Muslim search engine: Halalgoogling

Seeking to satisfy the needs of the Muslim users, the search engine blocks web content deemed “haram” or forbidden in Islam by using its own custom filters.

Muslim search engine: Halalgoogling

World Bulletin / News Desk

Pakistan IT experts have launched a new search engine that blocks forbidden content as per Islamic law to allow Muslims a safe surfing on the internet.

“The search engine Halalgoogling is an alternative for the existing search engines that don’t satisfy the needs of the Muslims,” a statement on the blog says.

“Halalgoogling is designed to respect the Muslim Culture.”

The blog noted that that 'Halalgoogling' gives results from leading search engines such as Google and Bing.

Seeking to satisfy the needs of the Muslim users, the search engine blocks web content deemed “haram” or forbidden in Islam by using its own custom filters.

Dubbed the “Haram Filtering System,” it claims to block content based on general category filtering and forbidden sites on a “black list.”

It also sifts through links and a list of “haram keywords,” which cannot be used to search on the website.

Searches for terms like “porn,” “Playboy,” “pictures of Mohammad,” and “resurrection of Jesus ” yield no results other than a message reading, “No results found or you have searched Haram (forbidden) content.”

Last Mod: 22 Temmuz 2013, 16:54
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