Islamic search engine launched

A specialised Islamic search engine, 'Hamza', based on search engines such as Altavista, Google and Excite, has been launched on www.bilalphilips.com/hamza.

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By  Zoe Moleshead Published  March 7, 2001

A specialised Islamic search engine, Hamza, has been launched on www.bilalphilips.com/hamza/index.html.

The search engine, named after Prophet Muhammed’s uncle, is based on search engines such as Altavista, Google and Excite. The engine is currently in English but its developers say an Arabic version will follow.

Other Hamza features include: an Islamic Web site directory, software downloads, e-cards and Webmaster resources.

“Hamza’s searchable database has a growing index of over 15,000 Web pages related to Islam and Muslims and the database will not contain any ‘haram’ (Islamically unacceptable) material. Hamza’s search capabilities were specifically built for Islamic oriented searches to bring the best possible search results,” said Yousuf Philips, Philipz Inc.

The engine is part of the Web site for UAE-based Canadian Islamic thinker and writer, Dr ‘Abu Ameenah’ Bilal Philips.

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