Search engine for Muslims to filter ‘haram’

Last Updated: Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 09:26

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: A news search engine, called, has been launched which will filter out content that is considered "haram" or forbidden by Muslims.

The new search engine has come as a big relief for thousands of Muslims as well as parents who are trying to protect their children from the explicit materials easily available over net.

According to the Netherlands-based site-founder Reza Sardeha, the site will warn people if they are searching for a query that might return explicit content. The site will have a two layer filter.

The search engine usually warns the surfers to choose different keywords when users get a haram rating of level one or two out of three. However, users can continue their search if they believe the results fetched will be clean.

Sensitive words like porn and rape have been given a rating of three, and are blocked. While, terms like beer and pork has a rating of one because users cannot consume them off the Internet.

The site was launched earlier this month, and has received more than 400,000 unique visitors so far, Sardeha was quoted as saying.

Explicit and adult material over on internet has been a cause of concern for Muslims as well as parents throughout the world.

First Published: Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 09:26

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