Entrepreneurs launch Islamic social platform
Muslim Face to serve as alternative to Facebook, Twitter
The beta version of an Islamic alternative to social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter is currently being tested by over 1,000 users around the world, with plans to launch in the second quarter of 2015.
Muslim Face, co-founded by two Muslim entrepreneurs, Shoaib Fadie and Rohail Amin M Shoaib, has been developed to be a social media site that is "socially responsible, safe for families and respectful of Islamic religious values".
The platform will be launched in several languages including English, Arabic, Persian, Urdu, the Malaysian language Bahasa, Turkish, and Indonesian. Additional languages will be added to the platform, according to a statement.
Fadie said: "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. It is basically a network by Muslims, through Muslims, presented to the world.
"In the modern age, you can't avoid using the Internet. 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."
He added that Muslim Face will be teen-friendly and allows youngsters aged 13 years and above to use the platform because of its "highly safe and socially responsible content and filters".
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