A Muslim search engine that blocks forbidden content "according to Islamic law" was launched today, a press release stated.
‘Halalgoogling’ fetches results from leading search engines such as Google and Bing and has a built-in "advanced special filtering system that blocks Haram content according to the Law of Islam", the press release said.
According to the report, a special and unique filter system excludes forbidden content from its search results such as "pornography, nudity, gay, lesbian, bisexual, gambling, anti-Islamic content".
According to the report, a team of 'internet experts' all around the world had been working for years on the project. The need for such a search engine arose with 1.5 billion Muslims around the world worrying about the content provided over the internet to their children and even themselves.
The system is being updated continuously, and has been designed to respect Muslim culture, the report stated. The new search engine hopes to be the number one search engine in the Muslim community, it added.
Halalgoogling comes up with the following system components for safe searching over the internet:
General category filtering: A filtering of overall search results amongst different categories.
Forbidden sites: A list of blacklisted websites that are not allowed to appear in the search results.
Link filtering: Removal of specific pages/links from within a website, blog or forum.
Haram Keywords: A list of keywords that are not allowed to be searched.
Report button: Which allows users to identify and email Halalgoogling admin when haram content is found.
Only from Pakistan: Option to see page results from within the country exclusively.