Pakistani Develops Quran Search Engine in Urdu

Zahid Hussain, an IT professional from Pakistan has developed a search engine/directory software for the Holy Quran, which can display topic based results from Holy Quran.

It’s not that search engine for Holy Quran were not available before, but special feature that Zahid Hussain brought is that you can search for any topic or subject in the Holy Quran in four languages

  • English,
  • Arabic,
  • Urdu and
  • Roman Urdu).

Earlier versions of Search Engine for Holy Quran (easily available online) support mainly the English and Arabic languages.

Roman Urdu is what most of us use in normal text messages so the effort to make the Quran more accessible is commendable.

The way it works is that suppose you want to know what the Quran says about a particular topic, say “صبر”. You can either type it in Urdu, type “Patience” in English or “Sabar” in Roman Urdu.

The software will then tell you how many times it appears in the Quran and where it appears. All translations are provided along with the original ayat.


Zahid completed this software after working on it for one and a half years and is providing it free of cost. You can donate for his efforts and help with future projects; his homepage provides details for that.

Other projects he’s currently working on and plans to release are Search Hadees Engine, Search Tafseer-e-Quran, Search Quran-o-Hadees website and Search Quran-o-Hadees Mobile software.

He maintains a blog which can be found at:

The software itself can be downloaded from:

He has also appeared on multiple television channels to promote the software and here’s a clip of him talking about the software on the “Aaj Kamran ke sath” show.

Read this article in Urdu

Talal is a Director at ProPakistani. Reach out at [email protected]

  • Hanan

    Good Job… May Allah blessed him.

  • Sayed M Raza

    Well Done Mr. Zahid.


  • Xahid

    Its a Great Job, specially in Urdu Language, The software is easy to use, and very fast !
    I am glad some one did it in Urdu, it was missing from very start of Computer era in Pakistan,
    Thanks to Mr. Zahid Hussain.
    Jazzak Allah Khair :)

  • Saad Omer is working much earlier than this, and is a more comprehensive portal than this. Built by a team in Lahore…

    • Xahid is just a copy vevsion of ! except, both of these web sites are Online verison of Quran, and Mr. Zahid Hussain created offline version with Search capabilities, both are entirely different in term of usage !

      • Muhammad Faisal

        Hey Frns Assalamo Alaikum,

        Please dont argue on this topic who did this first… jst appreciate the effort of Mr. Zahid Hussain… He did a great job not only for Islam n Muslims but also for Non Muslims…

        JazakALLAH…May ALLAH bless him and his family

    • More over the unique feature offered by Zahid Hussain is the ROMAN URDU. Which is not available on these websites.

  • It is a great software and I was thinking to write a post on it. You did it first that’s great.

  • Suhaib Malik

    Great job. May Allah bless you

  • JazakAllah Brother…

  • Mani


  • zain

    i downloaded it but when i try to open file “open with ” options opens. what should i do ??

    • Ali

      Zain unzip it. Its compressed.

  • Urdu Wazaif

    Mahah Allah. God give him reward.

  • Its Great, Thanks a lot

  • Bilal Sohail

    very old news…
    check complete info with video…of zahid hussain…

  • rind

    JazakAllah Bahi great work done

  • hammad

    its not working…
    i can’t download this software…
    can anyone help me, to get this software…?

  • Nauman Afzal

    Superb, so impressive

  • Awais Awan

    Very nice effort!

  • Nadeem Ahmed

    masha ALLAH – jazak ALLAH

  • MashAllah , Awesome.. Pakistani Did it AgaiN !! Go Go Greeeeen !!

  • Bilal Sarwari

    great work done by Zahid Hussain, May Allah reward him and give him success in all of his upcoming plans,

  • Muhammad Nadeem


    great works for umma dear Mr. Zahid.

    jazak ALLAH

    Muhammad NAdeem
    [email protected]

  • has online n offline search engine.. they providing free cds of software as well internationally for few years. this effort has not been brought up to media. its first unicode software both online n offline.
    jazakallah for zahid

  • Zakeen ahmad

    Great work mr.zahid allah reward u.but i need mobile version?

  • salam to all!

    sab se pehly mr.zahid k liye dua hai k Allah karim unhain jazaye khair ata karye.

    phir ye k is tarha k or is se behtr bahoot se softwares hain, aik ap k sath share karna chahoon ga zaroor mulahaza farmaye ga, is software mein Qur’an e Karim k Arabic matan, Urdu translation or Urdu/English commentary (tafsir) mein search ki ja sakti hai sath hi sath audio ki facility b mozood hai tilawat sunnany k liye. ye raha us software ka link:

  • A great effort may Allah bless the person for his efforts who made this to come true….


  • M. Shariq SHaikh

    Great Brother…JazakAllah.

  • very nice effort, yet another example of how talented Pakistani youth is.

  • Abid

    nice effort

  • Aftab

    I download his version, great work but has many probles in installing. And very badly arranged windows no zoom view no changeable fonts.
    Khazain-ul-Hidayat and Quran Explorer are excellent if no need of roman English.

  • Excellent effort man, thats a great service to Islam. May Allah give opportunity to other IT developers to come forward and create software that will help spreading and understanding Islam.

  • Xainab Mirza

    Wonderful! You have done a good service for the faithfuls.

  • Murtaza

    Is this app available for Android?

  • Really Really Great Work Man. I appreciate your efforts and keep it up. InshAllah I will donate you as much as I can

  • nasir

    i dnt know how to get this software.anyone help me this number 03345148203

  • Nicely done.. another Quran related software with value.

  • Hammad Ahmad

    Great work done by Mr.zahid hussain. May ALLAH ALMIGHTY show HIS uncouter blessings on him.

  • moazzam

    if anyone has difficulty to download this software than email me ([email protected]).I will send him.

  • Fizan

    ALLAH Tala ap ke icc kusis ko kamiyab karay Amin. Gr8 Work….

  • brigt

    noorehidayat has already done this job before 2005, they are distributing their software cd free of cost and also with free shipping in Pakistan. Currently Noorehidayat Version 1.1 is available free from their website at and market. So this statement is not correct that the developer of this software done this job first time in Pakistan. It also indicate the miss credibility of Geo news.

  • Basharat ali awan

    Subhan allah,
    Allah Zahid sb ko es ka agar da es duniya mai or
    akrat mai

  • Aftab Khattak

    zabardast..nice work.
    Allah Apko Iska Ajar de.Ameen.

  • samina

    good,excellent may GOD bless you.

  • khadija

    good job ,May Allah bless u

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  • Ghauri

    Dear Brothers and Sisters
    Assalom O Alakum

    I am working on a unique way of associating Qur’anic sciences with the Information, Computer and digitized communication technologies (known as ICT). It is a non-commercial test website. The address is;

    I need your guidance to improve it.

    You can use this website to learn both “Information Technology” and “Quranic Sciences”


    • Bilal Sohial

      MASHALLAH very impressive and unique idEa..

  • muneeb

    i want a cd in quran shareef in urdu translate…

  • naveed khan

    asalam ualikum bai allah af ko our ziada elem naseb farmae .flezzz af hamin hadees and quran search engine urdo softwer send kara sokia

  • Assalam-o-alykum
    Thanks Zahid bhai aap ne Hafiz quran jo hazrat hen un ke lye kafi asani kardi he or aap ki tareef kis mun se karen hamare pas alfaz nhin hen aalah taala aapko is ka ajar ata farmai aameen: jo kam aapne kya he is poori dunya me koi sani nahin he hame aap par buhat fakhar he.thank you

  • Ahtisham

    Phone No:03445723108
    i am Ahisham khalid
    From Rawalpind
    I have the Zahid Hussain Cds
    any one want to get contact me

    • Khalid

      Any one can tell the site for down laod, file is removed from this site , I need this Quran software copy
      Jazak Allah

    • Saleem Loya

      My Name is Saleem Loya

      Please Send me, or help i am really interested…

      Please make sure you can provide me Quran & Hadees.. Both Please


      email: [email protected]

  • muneeb

    Great job….i want a cd….

  • Jamil is working much earlier than this, and is a more comprehensive portal than this. Built by a team of Cleantouch

  • Jamil

    Free Download Cleantouch Quran Search Engine Software:

    Unicode based Arabic Text of Al-Qur’an-e-Majeed in Indo-Pak Script (Barr-e-Sagheree Rasam-ul-Khat) with all signs, exactly as they are in manuscripts

    Unicode based Arabic Text of Al-Qur’an-e-Majeed in Uthmani Script with all signs, exactly as they are in manuscripts

    Kanzuliman: Most authentic & accurate, idiomatical translation of Al-Quran in Urdu Language by “Imam-e-Ahlesunnat, reviver of Islam & respectful scholar Aala-Hazrat As-Shah Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi”

    English Translation of Kanzuliman by Mr. Shah Farid-ul-Haq

    English Transliteration of Al-Qur’an

    Khazain-ul-Irfan: Comprehensive Annotation of Kanzuliman and authentic & concise commentary of Al-Qur’an in Urdu Language by “the inspiration of many scholars Hazrat Naeem-ud-Deen Muradabadi”

    Other Qur’anic Books include includes Tafseer Al-Jalalayn & Tafseer Ibn-Kathir (Arabic)

    Smart Search Engine that try observing your expectation from your written text and give comprehensive result for your search string from all available or selected books

    Carefully calculated, verifiable & detailed words, letters & other signs counting system

    Recitation of Al-Qur’an-e-Majeed in the most listening voice of Qari Abdul Basit Abdul Samad

    Another beautifully recitation of Al-Qur’an-e-Majeed in the voice of Qari Abu Bakar As-Shatri

    Audio of Urdu Translation Kanzuliman

    Built-in Audio Station to listen Al-Qur’an & Urdu Translation with different options

    Fonts, Views, Skins customization

    User can add more Qur’anic Books using Add-on feature

    Quick reference look up (jump to) (e.g. 110.2)

    Different options to navigate through Al-Qur’an-e-Majeed

    Statical List of Surah (Chapter), Parah (Parts)& Many more including Bookmark & List of Sajda Ayats,

  • fysisoft

    MashAllah….Thats great… I was looking for it.. Thanks for Sharing

  • imzi

    please any one give me link to download search quran software by honest zahid from pakistan

  • imzi

    dear brothers

    anyone have cd or downlead link for honestzahid software please reply me by e-mail

    thanks ([email protected])

  • Rizwan

    Dear Brother,

    please check this link, I think this software is better than other software. pleas review it


  • islam ul haq(pasha)


  • fahad

    I downloaded the quran o hadees search engine v3.1.0 and followed the instructions given in the readme file for installation. But after installation every time i run the Search Quran exe file i get the error that WinSearch Quran haas stopped working. I have windows vista business sp2 and I have tried both the xp version and windows 7 version as well and the result is same. Please see the attachment for the error.

    I request everyone to kindly guide me how can I make it run properly ?

  • fayyaz ahmed

    my family wish you best luck good,excellent may GOD bless you.
    c.m.fayyaz ahmed

  • shahid iqbal

    nice work bhai.God bless you

  • farhan

    sir yeh kaisey download kruo kuch b smjh ni a raha ha

  • nayab

    Assalam o elekum Zahid bhai ALLAH ap ko jaza e khair de itna bara kam krne per aur blund durjat atta femaye. Zahid bhai me ne boht koshis ki lekin ap ka software mujh se download nahi ho raha pata nahi kia waja he . kia ap ke search engine ki CD bazar me dustyab he jo ham kharid ke instal kr lain. plz reply must on my mail address.
    ALLAH ap ko aur kamyabian de .

  • agr kisi bahi k pas link hy toh wo mjy plz mail kr daye thnx
    e mail :[email protected]

  • Abdulhadi

    Sir apka blog suspend ho chuka hai mujhe ye software chahiye plz agar apke pas ho to mujhe send kare allah apko ajar dega. [email protected]

  • Baجwa

    Download the Search_Quran software from this link

  • S,Khan

    Where is the Software is it Available or just Fooling around predicting beeing a Pakistani..

  • Muhammad Adeel Khan

    File are removed on this link, do u have another link to downlaod, please email [email protected]

  • ijaz


  • usaid

    deleted link….plz give other link so that we can download

  • Safi ullah

    this file is not available…where can i find it????

  • Muhammad Waseem Ur Rehman Khan

    I have this Software but now i have not please some body give me this
    My Name is: Muhammad Waseem Ur Rehman Khan
    E-Mail: [email protected] Cell# 0333-8031121

  • Numair


  • Hussain Haider

    from where i can get this quran translation soft ware