Frequently Asked Questions
We’re here to help.
What is more correct — audiobook or audio book?
Industry professionals and regular end users both refer to this type of media as “audiobook”, not “audio book”. The Audio Publishers Association (APA) and AudioFile Magazine both use the word audiobook. … The word word “audiobook” is also found spelt as a single word in English dictionaries.
How can I play the audiobooks on my device?
The audiobooks available on our website can be played on any device, computer, phone or tablet as long as you are using a supported browser like Mozilla Firefox, Brave or Google Chrome and have an active internet connection.
You do not need any special software besides any of the above supported browsers. Just ensure that you are running the latest version of your browser.
HELP! None of the audiobooks work!
Our website uses certain modern technologies (for speed, reliability and security) that may not be supported on some devices. On Apple iPhones and iPads, Apple forces all browsers including Firefox and Chrome to use its WebKit engine which fails to support many modern web standards. Also, in some old iPads and Android tablets for instance, neither Apple nor Google might provide up-to-date versions of their web browsers, Safari and Chrome respectively. In such cases, you can still enjoy all or most of our Islamic audiobooks through the following methods:
- Subscribe to our Odysee and YouTube channels which have most of our audiobooks.
- Use the apps of our distribution partners such as Google Play Books, Apple Books, Kobo, Nook, Scribd, Audible, etc. on which our audiobooks should be available. These exclude audiobooks distributed/hosted by Islamic Audiobooks Central which were not published by us.
- Recommend the audiobooks to your library to enjoy them on apps like Libby from Overdrive.
- If you are on an older Android device, try the Firefox browser as it may still be getting updates.
- Feel free to contact us with a screenshot about any issues you’re having and we’ll help you solve them inshaaAllaah.
Can hearing-impaired listeners benefit from audiobooks?
It is possible for certain types of hearing-impaired listeners to enjoy our audiobooks. For instance, listeners have told us that for those suffering from tinnitus or having impairment that is upstream of the Cohclea, bone conduction headphones may be quite effective.
This is neither medical advice nor a product promotion/affiliate link. Please consult a qualified medical professional and do your own research.
Why aren't all of the audiobooks free on this website?
While most of our content has been made freely accessible on our website (and we plan to keep it that way), we may need to sell select titles for a number of reasons:
- the Rights Holder(s) of those books may have only permitted us to sell those audiobooks, not give them away for free.
- we may need to recuperate our costs in order to finance new audiobooks and make the project sustainable inshaaAllaah.
Who is behind this project?
The main people behind Islamic Audiobooks Central are a husband and wife team ❤️ both of who have degrees in Islamic Studies from well-known Islamic universities and teach at their local masjids. They are assisted by a few volunteers and two paid professionals.
The project is crowdfunded by donations from people like you.