Best Available Lane’s Lexicon and Hans Wehr Mobile Apps [Non-PDF]

June 29, 2022 § Leave a comment


You can find two free mobile apps at this link, one for Lane’s Lexicon and the other Hans Wehr, the distinguishing factor being that the results are not shown as scanned PDFs that are difficult to read on a mobile, here the actual text is searchable and way more readable.

The font size of the results can be adjusted to make it easier on the eye along with a few other settings:

Sample results:


By clicking on the blue box link shown at the top of the image above, instances where the word or its root occur in the Quraan are listed:


Clicking on one of the Quranic links should detect a Quraan app if you have one installed on your phone and open the listed aayah in it:

Seems like it is only available on Android.

Many thanks to the developer, Gibreel Abdullah, may Allah reward him with good.

Further resources here.

Firefox and Chrome Add-on to Enlarge Arabic

April 29, 2020 § Leave a comment


A useful add-on I came across for Firefox and Chrome which enlarges Arabic text on websites, you can choose from a number of Arabic fonts you’d like to see a site in and also the size, find it here.

Searchable Lane’s Lexicon Text File

April 16, 2018 § 1 Comment


Here is an excellent website with over forty dictionaries you can search. One of the best parts about it is the fact that Lane’s Lexicon is actually searchable as a regular text file, not as a generic PDF image file, so you can actually type in an English or Arabic word and it will take you straight to it.

Try it here.

Excellent Resource: Offline Hans Wehr Arabic-English Dictionary for Your Android Smartphone

February 11, 2014 § 1 Comment


For those of you who need access to the Hans Wehr dictionary on your Android smartphones this is a marvellous resource, it works without internet connection once you’ve downloaded and installed the program and file.

May Allaah reward the brother who produced it with good.

You can download it from the Google Play Store here.

Very Useful Website for Searching Many Hadith Collections With Keywords in Arabic or English and Indonesian

September 8, 2012 § 3 Comments


I was forwarded a link to this website today, where one can search through many hadith collections using keywords in English or Arabic and Bahasa Indonesian [under progress] as well, seems like a marvellous resource.

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