Facebook alternative 'Muslim Face' to be launched soon

Published: February 24, 2015
PHOTO: Muslimface.com

PHOTO: Muslimface.com

Catering to the growing influence of social media among Muslims, a new Islamic social media platform, Muslim Face, is set to be launched this spring to connect Muslims in a “socially responsible network”.

Co-founded by two Muslim entrepreneurs, Shoaib Fadie and Rohail Amin M Shoaib, Muslim Face is developed to be a social media site that “is socially responsible, safe for families and respectful of Islamic religious values”.

According to its beta version, Muslim Face is currently being tested by over a thousand users around the world. With a successful completion of the beta testing, it will be launched during the second quarter of 2015, Zawya.com reported.

“This social platform is an international project. It is designed from a Muslim point of view, but also opens up new opportunities with the rest of the world,” says Fadie.

“In the modern age, you can’t avoid using the internet,” Fadie noted. “A huge number of Muslims now use different social media platforms and it has become imperative for Muslims to establish a social platform that connects internet users, including their families, around value-based content, products and services that also respect Islamic principles.”

The world’s first Islamic search engine is available in 15 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Farsi and Turkish, as well as English.

Teen friendly

Muslim Face, added Fadie, is teen-friendly and allows youngsters of 13 years of age to use the platform because of its highly safe and socially-responsible content and filters. This emphasis on family values minimises parental concern over children using social media outlets.

“Our platform is designed to be a universal Islamic alternative to popular social networks but it is also open for non-Muslims who want to subscribe to platforms that are socially responsible and safe for children,” said Fadie.

Different benefits for different users

Co-founder Shoaib explained that Muslim Face offers different benefits for different users. It will provide incredible networking opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs, customers and partners.

Muslim Face also serves as an online “majlis” or council for the social community where ideas are exchanged on developing the community and values are shared between younger and older generations.

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Reader Comments (15)

  • Burki
    Feb 24, 2015 - 6:58PM

    a useless project – internet is all about global interaction withouth any cultural, relgious or nationalistic limitations. Having a Muslim oriented social site means you’re either limiting people’s interaction mostly on faith based or asking users to maintain two or even more social sites accounts..Recommend

  • Hitler
    Feb 24, 2015 - 8:09PM

    For God sake stop highlighting that Muslims can’t tolerate anything. We are who we want to be and it has nothing to do with Facebook or any other thing for that matter.

    So by creating this Muslim site, all extremists will become pious?

    Stop wasting your time and stop creating bad images for Muslims. Recommend

  • Alia Yacoob
    Feb 24, 2015 - 8:13PM

    @Burki: Be positive and support your own product instead of going to other’s products , that’s why we are backward in our country by support foreigners. I’m really happy to see an advance technology build by muslim through muslims to the world. Proud to be Muslim.

    At least look at India and learn something .

    Proud to be muslim.Recommend

  • Alia Yacoob
    Feb 24, 2015 - 8:15PM

    Thank you Muslimface for your brilliant idea , we are proud of you and pray for your success Recommend

  • Chachoo
    Feb 24, 2015 - 8:45PM

    And then we Muslims state that why the World is trying to alienate us. No!!! the world is not trying to alienate us but we are ourself to blame. We make a cocoon around our own existence and then chant discrimination, intolerance and bairooni sazishain.
    Also i have a Question that Shias or other minority sects will be allowed on Muslimbook or not? Also what will be the blasphemy charges when some non Muslim will try to join that forum?. Recommend

  • Burki
    Feb 24, 2015 - 10:11PM

    @Alia Yacoob : my product? No Sir, I simply refused to be bound by the limitations of culture, religion, geography or language. It’s a failed project from the beginning even with all those catchphrases like “networking opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs” and such hot air ideas as interaction between older & younger generations.

    Naseeb has been around much longer on the same theme yet it couldn’t get any traction with Muslims worldwide. These puritans will learn the lesson soon.Recommend

  • Max
    Feb 24, 2015 - 11:19PM

    Imagine if Google was jewgoogle or Facebook was christianface, and on and on. When will we learn to be inclusive instead of always trying to confine ourselves to one island. Most of all why do we have to tag everything with religion and then we cry the loudest when someone else does the same.Recommend

  • Jag Nathan
    Feb 25, 2015 - 4:26AM

    Another scam. Only Muslims buy this kind of snake oil in today’s time and age.Recommend

  • qureshi noor
    Feb 25, 2015 - 7:04AM

    It seems to be best effort to quite muslims around world.and Muslim face will explain the world that Muslims are compromising to world community and ..not the teroristRecommend

  • sidjeen
    Feb 25, 2015 - 12:08PM

    facepalm. the reason why social networking sites like facebook and twitter are famous is because they provide users with a forum where caste, color and religion does not matter.Recommend

  • Farhan
    Feb 25, 2015 - 12:59PM

    @Burki: you are either out of your mind or on foreign agencies payroll. Before posting such poison filled comment against the project, I wish you had done some research on other ‘nationally/racially/culturally limited’ social platforms around the world which are thriving and even doing way better than those CIA sponsored Twitter and Facebook… In Russia and China, they have their own Social platforms which are performing much better in terms of active number of usersRecommend

  • Javed Simab Raja
    Feb 26, 2015 - 8:12PM

    I am very happy to see this web site.Recommend

  • hasan
    Mar 2, 2015 - 12:57AM

    China you said. Do you even know what chinese do to muslims in zinjiang province.? Muslims are not allowed to grow beards before the age of 50. Fasting is illegal and you cannot pray in a mosque if you are government servant. Russia has killed more muslims than the whole NATO combined. So….you really want to be like china and russia? thats the world you idealize and want your children to grow into.?Recommend

  • Mar 9, 2015 - 10:46PM

    Thanks Muslim face it’s brilliant idea. I’m spurted you it’s very good for Muslim communityRecommend

  • Shameem
    Mar 21, 2015 - 1:41AM

    Ma Sha ALLAH very good initiative and superb idea Alhamdulillah , MAY ALLAH HELP YOU AND SUCCESSES YOUR PROJECT . Any launch date ?Recommend

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