quran

    0.0.9 • Public • Published

    quran

    node.js interface to Holy Quran. See the javascript and websql versions at http://qzaidi.github.io/quran.

    Installation

    npm install quran

    Usage

    var quran = require('quran');

    Fetch the first verse of second chapter

    quran.get(2,1,function(err,verse) {
      if (!err) {
        console.log('Verse 1: Chapter 1: ' + verse.arabic);
      }
    });
    

    Fetch the first chapter

    quran.get(1,function(err,verses) {
      if (!err) {
        console.log('Chapter 1: ' + verses.join(','));
      }
    });
    

    verses is an array, so you can join them in the above.

    .get is simply a wrapper on select, so you can directly invoke it and do advanced filtering, like getting verse 2-4 of first chapter.

    quran.select({ chapter: 1}, { offset: 1, limit: 3}, function(err,verses) {
      if (!err) {
        console.log(verses);
      }
    });
    
    [
      { chapter: 1,
        verse: 1,
        ar: 'بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ' },
      { chapter: 1,
        verse: 2,
        ar: 'ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلْعَٰلَمِينَ' },
      { chapter: 1, verse: 3, ar: 'ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ' } 
    ]
    

    verses is an array of objects, and has additional info (chapter number, verse number).

    The second argument to select is optional.

    If you want to fetch multiple verses, not necessarily in sequence, use an array to specify this.

    quran.select({ chapter: 1, verse: [ 2, 4, 6 ]}, function(err,verses) {
      if (!err) {
        console.log(verses);
      }
    });
    
    [ { chapter: 1,
        verse: 2,
        ar: 'ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلْعَٰلَمِينَ'
      },
      { 
        chapter: 1, 
        verse: 4, 
        ar: 'مَٰلِكِ يَوْمِ ٱلدِّينِ' 
      },
      { chapter: 1,
        verse: 6,
        ar: 'ٱهْدِنَا ٱلصِّرَٰطَ ٱلْمُسْتَقِيمَ'
      } 
    ]
    
    

    Currently, only arabic text and english, hindi and urdu translations are supported, to limit package size. You can however, easily add translations to this package. Open an issue if you want to.

    To fetch both the arabic text and translation, set the language option to en.

    quran.select({ chapter: 1}, { offset: 1, limit: 3, language: 'en'}, function(err,verses) {
      if (!err) {
        console.log(verses);
      }
    });
    

    Similarly for hindi

    Code:
    quran.select({ chapter: 1}, { offset: 1, limit: 3, language: 'hi'}, function(err,verses) {
      if (!err) {
        console.log(verses);
      }
    });
    Output
    [ 
      { chapter: 1,
        verse: 1,
        ar: 'بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ',
        hi: 'अल्लाह के नाम से जो रहमान व रहीम है।',
        translator: 'hindi' },
      { chapter: 1,
        verse: 2,
        ar: 'ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلْعَٰلَمِينَ',
        hi: 'तारीफ़ अल्लाह ही के लिये है जो तमाम क़ायनात का रब है।',
        translator: 'hindi' },
      { chapter: 1,
        verse: 3,
        ar: 'ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ',
        hi: 'रहमान और रहीम है।',
        translator: 'hindi' } 
    ]
    

    Want multiple translations at once? Use an array when specifying language

    quran.select({ chapter: 1, verse: [ 2, 4, 6 ]}, 
                 { language: ['ur', 'en ] }, function(err,verses) {
      if (!err) {
        console.log(verses);
      }
    });
    
    [ { chapter: 1,
        verse: 2,
        ar: 'ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلْعَٰلَمِينَ',
        en: 'All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.',
        ur: 'ساری تعریف اللہ کے لئے ہے جو عالمین کا پالنے والا ہے'
      },
      { chapter: 1,
        verse: 4,
        ar: 'مَٰلِكِ يَوْمِ ٱلدِّينِ',
        en: 'Master of the Day of Judgment.',
        ur: 'روزِقیامت کا مالک و مختار ہے' 
      },
      { chapter: 1,
        verse: 6,
        ar: 'ٱهْدِنَا ٱلصِّرَٰطَ ٱلْمُسْتَقِيمَ',
        en: 'Keep us on the right path.',
        ur: 'ہمیں سیدھے راستہ کی ہدایت فرماتا رہ' 
      } 
    ] 
    

    You can also fetch meta data about a chapter

    quran.chapter(1,function(err,info) {
      if (!err) {
        console.log(info);
      }
    });
    

    Or all the chapters, by omitting the optional argument

    quran.chapter(function(err,info) {
      if (!err) {
        console.log(info);
      }
    });
    
    

    To access by juz, for example, first 10 verses of juz 28, use this pattern

    quran.juz(28,function(err,j) {
      console.log(err || j[0]);
      if (!err) {
        quran.select({ chapter: j[0].surah }, { offset: j[0].ayah-1, limit: 10 }, function(err,verses) {
          console.log(err || verses);
        });
      }
    });
    

    To search in a translation, use the search API

    quran.search('en','islam',function(err,verses) {
      // verses is an array of verses matching 'islam'
    });
    

    See Also

    The npm module stores quran db as a sqlite database and exposes it via an API. With webSQL, it is possible to do the same for a pure javascript application, without requiring a server side component. That's the idea behind Quran browser. There is also a javascript version which pulls data from a google spreadsheet, and another one using firebase, which can be easily embedded on a website.

    Linting

    You can run eslint to check your code for best practices: http://eslint.org/. A local install of eslint as well as the the standard linting rule set is included as part of dev dependencies for this package and you can use the following convenient command to run the linter on all JavaScript files in this package:

    npm run lint

    Run Unit Tests

    Some basic tests are included, which are written using ava: https://github.com/avajs. Here's how you install ava:

    npm install -g ava

    Once you have ava, you can run the tests:

    npm test

    Credits

    This work is based on Quran Text and Translations made available by http://tanzil.net.

    Sites using this package

    http://duas.mobi/quran.

    To add yours, submit a pull request.

    Known Issues

    quran.select has some unsafe joins to fetch translations and can be abused. User should sanitise what is passed in as language options, or they could use quran.safe to wrap the calls (see test/select.js#FetchUnsupportedLanguage)

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    npm i quran

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