With the rise of Islamic Blogs, publishers are looking for useful Islamic PHP scripts for Websites, take a look below for some extremely useful ones that you can use immediately!
There are tons of resources available to manipulate and customise to your own needs when it comes to programming on the Web. If your website utilises server-side code such as PHP or ASP, you are bound to find many classes/functions to immediately add to your site. Widgets are also very handy bits of code that you can easily paste in to your websites without much fuss. I am not including any CMS Widgets or Modules these are for general HTML/PHP websites although it can be used in those CMS.
If you do program in PHP or ASP, it is likely you will have a MySQL database as well. Some of the scripts also require you to have a database so that data can be retrieved on demand which means that you are not dependant on any third-party sites to serve your scripts.
Here are some Islamic PHP Scripts that I think is very useful and should most certainly be utilised for any Islamic website.
The Quranic Arabic Corpus
By far one of my favourite resources available on the web! The amount of time that must have been spent trying to put this extraordinary resource together is certainly commendable. As well as being able to use this resource, it also has an API and you are also able to download the entire Quranic Corpus.
Quranic Arabic Corpus, an annotated linguistic resource which shows the Arabic grammar, syntax and morphology for each word in the Holy Quran. The corpus provides three levels of analysis: morphological annotation, a syntactic treebank and a semantic ontology.
Another of my favourites, actually I used this source to adapt my Quran database for my website It is packed with Quran translations in many different languages to download in different formats including mysql database dump, xml format and more. Amongst other things it also includes the text of the Quran, the metadata so chapter names, parts etc, Quranic fonts and other stuff. It is dedicated to bringing the Quran in to electronic format.
Prayer Times Calculator
Pray Times, an Islamic project aimed at providing an open-source library for calculating Muslim prayers times.
The first version of Pray Times was released in early 2007. The code is currently used in a wide range of Islamic websites and applications.
Daily Hadith Widget
The website itself contains thousands of ahadith and it has a daily hadith section which has a different hadith each day from different collections not just one. This is available as a widget so you are able to embed onto any website, all you have to do is copy and paste the line of code that is provided. It is currently being used by many websites on the web also this doesn’t need any programming knowledge and can be used with CMS such as Joomla and WordPress.
The amount of resources here are immense! It features various collections of Hadith which are not available in many places online. This is for the more experienced as it also contains scripts written in VB.net, Perl and PHP. The downloads are in Unicode and raw format so a little bit of conversion is required. But certainly a place to check out.
Well those are places I’ve accumulated throughout the years, are there any that I’ve missed? Let me know your thoughts.
A Computing teacher by profession Abu teaches children aged 11-18. His background is in Computer Science with an Honours Degree in Computing. Currently writing for Top Islamic as the head editor. His passion is to disseminate computing and Islamic concepts to the willing ... Connect on Facebook.