Tuesday, May 12, 2009


The Sabily team is proud to announce the release of latest Ubuntu Muslim Edition now known as Sabily 9.04, codename "Taibah". Sabily 9.04 is available as a Live DVD (so you can test it without installing anything on your computer), with 3 versions:
  • Small version (935 MB): contains the main Sabily packages (artwork, islamic applications) and Arabic support
  • Full version (1.4 GB): same as above plus multimedia, education and miscellaneous packages (see the full list here:
  • Full version with recitations (2.8 GB): same as above plus Quran recitations provided by Muhammad Siddeeq al-Minshawi, Huzify, Sa’ad al-Ghamadi and Mishary Rashed Alafasy. Note: this version is useful if you are not connected to the Internet (all Sabily versions provide online recitations)
A CD (184 MB) containing the Sabily packages is also available if you want to convert a standard Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) installation to Sabily.

What's new in this release:
  1. "hijra" application: Hijri Islamic Calendar tray applet
  2. mus-haf Othman application : Othman Quran Browser which displays Quranic text in Othmani script style
  3. What's changed:
  4. new distro name ("Sabily") and all artwork updated to use this name (new usplash, gdm theme, gdm login screen)
  5. Thwab can now open Shamela books
Main features:
  1. Parental control tool installed (WebStrict)
  2. Zekr 0.7.2 (Quran study tool), able to play Quran recitations
  3. Prayer times apps: Minbar and Firefox 'Pray Times' add-on
  4. Thwab (encyclopaedia)
  5. Custom artwork: usplash, login screen, Islamic wallpapers and theme.
  6. Full support for Arabic language.
  7. The full version of the DVD contains multimedia, educational and many other useful software
Download Sabily 9.04 here.

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