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I' was a search engine built on top of social-cultural Islamic[1] values. The search engines algorithm differed from regular search engines because the relevancy of the results was based on the culture, mindset and lifestyle of Muslims. The engine did not index content such as pornography, nudity, or anything else that might be "haram".[2][3]
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Type of site
Search engine
Launched1 September 2009
Current statusDefunct (c. 2011)

The founders of I', launched the search engine to attract more Middle Easterners to the World Wide Web by providing all households a relevant and safe search portal to gather information and explore the web. The company was expecting a large percentage of their userbase from the Middle East.[4] The website received mostly positive comments from Muslims,[5] The search engine was going to opensource a part of its source by publishing an API[6] It was subsequently closed in 2011 due to financial difficulties.[7]

In late 2011, I' closed its search service due to lack of funds.[8]


  1. ^ Cholia, Ami (2009-09-01). "Halal Search Engine Launches". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2009-09-18.
  2. ^ "Search engine for Muslims a big hit". India Today. September 18, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-18.
  3. ^ "First ever Halal search engine launched". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2009-09-18.
  4. ^ "World's first Muslim search engine filters 'haram' content". The Daily Star. September 9, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-18.
  5. ^ Emam, Amr. "In Egypt, Halal Internet Comes First". IslamOnline. Retrieved 2009-09-18.
  6. ^ . Archived from the original on December 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ Sardeha, Reza. "I'mHalal". I'mHalal. Retrieved 11 July 2013. In late 2011 I'mHalal had to close its search service due to lack of funding.
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