ImHalal.com – First Islamic Halal Search Engine

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For the first time now, there is an Islamic search engine which aims at providing a general purpose search that is free of “haram” content, i.e. offensive contents that contradicts with Islamic laws and beliefs. The search engine is wisely called ImHalal.com, and I bet we will see widely increased interest in such a service from conservative people, and parents who want to keep their kids off the harmful web contents.

To reach it’s Halal goal, the site seems to be using two methods. One is by filtering out “Haram” sites and contents, and this can be seen clearly from the Image search, which is still in Beta. When searching for various keywords or celebrity names for example, results from ImHalal.com are much more decent in this regard than Google and Yahoo in their strict mode.

The other method, which I don’t like as much, is the black listing of keywords, ranking them with “Haram” scale of 1 to 3. If the “Haram” level is 1 or 2, you get a warning plus an option to move forward.

Im Halal Haram Level 1 Search

Annoying but bearable. The bad thing about it is, it seems to have no intelligence in it, as it blindly blocks Haram words disregard of the actual context or full search or purpose. Example?

Breast Feeding Search on im Halal

Breast is a black listed word, disregard of what you’re really looking for. Even “Wire Stripper” is a level 3 Haram word for including Stripper. I love wire strippers :(.

Wire Stripper Search on im Halal

And the devil word Haram is also a level 3.

Haram Search on im Halal

Now here it completely misses the point. There is a difference between doing wrong, and reading about what’s wrong. And trust me, offensive sites won’t use the word Haram anyways. It doesn’t help their marketing. Add to that that you can actually search for Haram in Arabic حرام and it works. I have also managed to pass through several bad words, and reach some blocked sites eventually. So this paradigm isn’t the best. Some intelligence needs to be built-in.

Now as to where does this magic come from, It’s still unclear. Is it an engine built in-house? If so, credible search engines usually list their IPs and spider name for webmasters to allow or deny it. But I couldn’t find anything in my log reports. I wasn’t able also to tie it to any of the famous search engines. Is it powered by any of them, or any other service? Usually there would be some information about the source of those indexes, but not here.

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  • dua

    v v nice

  • http://mohammad saadiqbal

    like is your all comments

  • http://karachi sidra

    v nice and v good

  • http://karachi sidra

    i love islam i love ALLAH I LOVE NABIPAK

  • Amjad Javed

    Many many Congratulations, very nice and very very good.

  • عبيد مخارش القعيطى

    خدمة جليلة لقد فرحنا بقدومكم

  • GHAZAN ASIF

    If all muslims watch and search this website they can be benefited more about Islam and their ways of life. They will also learn more and more about islam and they know what the islam says.

  • Zee Zeeshan

    congratulations………
    Inshallah this will be a great success

  • http://deleted Zee Zeeshan

    All the Muslims should promote this………..

  • saeedqadir

    it is very interesting web i love Allah i love nabi pak(s.a.w)

  • mohammad muneer

    congratulations…
    Inshallah this will be a great success.it is very interesting web i love Allah i love nabi pak(s.a.w)..All the Muslims should promote this………..

  • Anonymous

    this is a good website for muslims

  • farhanapna

    nice page

  • Hussain Ahmed

    congratulations inshallah this will be a great success

  • kiran

    congratulations

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    islamia high school chiniot

  • Masha Allah. Good job done 4 muslims.

    May Allah give u more sucesses.

  • http://imhalal md.raza younus

    knowledge is the crown of man.

  • abdul jabbar

    i love Islamic halal & every thing

  • http://imhalal s sulaiman s

    we r very happy 4 our islamic engine LOve 4 all

  • atif ali bhatti

    we r very happy 4 our islamic engine best of luck

  • Masood Ashraf

    I was planning to stop myself using the internet as being a muslim it does’nt provide me the real liberty. Iwas always scared by looking the non sense advertises. Now i am very happy to see imHalal.com. You have done a great job. Thanks.

  • Mrs. Nusrat Masood

    Thanks God. It was my great desire to see the muslim become in front of google. May ALLH help us all.

  • http://malikarms@yahoo.com shuja

    this is very good site plz apeel ALL MUSLIMS use it and leave the youtube

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002438401785 Asadullah Qazi

    i want to use this search engine …. that engine closed down in 2010 or 11 but did it reopened ???? can i use it now

    • http://tathkarti.com/ Bashar3A

      Sorry but no. The site has long gone for good.

  • Zayd

    Halalgoogling is much, much better.