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Zekr On Linux
The Zekr Project
Developer(s) Mohsen Saboorian et al.
Initial release January 2005
Stable release 1.1.0 (July 19, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-07-19)) [±]
Preview release Non [±]
Written in Java (programming language), JavaScript
Platform Cross-platform
Available in Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Kurdish, Malay, മലയാളം, Persian, Pashto, Russian, Spanish, Tatar, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek
Type Quran, Religious texts
License GPLv2
Website zekr.org

Zekr is an open source Quranic desktop application. It is an open platform Quran study tool for browsing and researching on the Quran. Zekr is a Quran-based project, planned to be a universal, open source, and cross-platform application to perform most of the usual refers to the Quran, according to the project website.[1] Zekr is included in the default installation of Sabily Linux distribution.[2]

Zekr is capable of having multiple add-ons, that is different translation packs, themes, recitations and revelation packs.[3]

As of Zekr 0.7.0, it is possible to search through different Quran translations both with indexed (Lucene-based) search and basic search. Moreover this release introduces paging support for Quran text.

Zekr accepts different add-ons to make application as customizable as possible. Currently it accepts different Quraan translation packs, language packs, revelation order pack and theme packs. Revelation order packs are used to sort search results based on different revelation order schemes.

Zekr comes with an NSIS installer for Windows and an Application bundle for Mac. There is always a base .tar.gz package for (all) Linux machines as well as Debian packages for Debian-compliant Linux distributions.

Recitations and translations are available for download in here

See also[edit]


  1. ^ zekr.org
  2. ^ William von Hagen (13 May 2010). Ubuntu Linux Bible: Featuring Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. John Wiley & Sons. p. 34. ISBN 978-0-470-88180-4. 
  3. ^ A list of Zekr add-ons

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