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July 18, 2013

Is your search engine halal?

'Halalgoogling' site says it filters search results according to Islamic law.
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Screenshot of halalgoogling.com

Existing search engines aren't catered to the needs and concerns of Muslims, according to "Halalgoogling", a new site that seeks to provide a more Muslim-friendly alternative. Halalgoogling functions much like Google or Bing, but with a built-in “advanced special filtering system" that blocks content deemed "haram", or forbidden in Islam.

There are several other "halal" search alternatives on the web, though none have achieved widespread popularity. Halalgoogling aims to succeed where others have failed by offering a variety of specialty search options, such as sports, news, and shopping.

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