|
|Kernel type||Monolithic (Linux)|
|Default user interface||GNOME|
|License||GNU GPL and others|
Sabily (Arabic: سبيلي, IPA: [sæˈbiːliː], My Way) is a free, open source operating system designed by and for Muslims. It is based on the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution which is a Free and Open Source (FOSS) operating system and has pre-installed packages for the Arabic language.
Sabily includes a set of packages that customizes Ubuntu. Ubuntu is easy to use for a novice user, with the most-used Office, Internet, Graphics and Video applications already installed. With Sabily, Muslim users have “out of the box” Islamic software and tools installed as well. Sabily includes Islamic software (prayer times tool, Qur'an study tool, Hijri calendar etc.) and has a custom design.
The Unity shell is based on GNOME 3 on Sabily 11.10, Unity 2D for graphic cards without 3D capabilities. The Unity shell became available on the Sabily 11.04 Badr DVD. Ubuntu Classic Desktop was the default desktop in Sabily (11.04), but Unity in Ubuntu 11.04. New applications in Badr: Islamic Date, Zakat Calc, Gufw, DesktopNova, AutoKey, recordMyDesktop, Anki. The full version of Sabily comes with out of the box educational software, codecs for the most used media formats. Wisabi is a Sabily 11.04 installer for Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 based on Wubi.
Sabily was previously named as Ubuntu Muslim Edition (UbuntuME). Sabily is following releasing cycle of Ubuntu. After Ubuntu 9.04, It was changed to Sabily.
- UbuntuME 7.04 released 12/10/2007
- UbuntuME 7.10 released 02/12/2007
- UbuntuME 8.04 released 17/05/2008
- UbuntuME 8.04.1 released 22/07/2008
- Sabily 9.04 Taibah released 12/05/2009
- Sabily 9.10 Gaza released 27/12/2009
- Sabily 10.04 Manarat released 28/06/2010
- Sabily 10.10 Al-Quds released 02/11/2010
- Sabily 11.04 Badr released 05/05/2011
- Sabily 11.10 Uhud released 19/12/2011
There are currently three versions of Sabily.
- Small version (967.96 MB), contains the main Sabily packages, including artwork and Islamic applications and Arabic support.
- Full version (1.55 GB), contains the same as the Small version plus multimedia, educational and miscellaneous packages.
- Ultimate version (3.3 GB), has the same content as the Full version, plus Qur'an offline recitations provided by Muhammad Siddeeq al-Minshawi, Huzify, Saad al-Ghamadi and Mishary Rashed Alafasy.
The Ultimate version is useful mainly when not connected to the Internet, yet all Sabily versions provide online Qur'an recitations.
Sabily is available as a Live DVD, which can be booted on the host computer without installation. The Wisabi installer can install Sabily to the hard disk within Microsoft Windows, without involving risky formatting or partitioning.
As compared to Ubuntu:
- zekr: Qur'anic Study Tool
- minbar: Islamic prayer times application
- monajat: application that popups prayers every predetermined time
- Firefox-praytimes: Firefox extension that displays Islamic daily prayer times
- webstrict: UI frontend to DansGuardian (web content filtering tool)
- nanny: the GNOME Nanny parental-control system
- thwab: Electronic Encyclopedia System
- hijra: Islamic calendar
- mus-haf Othman: Othman Qur'an Browser
- noor: Qur'an viewer
- fsool: abbreviated chapters in the Messenger vita
- rejaal: Men around the prophet
- language-pack-ar: translations for language Arabic
- language-pack-gnome-ar: GNOME translations for language Arabic
- mozilla-Firefox-locale-ar: Mozilla Firefox Arabic language/region package
- aspell-ar: Arabic dictionary for aspell
- acon: Text console arabization
- bicon: Console that supports bidirectional text display
- Arab eyes qamoos: Arabic-English dictionary
- fonts-hosny-amiri: Arabic Naskh style typographically oriented font (Amiri is a classical Arabic typeface in Naskh style for typesetting books and other running text)
Zekr is an open platform Quran study tool for browsing and researching on the Quran. Recitations and translations are available for download.
Small version DVD available online recitations
- Abdulbasit Abdussamad (64kbit/s)
- Mishary bin Rashid Al-Afasy (128kbit/s)
- Saad Al-Ghamdi (40kbit/s)
- Mohammed Siddiq Al-Minshawi (16kbit/s)
- Maher Al-Muaiqly (128kbit/s)
- Abu Bakr Ash-Shatri (128kbit/s)
- Saud Al-Shuraim (128kbit/s)
- Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais (192kbit/s)
Minbar indicates the time when Muslims should pray. It runs in background as a tray icon and plays the "athan" (call to prayer) at prayer times. Minbar works with the main calculation methods, such as Muslim League (default), Shafii, and Hanafi. Muslims observe salat five times a day, and Minbar helps to remind of daily prayer times.
|Initial release||2011-09-11 (v2.6.1-3)|
|Operating system||GNU/Linux, Windows|
The application an application provided by the Sabily community.
|Developer(s)||Soire Meira, Sabily Team|
|Initial release||2011-05-07 (v0.3.5-2)|
|Operating system||GNU/Linux, Windows|
|Available in||Malay, Indonesian, English, Arabic, Italian|
Zakat Calc is an application for GNU/Linux. Zakat Calc helps Muslims to calculate Zakat types: Gold, silver, stones, jewels, savings in bank, property, loans, business, firms, animanls (2.5%) and agriculture (10%). Zakat Calc is included in Sabily, a free, open source operating system designed by and for Muslims.
This project is for the OS Sabily. To calculate the amount of the payment of zakat. Used for educational purpose and public use. This project is free. It was created using the Gambas programming language and it runs on GNU/Linux.
Gnome Nanny (Parental Control) is an easy way to control how long users or your kids can be on the computer and what they can and can't access browsing the web.
End of Life (EOL) release
Sabily 11.10 is based on Ubuntu 11.10 and was released 19 December 2011, Ubuntu 11.10 has reached its end of life for updates and support. No further updates, including security updates, will be available for Sabily 11.10 and Ubuntu 11.10. Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux distribution and is active. But if the Sabily system isn't updated with a new release in the future, the system may become vulnerable to exploits. Sabily has suffered from lack of resources and had e.g. made a suspension of Sabily 12.04 codename "Ibn-AlBaytar" to name the next release 12.10 "Ibn-AlBaytar". Generally to accelerate the development, more developers, graphical designers, packagers, iso builders must be found. However Ubuntu 13.04 has Islamic software: Zekr Quranic Study Tool, Minbar Islamic prayer times application, Monajat Islamic supplications tray applet, Thwab Arabic/Islamic encyclopedia system, Hijra Islamic Calendar tray applet and Othman Quran browser in the Ubuntu repository. They can be installed using the application Ubuntu Software Center. Zakat Calc is available for Ubuntu as well, but must be downloaded from the Launchpad (website).
- Ojuba Linux - Fedora based Arabic linux distribution
- Open source
- Free software
- Minbar (software)
- GNU General Public License
- GNOME Languages
- Sabily downloads
- Ubuntu is easy to use
- Sabily 11.04 released!
- Sabily content
- "Sabily 11.10 released!". Retrieved 11 January 2012.
- "Debian -- Details of package font-hosny-amiri in sid". Retrieved 11 January 2012.
- Debian -- Details of package minbar in sid
- Islamic Prayer Timings
- Monajat in Launchpad
- Roberto Majadas, Cesar Garcia, Luis de Bethencourt (11 June 2011). "What is Gnome Nanny?". Retrieved 12 June 2011.
- Official website
- Sabily at DistroWatch
- sabily blogsphere: Sabily 11.04 Badr Released
- Quick Look: Ubuntu Muslim Edition 10.10 (Sabily Al Quds)
- Sabily 10.04 review from Desktop Linux Reviews
- Sabily 9.04 review from Softpedia
- Sabily 9.04 review from ExtremeTech
- Sabily 9.04 reviewed in LinuxToday * Zakat Calc in Launchpad