Shemaroo Entertainment launches Islamic app ‘Ibaadat’

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor


On the auspicious occasion of Ramadan, Shemaroo Entertainment Limited launched an Islamic devotional app ‘Ibaadat’ in association with Chsihty Foundation. The all – inclusive app will be a one-stop shop for all the devotional and religious needs and will provide a digital alternative to people for connecting with their faith. The launch occasion was graced by the popular television actress Hina Khan, who looked resplendent in green along with Haji Syed Salman Chishty, Gaddi Nahsin – Dargah Sharif, Ajmer and Chairman of Chishty Foundation.

Shemaroo is one of the leading players in the devotional category and caters to people from different faith and beliefs with its unique services across mediums like mobile, DTH and digital. The new, immersive and interactive mobile app ‘Ibaadat’ aims to remove geographical barriers and give an unprecedented divine and sacred experience directly to the followers of Islam, right on their fingertips. The app hosts a mix of diverse content and first-of-its-kind services which include online Ziyarat from Ajmer Sharif and from the holy land of Mecca Madina, Mannat services, online donations, chaddar and flower contributions at some of the most revered mosques across the country. The app also serves as a platform for people to purchase devotional products and services that are highly utilized by the believers of Islam. It will also provide an updated Islamic calendar for people who are always on the move.

Commenting on the launch of the Ibaadat app, Hiren Gada – CEO, Shemaroo Entertainment Limited said, “We believe in creating services that benefit the digital audience and are proud to be a leading player in the devotional category for many years. Ibaadat, as an app caters to the believers of Islam and gives access to an authentic devotional experience. With our strong library of devotional and spiritual content, we would empower the app experience overall and hope that this technology helps our users get an almost real life experience. It’s an honour for us to associate with the Chishty foundation for the most unique feature on the app, which is live feed from Ajmer Sharif. ”

Haji Syed Salman Chishty, Chairman – Chishty Foundation added, “This blessed evening of Ramazan marks the launch of Ibaadat a devotional Islamic app. Chishty Foundation Ajmer Sharif has been working towards taking the message of Ajmer Sharif – India to all corners of the world. Taking forward the same intent of serving mankind we have collaborated with Shemaroo Entertainment, the leader in content distribution and aggregation in the country to bring to the people a 24/7 real time live streaming of Dargah Ajmer Sharif. It’s a unique and one of its kind service and we couldn’t have thought of a better partner than Shemaroo, whose expertise will help us achieve our aim of taking the sacred message from the shrine to everybody around the world.”

Leading television actor Hina Khan who unveiled the product shared, “As an actor I have a really tight schedule and have to keep up with a lot of professional commitments which cuts down on my personal time. Ibaadat is such a wonderful blessing and I am absolutely honoured to associate with Shemaroo for the launch of this app. It will power an engaging devotional experience for many and that too at one’s own convenience. I was delighted with the authentic live feed experience and almost felt being present at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah.”