Rival ‘Islamic’ social media site calls for Facebook boycott

Published: February 5, 2012

Millat facebook attempts to challenge Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook which is planning for a $5bn IPO.

LAHORE: 

The creators of a locally-based, ‘Islamic’ social networking website launched in 2010 have called on Muslims to delete their accounts on the “blasphemous” Facebook and switch to Millat Facebook.

Speaking at a conference on the topic ‘Blasphemy by Facebook and Role of Muslim Youth in Social Media’, MFB founder and CEO Umar Zaheer Mir said that world’s biggest social networking website had hurt millions of Muslims when it hosted a competition of blasphemous drawings in 2010.

Mir said that all Muslims should delete their Facebook accounts and switch to MFB to strengthen Islam and guard the Holy Prophet’s (peace be upon him) honour. This suggestion was later endorsed by the participants at the conference in the form of a resolution, which also demanded that the government ban all websites that offended religious sentiments.

Mir said Muslims were not against the use of modern technology, but against its misuse. He said liberty did not mean having the freedom to hurt others’ feelings. He said they had launched MFP just two days after the Lahore High Court had temporarily banned Facebook in 2010.

Asked why he was accusing Facebook of blasphemy now when the site had not hosted blasphemous caricatures and almost two years after the competition, Mir told The Express Tribune that their opposition to the website would continue.

“First, it is almost Eid Miladun Nabi. Secondly, Facebook is about to launch its initial public offering (IPO) soon and we want to send them a message, that we will be there at every step to counter it,” he said.

He said MFB had registered 300,000 users within 10 days of launching and now had 500,000 users. “MFB has more features than Facebook. All Muslims should not only use it but also delete their accounts on Facebook,” he said, adding that MFB was a non-commercial website dedicated to Islam. “We are spending about Rs3.5 million per annum running the site but we are not taking donations or hosting ads,” he said.

He said MFB was being supported by Global IT Vision, a software house and IT consultancy. Global IT Vision was behind recent advertisement campaigns for Tehreek-i-Insaf in which residents of Lahore and Karachi received voice messages from Imran Khan inviting them to party rallies.

Other prominent participants in the conference included Advocate Waleed Iqbal, son of Dr Javed Iqbal, PTI Secretary General Ijaz Chaudhry, Mufti Muhammad Khan Qadri, Vice Admiral (r) Javed Iqbal and Advocate Muhammad Azhar Siddique.

Mufti Qadri said the linking of Islam with terrorism and extremism was a conspiracy against a peaceful religion. He said Facebook had deliberately provoked Muslims by hosting the blasphemous caricatures competition. He said the United Nations should take action against Facebook.

Advocate Iqbal said he was in favour of the use of modern technology, but within limits.

Ijaz Chaudhry said Muslims should play their role to protect the Holy Prophet’s (pbuh) honour. He said all political parties should contribute in this regard. He appreciated MFB and its team.

Siddique said Facebook had hurt millions of Muslims by declaring blasphemy as allowed under the right to freedom of expression.

On May 19, 2010, the LHC banned Facebook from being accessed in Pakistan, after Siddique filed a petition accusing it of hosting the blasphemous caricatures competition. MFB was launched on May 25, 2010. Five days later, the ban on Facebook was lifted. The site had over six million registered users in Pakistan as of February 2012.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 5th, 2012.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly mentioned Waleed Iqbal as Dr Javed Iqbal’s grandson. The error has been rectified. 

Reader Comments (108)

  • Farhan
    Feb 5, 2012 - 5:47AM

    Someone tell this guy he doesn’t have the money or the code to run a website with even few hundred thousand users.

    And also please ask him what Islam says regarding lying. He does that right on his homepage

    “Millatfacebook – MFB – Meet Over 1.6 Billion Muslims and Peaceful people helps you connect and share with the people in your life.” Facebook has 800 Million users so millatfacebook is bigger?

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  • Feb 5, 2012 - 5:56AM

    Why facebook only?? We should also boycott google, boycott youtube, boycott wikipedia, boycott everything which connects us with the world.
    Actually, the whole world has become a blasphemous place.
    Let’s go to the caves and live a peaceful life there.

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  • Aarvey,india
    Feb 5, 2012 - 7:49AM

    Have you requested mumtaz Quadri to be part of MFB?

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  • Feb 5, 2012 - 10:41AM

    Dear Mr Mir,

    Your product Millat Facebook is just a rubbish clone of Facebook, there are many such sites available on the internet. There is nothing innovative, nothing original about it.

    Now having said that I would like request you to stop playing ‘the religious card” to attract users. Calling Facebook anti Islamic would not help you much and you guys should realize this by now. You should give need to your own stats. You added 200000 users in the first 10 days of your launch and then in next two complete years just added 300000 users, that’s a failure.

    Now I suggest either you make your own Google, Twitter and Microsoft for Muslims or just stop fooling people by preaching Islamic mantra of your MFB.

    No offence.
    :)

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  • Feb 5, 2012 - 11:12AM

    I will say STAY THERE and KEEP Raising UR VOICE, One should never leave the ground if someone annoys, FIGHT for the Right

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  • Patriotic
    Feb 5, 2012 - 11:20AM

    and yet they steal Fb’s name, ideas and creativity :P
    isn’t stealing and plagiarizing un-Islamic? seriously, why is this even news?

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  • Feb 5, 2012 - 11:28AM

    It’s strange you would nto go to a shop who puts vulgar pics of your parents on its door even if its next door to you you would boycott it and takes all steps to bring it down than isProphet pbuh not even as dear to you as your parents?

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  • Amir
    Feb 5, 2012 - 11:48AM

    Millat-Facebook is an embarrassment for the entire internet.

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  • Milestogo
    Feb 5, 2012 - 11:48AM

    So if someone says his god is the only true god and rest all are false – does that count hurting the feelings of Muslims?

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  • Madara
    Feb 5, 2012 - 11:53AM

    Mega Facepalm

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  • Asim Hameed
    Feb 5, 2012 - 12:08PM

    whats your guarentee to no explicit stuff ???

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  • Sky
    Feb 5, 2012 - 12:10PM

    Flop idea and stop using religion card.

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  • Feb 5, 2012 - 12:16PM

    I salute MFB team and would say shame on liberal fasci*ts who cannot do anything themselves and discourage others and are so foolish that cannot understand that “for 1.6 Billion” does NOT mean 1.6 Billion are already there but would be soon
    InshAllah

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  • ahmed
    Feb 5, 2012 - 12:30PM

    Peaceful? lol :D

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  • Rehan
    Feb 5, 2012 - 12:33PM

    I think this guy has also Facebook account or will have in near future…I remembered when fb was banned and some of my colleagues and relatives deleted their account that time, now re-activated their accounts, when I asked about it they cant reply and same thing was happened telenor as well..When some Norway newspaper published blasphemy cartoons and people started to boycott it…Now most of those people have telenor connections…Its simply shows the hypocritical of our society.

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  • Afaaq
    Feb 5, 2012 - 12:39PM

    Facebook provides users with the opportunity to express their true feelings and thoughts. It is used by upto a billion users. There will be some crack heads in that number too, but the goal isn’t to run away scared but to counter those with your beliefs and thoughts with discussions and enlightenment. Ussing religion to sell your product is a very sad thing to do. There are many morally Ill things on the net. Does that mean we stop using the Internet? The logic behind your product might appeal to the average extremist, but many of us have friends who are not Muslims too. They are good sensible god loving people. Learn to respect others and you will be respected too ..

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  • Congorilla
    Feb 5, 2012 - 12:43PM

    I think its a good idea. It may just take the zealots out of facebook and thereby make facebook a better place for the rest of us,

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  • Feb 5, 2012 - 12:44PM

    No he deleted his account on the day facebuk supported attacks on Propht pbuh Not everyone is for sale or like you rehan baba

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  • xzy
    Feb 5, 2012 - 12:49PM

    @Atif:
    That’s like saying Holy Quran should not be printed on paper because The Satanic Verses was also printed on paper.

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  • antanu g
    Feb 5, 2012 - 12:54PM

    nothing wrong with anew site…but reason given for its creation is absurd….cant both exist together? and what is wrong with face book? you can not simply go on bycotting each and every medium

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  • fairhope
    Feb 5, 2012 - 12:55PM

    Title too cheesy ….Did’nt read it ….. Walked on

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  • Feb 5, 2012 - 1:00PM

    xzy if u are muslim u need to study Islam again if u are not again the same to understand. Why ridiculing court is punishable? to maintain order in society similar is the case here that fb SUPPORTED in its interviews the ridicule of prophet pbuh while deleting accounts questioning holocaust HYPOCRISY? Coz they see appologists like some commenting here

    A silent majority is with MFB as no other network by Muslims ever could get half million users & to another fb troll FB only had 8500 users is 2 years ;) with all its cia backing and funding so praise these guys for the effort checkout MFB it has evolved & now up for almost 2 years

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  • MUNIB
    Feb 5, 2012 - 1:25PM

    hahahaha this is so funny . . . they are teaching ISLAM by stealing ideas from others hahhahaha

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  • Feb 5, 2012 - 1:27PM

    I wholly support this initiative. Fundamentalists of every religion should have their own Facebooks and quit bugging people who like the diversity, even if it means the occasional offense. Highly recommend for ALL fundies. Now go, network there, and be sure to cancel your Facebook Account. Thank you.

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  • Qasim Ahmad Ilyas
    Feb 5, 2012 - 1:28PM

    I do not think so that we should build new facebook looking same as facebook is.

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  • Irfan
    Feb 5, 2012 - 1:57PM

    Waleed iqbal is son of javed iqbal, nof grandson

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  • riz
    Feb 5, 2012 - 2:08PM

    Its such a funny concept. Why just invent a new facebook & get away… Please invent a new micro processor & operating system too…. or stop using these…

    We should to accept that we as muslims have done nothing for technology during the last 3 centuries.

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  • Feb 5, 2012 - 2:16PM

    Afaaq fb does not provide any free platform it is a biased platform try questioning Holocaust or praising hitler and u will be kicked out Alas wish our pseudo liberals would be more confident in themselves and their identity

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  • Feb 5, 2012 - 2:32PM

    This is good. On this exclusively for muslims site we peaceful people can openly abuse and make fun of other religions… sounds interesting..i will create one account.

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  • asim
    Feb 5, 2012 - 2:41PM

    If we look purely from a security point of view, it gives the US government under the patriot act , access to all the profiles of every single user on facebook.
    This is probably the biggest intelligence tool in the world, that is hosted on a us company.

    It for this reason I am for people to stop relying on facebook and switch to other social networks that are not us based.

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  • American Pakistani
    Feb 5, 2012 - 2:57PM

    This is a joke. Everything about this website and it’s creators shout cliches. Seriously, why is this even a news?

    And for record, if the entire percentage of Pakistanis who have access to computers stop using fb, it would not put even a tiny dent on it’s revenues (because fb rely on ads and Pakistanis don’t buy anything on the internet). And with fb gone public, Pakistan’s relevance to FB growth is almost negligible. Mir is clearly living in it’s own little world.

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  • Hamid
    Feb 5, 2012 - 3:07PM

    He shouldnt indulge Islam in a business. If he is doing a business, I will make an account, and if he is better than facebook, I will stay.

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  • J
    Feb 5, 2012 - 3:13PM

    I have a feeling that Global IT Vision is secretly controlling the world.

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  • someone
    Feb 5, 2012 - 3:24PM

    Lets go to MillatFB aka Millat Matrimonial Services. They even let you share recipes with each other. This is so much better than the stupid Facebook. And why just restrict MillatFB to Muslims, i say lets invite everyone globally and make FB cry like a baby and they will succumb to our knees. Who knows one day MillatFB will accommodate a small company like facebook in its wings.

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  • Hassan Naqvi
    Feb 5, 2012 - 3:26PM

    First of all, If you want to counter facebook than better to come up with such innovation, technology and theme that facebook is not offering to its users and then market it with a solid name (no need to use facebook as a suffix).

    It is that only way that can convince the people to come to your website.

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  • Anum
    Feb 5, 2012 - 3:26PM

    Haan. Stealing ideas to cash in on the usage by potential 1.6 billion muslims is indeed Halal. Come up with your own ideas, and stop trying to cash in on others.

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  • Feb 5, 2012 - 3:58PM

    It is so sad to see that people become defenders of Fasiqbook which told BBC and FOX that they support ridicule of Prophet Muhammad PBUH but deleted pages on hitler HYPOCRITES are they not? Fasiqbook owner Zuker Bonker stole the idea from his friends anyway and btw we should be proud of our boys showing they can compete on international level U cannot label BMW a copy if it has gearbox just like in Mercedes The basic platform is same but overall product is different and so is the brand got it Anum?

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  • ishaq
    Feb 5, 2012 - 4:14PM

    Millat or Militant Facebook?

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  • sunny
    Feb 5, 2012 - 5:05PM

    DOES FACEBOOK ANNOUNCED ANY SUCH COMPETITION??? Can somebody confirm it???
    If it was then as a simple but proud Muslim I would abondon Facebook and Salue to you for providing an alternate forum to senseful muslims in particular and common public in general.

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  • Feb 5, 2012 - 5:43PM

    Yes Sunny the competition is STILL GOING ON on FB and they did not remove the old vulgar and dirty CARICATURES to ridicule prophet pbuh Also fb gave public interviews to BBC & Fox saying they support this stupid act and deleted accounts questioning holocaust can u c HYPOCRISY?
    i too salute these guys for providing an alternate platform

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  • sunny
    Feb 5, 2012 - 6:02PM

    Its 12 Rabi ul Awwal eve, birthday and also death anniversary, of our beloved holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), what being a muslim we should do in this matter?? faithful muslims know better.

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  • Cautious
    Feb 5, 2012 - 6:06PM

    Why not boycott everything invented by the infidels — toss the computers, phones, refrigerators, electricity etc and spend the day praying.

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  • sunny
    Feb 5, 2012 - 6:28PM

    @Cautious:
    science and its beneficial application is blessing for human kind. However, if science clashes with the nature then it causes devastation. similarly, use of science to cause any harm or heart burning to any human being then this sorts of sceientific developments or inventions should be condemned. As the facebook causing heart buring for millions of Muslims then it should be condemned and abondoned if somebody feels so.

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  • u_too
    Feb 5, 2012 - 7:42PM

    Someone wants to be the next Mark Zuckerberg.

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  • American Desi
    Feb 5, 2012 - 7:50PM

    Really?! Should not it be renamed ‘Veil Book”?! Then you don’t have to release any site stats so no one can accuse of lying!

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  • zubi
    Feb 5, 2012 - 7:54PM

    From your name you sound like a Muslim but may be i am wrong.The biggest problem of Muslim these days is that they won’t even look at the products designed by their fellow Muslims and consider it a “clone” or a “failure”,it is surely the inferiority complex in their minds that make them think so!And if we look at the innovative part then nothing in this world is innovative it can’t be.As all the cars,machines or even search engines,their basic essence is same,their purpose is same and somehow their design is a bit same too so they all are clones and are noting is original,if I see under your concept.millatfacebook’s purpose of launching is just to avenge the ridicules event carried down by fb and that’s why many people and even now non Muslims are joining it as they do not support the partial behavior of fb’s admin.What a joke!!! as compared to fb’s earlier years millatfacebook is doing 100000 times better.Go and have a look at YOUR FACEBOOK earlier graphs it hardly had members until 2005 and it was launched in 1997.
    GOOGLE AND TWITTER never ridiculed Prophet Mohammad (Salla la ho alehi wasllam)so why to boycott them indeed its true mediocre minds do have a limited thinking.NO OFFENCE THOUGH!!!Recommend

  • azam
    Feb 5, 2012 - 8:06PM

    20 minute wasted just reading this article.Recommend

  • zubi
    Feb 5, 2012 - 8:10PM

    @ u too
    if someone wants to avenge the event launched by facebook ridiculing Prophet Mohammad salla-la-ho-aleh-i-wasllam so of course that person do not wants to be MARK ZUCKERBERG!Recommend

  • zubi
    Feb 5, 2012 - 8:16PM

    @ those who are saying to boycott everything
    indeed you people are blinded by your craze but people only boycotted facebook because it kept insulting our beloved Prophet Mohammad salla-la-ho-aleh-i-wasllam other sites are not doing so!they do delete the reported things not like facebook which keeps on supporting such blasphemous events which contradicts its own policy and guide lines.

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  • zubi
    Feb 5, 2012 - 8:23PM

    i hate facebook yukh!such a biased site!thumbs up!!!way to go mfb:):):):) MAY ALLAH BLESS YOU FOR THIS as the deed done for Allah’s sake can onky be rewarded by HIM as said in QURAN.

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  • Mansoor
    Feb 5, 2012 - 8:56PM

    This is a copycat no original ideas.. and 1.6 billions that a stupid lie……

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  • Illusionist
    Feb 5, 2012 - 9:15PM

    Hi My Muslim brothers and sisters,
    I agree with most that facebook sucks, their is media hype arroud facebook in Europe but truely our muslim social media sites are not that limited in their exposure. We in Scandinavia and Europe are proud of websites like http://www.muxlim.com. But in all this we have to remember that any site cant run just on one single good idea, muxlim.com closed down due to financial difficulties on other hand the revenue of Facebook is the best. if we muslims cant promote the websites which are our own creation then the fate is the same like muxlim.com . Mohhammed El Fatatry earn the presidential award for this innovation in Finland. We muslims are 1 billion in wolrd but sadly we dont promote our stuff, we scroll to western media sites but cant look the effort of our own.Please please support good works of our muslim media, today if we are posting comments greatly thankful to tribune.com.pk or dawn.com is purely we support their work, on comparison they might lack the touch western media has but still bravo they doing good job (tribune.com.pk & dawn.com).
    I met Mohhammed El Fatatry in Helsinki, his only grief was that he did not had enough advertisment like facebook, or others. Just imagine if tribune closes its web page one day, who we will blame it for answer is “WE”. We need promote them by advertisment, and so on.”QUOTE”
    Muxlim is the brainchild of Mohammed El-Fatatry who moved to Finland in 2004 from the United Arab Emirates. Since that time he’s become a symbol of the supposed success of Finland’s multicultural project. El-Fatatry isn’t giving up too many details as to why the project failed.
    “Unquote”AH.

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  • moonstone
    Feb 5, 2012 - 9:30PM

    love u mfb….doin grt job hats ov to d whole team whos been wrkn so hard day n night to bring dix grt platform togther

    n also vry touched by knowing d reasn behind creatn dix site…. its so pure n nice for d love of ALLAH n his messenger PROPHET MUHAMMAD (PBUH) honor

    my prayers wll b alwyx wid ya ppl ENSHALLAH u will goo really high n beat dat euu fb

    stay blessd

    peace…!!…

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  • Feb 5, 2012 - 9:56PM

    MFB and Umar dont lose heart We majority salutes you though we are silent normally There are and will always be people mentally enslaved by supposed supremacy of west who would do all to justify any wrong act of the west and downplay all efforts no matter how bold by our own.

    I love you guys for your love for the Prophet pbuh the site has gone bounds some people are so biased they cannot see the platform aims to unite 1.6 bl muslims and not claim yet Also it is the only network in net history to have half million users within 18 months despite severe hampering and best of all our p[roud pakistanis are funding it in the love of prophet pbuh i think it is high time we come forward and support them It is about providing a good alternate to fb which mfb did more than justice to

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  • .MUHAMMAD BILAL
    Feb 5, 2012 - 10:28PM

    FOR EVERY ONE MUSLIM.
    plaes did,nt use religion card. only Advantage for you,me,ya same people.

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  • USMANx
    Feb 5, 2012 - 10:47PM

    Facebook is a sort of a “soft power” for America. Each user is an asset in social media. Too much power lays in the hands of too few. This site could be a great alternative or power projection for Pakistan and the Islamic world.

    I just don’t like the premise of making it exclusive for Muslims. The better thing to do would be to make all-inclusive of all faiths but follows the spirit of Islam by not allowing any derogatory comments about ANY religion thus making it a safe family site for members of all faiths. Exclusivity only ensures your demise.

    This would show the good principle of Islam to all aside from the economic and influential benefits.
    Marketing the site in this manner may attract investment and resources.

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  • truthseeker
    Feb 5, 2012 - 11:05PM

    Pathetic.Pathetic.Pathetic.
    At least be original with your idea. Stealing name, logo and concept does not give you any credibility or authenticity. Surrounding yourself with Jahadist and religious zealots for feel good purpose is cheap publicity stunt. You should be ashamed, Mr. Mir, in bringing Holy Qur’an and Holy Prophet in your greedy scheme. You are living in a pond and severely lack rational judgement regarding reality in the REAL world. You will no doubt attract few like minded minions but will be in history’s trash soon.
    A word of advise for you Mr. Mir. Don’t quit your day job. Recommend

  • Feb 5, 2012 - 11:17PM

    @Amir
    Insulting the saviour of Humanity PBUH is all right,but if some one speaks against those(blasphemers) and does take practical step to counter them it is embarassment???

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  • Jojo
    Feb 6, 2012 - 1:38AM

    here’s the deal,

    I can trust Mark Zuckerburg to have and not misuse my personal data, pictures of my family and friend and needless blabber I want to say online but I DO NOT trust you. Your usage of religious card is enough for me to distrust you!Recommend

  • Multifarious
    Feb 6, 2012 - 2:08AM

    Just to remind everybody: this is the internet. Shouting about perceived injustice is a sure way to provoke undesirable attention. If this Umar Zaheer Mir keeps drawing attention in the way he does, you can bet your sweet behind MFB will be flooded in anti-islam propoganda and nudity and what not in no time…

    just saying…

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  • I Am
    Feb 6, 2012 - 2:26AM

    Go to Facebook, and search for “Islam” and you will find lots of groups/pages created by Muslims, for Muslims. The first 2 groups in the results of the search have a total of over 1million members. Does that mean that they are not real Muslims? Let’s not kid ourselves, Facebook is a great platform to promote any faith. But if creating a new one to have only Muslims on it makes you feel any better, then by all means go ahead.

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  • Feb 6, 2012 - 3:27AM

    this site is open to all mfb is following islamic principles but open to all and we all know fb share data with usa spy agencies so think about that too i would rather be on mfb

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  • usman786
    Feb 6, 2012 - 8:16AM

    I do not agree with most of u. Do we ve anything which is genuine? We are used to chappa culture since school/ college days.
    Give the boy a chance. Be Pakistani, buy Pakistani.
    If fb let’s jews make mockery of Islam, why shd v tolerate itRecommend

  • Doosam
    Feb 6, 2012 - 8:43AM

    300,000 users against Facebook’s 800,000,000 users does not make it a ‘rival’ exactly.

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  • Frantic
    Feb 6, 2012 - 10:19AM

    O’ cmon man…… How ironically ridiculous is this that we drag islam into everything. Never a muslim will think about elevating islam’s image through growing economically, ethically and socially…….. but they will find God’s or Phophet’s name written in every other thing.

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  • Feb 6, 2012 - 10:34AM

    @Amir:
    if fb insults the Prophet Peace be upon him,that is not shameful but because MFB is uniting Muslims and is against blasphemy that is wrong.
    strange!

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  • Saleem Khan
    Feb 6, 2012 - 10:43AM

    Why Ban Facebook? I dont know why we people are so conservative and narrow minded that on every thing…we says BAN this and that.

    If some one is so serious to ban all US or Europen things…then dears, you will starve to death. Whole technology, engineering capabilities, science, medicines and education system is developed by them..

    Why our society is so SICK. Why we can’t learn from good examples of others? Why we cant appreciate their innovations….You people on one side uses their products and technology and on other side says BAN this and that. Tell me…Did MILLAT FACEBOOK company is using its very own engineered SERVERS and INTERNET or taken from same US and launched it…so can make money. I can bet that Google, Facebook, Apple and many other international top brands will take care of your personal data…but people sitting behind this MILLAT kind of social medias will literally screw your every personal thing.

    Think dearsssss think. Be positive and develop yourself…with own idea and style. Not like MILLAT and then then adding same FACEBOOK name with it. What a COPYCATS we are. Shame.

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  • Feb 6, 2012 - 10:59AM

    @Amir:
    if fb supports the blasphemy and insults Prophet Peace be upon him thats all right but if MFB is uniting Musims thats embarrassment.
    strange!

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  • Feb 6, 2012 - 11:10AM

    @Anum:
    what ideas have they stolen?
    if creating a social network is stealing an idea,then twitter has also stolen the idea of fb.
    it seems you are talking with knowing truth ,MFB is very different from fb.
    Not only with respect to features but also with respect to purpose.

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  • Feb 6, 2012 - 11:17AM

    @American Pakistani:
    its not only about Pakistan,its about all Muslim countries.
    fb gets 47 percent revenues from Muslim countries AND in reward insults Prophet peace be upon him.
    It will damage them seriously if Muslims stop using fb.

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  • Feb 6, 2012 - 11:22AM

    @ishaq:
    Hating those who ridicule our Prophet is militancy???? Allama Iqbal and Quaid e Azam also supported and endorsed the action of ghazi illm din shaheed.
    were they militants???

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  • Mohammad Basharat Qureshi
    Feb 6, 2012 - 12:04PM

    My prayers are with team MFB , do not worry of what the people say, First they Criticize you, Then they realize you, finally they join you. Have patience Millatfb!

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  • Dakota
    Feb 6, 2012 - 12:04PM

    Facebook never rediculed our Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.W – its the user/users of Facebook who used for blasphemy.
    It is not mentioned in Quran and Hadith that switching to MFB will strengthen Islam and safeguard Muhammad S.A.W.W honor and dignity. This guy is emotionally blackmailing Muslims, to which we are always accustomed and using cheap ways to promote his site. He should better focus on some good Search Engine Optimization(SEO) techniques(which are 118 factors according to Google) and other marketing strategies to rank his site. How long we will use Islam for our personal greedy gains and dirty policitics.

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  • Dakota
    Feb 6, 2012 - 12:05PM

    Facebook never rediculed our Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.W – its the user/users of Facebook who used for blasphemy.
    It is not mentioned in Quran and Hadith that switching to MFB will strengthen Islam and safeguard Muhammad S.A.W.W honor and dignity. This guy is emotionally blackmailing Muslims, to which we are always accustomed and using cheap ways to promote his site. He should better focus on some good Search Engine Optimization(SEO) techniques(which are 118 factors according to Google) and other marketing strategies to rank his site. How long we will use Islam for our personal greedy gains and dirty policitics.Recommend

  • Feb 6, 2012 - 12:12PM

    @truthseeker:
    Shame on those who blaspheme Prophet peace be upon him and on those who advocate them!

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  • saleem
    Feb 6, 2012 - 12:43PM

    whatever happened to Mecca Cola …….

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  • I Am
    Feb 6, 2012 - 2:27PM

    @Momena 47% revenue from Muslim countries? Please where is the data for those statistics?

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  • Frantic
    Feb 6, 2012 - 2:40PM

    MFB = Militant FaceBook :P

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  • let there be peace
    Feb 6, 2012 - 4:39PM

    Its good that Muslim now officially have their own ‘virtual’ world; they anyway like to live in their ‘imaginary’ parallel universe with different values, different logic and different laws of physics than we poor earthlings.Recommend

  • zubi
    Feb 6, 2012 - 7:04PM

    @ Anum
    Go and have a look before you crack this joke that millatfacebook has stolen any idea hahhaha It has much more features than that crap facebook and the base of everything which is created for one purpose has to be same.It’s like you are saying i am not buying a certain perfume bottle because it stole the idea of another perfume company,as their purpose and looks will somehow be the same.So,for you it will be the “COPYRIGHT ISSUES”probably!

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  • zubi
    Feb 6, 2012 - 7:21PM

    @ Dakota
    My Muslim fellow,facebook did ridicule Prophet Mohammad salla-la-ho-aleh-i-wasllam.Yes you are right the users did organize a blasphemous competition of caricatures of Prophet salla-la-ho-aleh-i-wasllam(Nauzobillah)but according to FACEBOOK policy they should have deleted the page but they did not .In fact in one of interviews of MARK ZUCKERBERG(CEO OF THAT CRAP FACEBOOK) said that he would support that event!Where as any page with harsh speech or even a slight argument on hitter or Zionists would be deleted in mere seconds or even an insult to other religions would not be tolerated then why on earth is he attacking ISLAM is he mentally retarted?Being ceo of such a big site he should have shown some responsibility but now he really became the one who insulted our Islam & Prophet Mohammad salla-la-ho-aleh-i-wasllam ,& Muslims can bear anything but not this!And yes i would advise you not to judge other’s intentions as only ALLAH alone knows what is in the hearts of others so before pointing out others at least have a look at yourself :)

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  • zubi
    Feb 6, 2012 - 7:31PM

    @ let there be peace

    If giving rights to women,if declaring men and women are equal,if telling everyone(be it rich or poor) is equal,if helping poor and weak by charity and other means,if defending your religion(in the era when people can go till any extent just to avenge the one who abused them)is a part of “IMAGINARY” or “VIRTUAL” world in your sight(that too created by Muslims “specifically”.Then God knows where do you belong!

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  • zubi
    Feb 6, 2012 - 7:37PM

    @ Frantic
    How “ironically ridiculous” is this that people today can even kill another person if they abuse them or their family(no wonder what will happen if they hear about a dirty picture competition held by some person of them and their family)they can go till any extent to make sure other person has learnt their lesson but when it’s about religion ohh it’s such a small thing why bother?right?to sum it up it is called “HYPOCRISY” and its a disease in the hearts of such people!

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  • Syed
    Feb 6, 2012 - 8:09PM

    I planned initially to support this site by joining it, but they isolated themselves from people of other religions going Islamic, if they would have said. a meeting place of tolerant and respectfull people free of bias, then I would have supported it more.
    Even then i kept my account on the site. but once I tried to search my name on google, the profile of mfb was on the first page results, and upon clicking the page, I was shocked to see a banner praising the killer qadri, on my profile page, that was the last nail in the coffin , I straight way signed in and deleted my account, but somehow it was not deleting, so I changed my name and email address to a dummy one, hence removing all references of that profile to me.

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  • Ali
    Feb 7, 2012 - 2:42AM

    Let’s boycott computers because we are able to view blasphemous websites like facebook on them

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  • Feb 7, 2012 - 10:06AM

    millatfacebook is very nice i cannot get why a few people so angry against it without even using it. being muslim pakistan and human we should support it love you team mfb

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  • Feb 7, 2012 - 10:07AM

    leftists pls leave us alone this millat and umar mir is lot better than you who can do nothing better than chatter

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  • Feb 7, 2012 - 10:08AM

    @syed they have said it is for all and re qadri most people believe he is a hero like gazi illamuddin who Quaid & Iqbal supported

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  • Feb 7, 2012 - 11:46AM

    @Syed
    Qauid e Azam Muhammad Ali jinnah,Allama Iqbal,Maulana Zafar Ali khan and other prominent muslims endorsed the action of Ghazi illm din Shaheed!

    what about them?

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  • ALI AHMED
    Feb 7, 2012 - 8:26PM

    In the name of Allah the beneficient the most merciful. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds. Peace and countless blessings upon Muhammad SallAllaho Alaehi Wa aalehi Wasallim.

    Brother Omer Zaheer Mir, abovementioned comments of different minds are giving u a message that on the way of Islam troubles and obstackles come but u have to face them bravely, ur aim and mission is very sacred i.e. Defend the honour of our beloved Prophet Muhammad SallAllaho Alaehi Wasallim. May Allah bestow u persistence . Keep it up ! All MFBians are with u.

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  • Feb 8, 2012 - 12:53PM

    @frantic
    According to you,
    MFB is Militant facebook because it is against blasphemy and asking muslims to unite.
    What about fb that blasphemes Prophet peace be upon him???
    That must be peacebook for you.

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  • Feb 8, 2012 - 1:07PM

    @ all those who say mfb has stolen any idea.
    Do you people really know what stealing is???
    Go and check before you start mud-slinging.
    And for your information fb ceo zuckerberg did steal the idea of his fellows ,when he created fb.

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  • zubi
    Feb 8, 2012 - 6:42PM

    i can guarantee if someone will draw a dirty sketch of anyone of you or your beloved,you will beat them to death!but when it’s about religion there are so many hurdles in your path!double standards

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  • zubi
    Feb 8, 2012 - 8:40PM

    @ Saleem Khan
    You don’t know why people are so conservative & narrow minded???
    ah & i don’t why people have such dual standards that if your loved ones were mocked & ridiculed by anyone and the other person is not even ashamed no matter what even then will you actually meet up that person.NO!!today even someone hurdle abuses at anyone the other person does not spare him so when he is making your fun is insulting you will you actually leave him no!!but of course it’s not about ourselves..you know one can only be Muslim if Prophet Mohammad (salla-la-ho-aleh-i-wasllam) is drearer to him than anything and anyone so why people are sleeping now why are they not taking revenge for his insult??for the blasphemous competition that was held & MARK ZUCKERBERG,CEO OF THAT FACEBOOK,himself supported it & still supporting rather than taking any action.
    & you people are high on talks leave this..leave that!who on earth said you to leave something it’s only that crap site that is ridiculing our Prophet Mohammad (salla-la-ho-aleh-i-wasllam) & if you cannot do something at least don’t blame the people who are actually trying to avenge the attack on Prophet Mohammad (salla-la-ho-aleh-i-wasllam)’s dignity and this proves that you have a small and narrow mind as you think that only EUROPEAN things can be of some quality shame on such people who rather than supporting fellow muslims are critizing them for nothing facebook is constaly spying and piercing others data this news has been out since many years & it’s name has facebook in it as it was launched only to challenge its identity and prove it that Muslims and decent people of other faiths would not support the ridicules act by facebook but as Quran says they cannot see as they are blind neither can they hear as they are deaf!!!Recommend

  • zubi
    Feb 8, 2012 - 8:52PM

    Why call it “Facebook”?

    Good question. Actually it is called millatfacebook and that’s because just like a picture conveys more than a thousand words, it conveys, without speaking a single word what we are about which is: “the rival and alternate Facebook created by Muslims for all the decent people of all faiths to come together and interact in a socially responsible and considerate manner.”
    And we are not against Facebook name but the hate-mongering, Islamophobic and anti-humane policies of the Facebook administration.

    An answer by MFB team.

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  • zubi
    Feb 8, 2012 - 8:55PM

    http://blogs.hindustantimes.com/just-faith/?p=471

    In this link there are answers to all the reasonable queries of people..

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  • Feb 8, 2012 - 9:42PM

    The cause of creation of MFB and its aim is beyond the imagination of what “mediocre minds” think.
    Great spirits have always encountered voilent opposition from mediocre minds-(Einstein).
    Prayers,applause and gratitude for Team MFB.

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  • pearls
    Feb 8, 2012 - 9:54PM

    well said @ zubi

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  • penguin6
    Feb 8, 2012 - 9:57PM

    MFB RoCks

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  • Ali
    Feb 8, 2012 - 10:14PM

    when Indian court sent notices to facebook for blasphemous stuff then nobody called them extremist. Now a Pakistani is doing something alternative then everyone has an issue. we are sooo blinded by media that we are now even worst then indians. Even they have ghairat for their religion except Pakistani Muslims.

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  • Feb 9, 2012 - 12:12PM

    @jojo
    Ridiculous indeed!
    for your kind information the private photos of fb Founder Mark zuckerberg were hacked and were published online on Dec. 7 2011.
    He who can’t protect his OWN data on his OWN facebook will protect your data???

    forbes magazine stated in its statement about Mark
    “what CIA has not done in 60 years,Mark has done in 7″

    And if can’t do anything good,you don’t have the right to blame others ruthlessly.

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  • Feb 9, 2012 - 12:50PM

    @Pakistani Hindu
    I think caves also exist on the earth or perhaps they have shifted to Mars?

    Well,any decent person would never like to go where the most revered personality and the saviour of Humanity Peace be upon him is being abused and insulted.

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  • Feb 9, 2012 - 1:22PM

    @shoaib khan
    Correct please!
    MFB added 300,000 users in 10 days and now has more than 500,000.
    MFB is ONLY 1.5 years old as compared to fb thats 8 years old.

    and
    you would have not said MFB a clone,if you really have known the meaning of “clone”.

    MFB has additional features than fb e.g shout box,public chatrooms,recipies e.t.c.

    If someone is asking Muslims to unite and boycott that platform which is blaspheming Prophet peace be upon him,he’s using religious card.

    Don’t blame if you can’t do anything!

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  • Do you remember what happened in Tunis and Riots in London. In all these incidents facebook and youtube was involve. I agree about this but I think they are using this for the revolutions

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  • Frantic
    Feb 14, 2012 - 12:47PM

    Shouldn’t we all commit suicide so that we dont get to see anything blasphemous happening???

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  • Frantic
    Feb 14, 2012 - 12:50PM

    @momena:
    U seem to have taken all the burden of MFB criticism on your shoulders, havent U?

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  • Feb 15, 2012 - 7:40AM

    @momena:
    Correct.. none of those 800 million people on Facebook is a decent person.
    Btw sister, can non-muslims join MFb? Or they must convert to Islam before joining it?

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  • Lauren
    Feb 27, 2012 - 3:12AM

    “Millat Facebook”? I think Porkbook would be a better title

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