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Quran reader that combines the time-tested mushaf with digital convenience.

Qawl v2

Current status: 80% parity with previous version (missing dark theme, icons on hover tooltips, mostly)

This project uses Github Projects to plan development — feel free to join in!

Feel free to email me if you are interested in contributing right now, before the foundation is done: . Sorry if things are a bit messy, but I recommend checking this repo out a few weeks later!

Old version:

Sorry this readme is bad, making it public quickly in case people want to contribute early



  1. Make sure you have node properly setup with a recent version (I use 14.x).
  2. Install yarn
  3. Also ensure you have node-gyp (this guide can help)
  4. Clone this repo
  5. Run yarn to install dependencies

(The repo uses an automatic postinstall script to patch the npm package electron-update-notification to use a promise .then() instead of callbacks. I haven't been able to test if I set this up correctly, but hopefully it's fine. You can check the installed package files manually, or just message me for help to ensure it's all good.)

Action 5. Run a local build with electron-dev, has hot-reload 6. Build a package with dist-[platform] choosing the relevant platform from the scripts available in the package.json

Many thanks to Albert Nye for his svelte electron template!


Copyright (C) 2020-2021 Naved Islam

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published
by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License
along with this program.  If not, see <>.

Something missing? Edit this app.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Key Action
/ Focus the search bar
Esc Focus the search bar and cleans it
Select the next search result
Select the previous search result
Enter Open the selected search result
cmdEnter Ctrl+Enter Open the selected search result in a new tab