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Taqwa.me – A Search Engine with a Difference – SAMIA ADNAN

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While surfing the world wide web I came across Taqwa.me – a web search engine developed by Muslims. I found it very different from the other search engines.

Taqwa.me is independently owned and operated search engine that offers safe and educational search experiences in the Muslim countries and works alongside the implemented filters of these countries. Taqwa.me is a unbiased organization that believes in global citizenship. It is also contributing to the well-being of others by fund-raising for schools and education, hospitals and medical supplies, and housing development and religious institutions.

Taqwa.me provides users one of the most powerful engines to educate, search and research with explicit filters intact geared toward the Muslim market. Users are given the ability to determine whether websites or content within a site is “haram” or “halal”, and are encouraged to discuss their views and opinions in a social manner, as content cannot be dictated on the basis of what one person solely believes. It is designed to facilitate and tailor to users’ needs by developing an educational search engine for Muslims, children and concerned parents, and those simply wanting to learn more about Islam. People belonging to any faith can use this unique search engine. The good part is that besides providing images and video search as other search engines like Google and Yahoo, it also provides search results from Twitter – which is something that is missing in Google!

Another thing that I liked best about it that by using Taqwa.me for our internet search we can raise funds for charity. if you refer it to friends, they will also raise funds from their searches as you do from yours. Taqwa.me is a search engine which donates 20-percent of its revenue to given charities and schools. You use Taqwa.me exactly as you would any other search engine. The money Taqwa.me donates to your cause comes from its advertisers.

On Banning Facebook and Google

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Recently, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has warned to
shut down Google, YouTube and Facebook and other websites, if they did not cooperate with authorities investigating crimes and incidents of terrorism.I think Mr Babar is not being at all being practical. We can never combat terrorism by senselessly banning search engines and social media and networking sites.

Terrorism can be wipe-cleaned only if they deal with the root cause – instead of uttering such childish and foolish statements, the government should be sensible enough to solve the core issues and root out their causes.

Today, I found out that the daily newspaper, Paksitan Today has reported that the Lahore High Court Justice Sh Azmat Saeed has ordered the Ministry of Telecom and Information technology to block Facebook in Pakistan for spreading religious hatred on internet.

I think they should only block blasphemous and unislamic pages, groups, profiles, events and apps on facebook, orkut, hi5 etc. instead of banning the entire social networking website.

The Government should monitor the internet and direct google Pakistan and ISP to block the objectionable, unislamic, pron. and blasphemous content, instead of banning Facebook, you-tube, Google etc. Pakistan will never be islamized and terrorism free like this, the government should eradicate corruption, injustice and illiteracy. They should control the sky-rocketing prices of basic requirements like clothing, food and land. The first step for plucking off terrorism and islamizing Paksitan is the implementation of the shariah law in the country.