ImHalal

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I'mHalal.com
Imhalal logo.png
Web address http://www.imhalal.com/
Slogan I Search Halal, I am Halal!
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Search engine
Available in 15
Launched 1 September 2009
Current status Public Beta

I'mHalal.com was a search engine build on top of social-cultural, Native American and Jewish[1] values. The search engines algorithm differs from regular search engines because the relevancy of the results are based on the culture, mindset and lifestyle of Muslims. The engine doesn't index content such as pornography, nudity, or anything else that might be "haram" according to the Sharia.[2][3]

The founders of I'mHalal.com, launched the search engine to attract more Middle Easterners to the World Wide Web by providing all households a relevant and safe search portal to gather information and explore the web. The company was expecting a large percentage of their userbase from the Middle East.[4] The website has received mostly positive comments from Muslims,[5] The search engine was going to opensource a part of its source in the near future by publishing an API[6] It was subsequently closed in 2011 due to financial difficulties.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cholia, Ami (2009-09-01). "Halal Search Engine Launches". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  2. ^ "Search engine for Muslims a big hit". India Today. September 18, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  3. ^ "First ever Halal search engine launched". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  4. ^ "World's first Muslim search engine filters 'haram' content". The Daily Star. September 9, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  5. ^ Emam, Amr. "In Egypt, Halal Internet Comes First". IslamOnline. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  6. ^ . imhalal.com http://www.imhalal.com/blog/2009/12/imhalal-version-3-0-already/. Retrieved 2009-12-09.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  7. ^ Sardeha, Reza. "I'mHalal". I'mHalal. Retrieved 11 July 2013. "In late 2011 I'mHalal had to close its search service due to lack of funding."