The internet is a vast, rich universe of information, entertainment and more. However, like everything else, it’s also a double-edged sword. There’s a darker side of the web with explicit, offensive and even fraudulent content. This is where SalamWeb Technologies MY Sdn Bhd (“SalamWeb”) and its Islamic-based internet suite of services can help make the web a free, safe and positive environment for all.
SalamWeb has a suite of everyday web services including its SalamWeb Browser, SalamNews, SalamChat and SalamSadaqah. This digital ecosystem for Muslims has the prime objective to provide authentic, positive online experiences for the half a billion connected Muslims around the world.
The Chromium-based SalamWeb Browser is the first Shariah certified web browser endorsed by Amanie Shariah Supervisory Board, in conformity with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation’s (MDEC’s) Islamic Digital Economy Mi’yar.
The browser has inbuilt features such as a Qibla compass, prayer timings and a custom new feed aggregated from verified news sources.
The reasoning behind that is because SalamWeb is meant to empower the global Muslim and not to police them. It gives users control to what they want or do not want to consume based on their own personal beliefs and values.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, Puan Hajjah Hasni Zarina, Managing Director of SalamWeb said, “said “Our mission is to give people the power to build a digital Ummah and bring the world closer together. SalamWeb aims to empower the global Muslim and help them lead a digital life which is consistent with their values and beliefs. We strongly believe in the power of the community and with our products, users have the choice to browse content that matters the most to them and have an online experience that is customized for their way of life. We work with both local and global partners to ensure our products are in line with Islamic values while also embracing the lifestyle of modern Muslims.”
The launch of SalamWeb was attended by local and global industry thought leaders, influencers and keynote speaker of notable Islamic scholar, Sheikh Dr. Mohamed Ali Elgari, an advisor to several Islamic financial institutions throughout the world and is also on the Shariah board of the Dow Jones Islamic index. Along with Puan Hajjah Hasni Zarina, Managing Director of Salam Web Technologies MY Sdn. Bhd., Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar, Chairman of Amanie Group, Norhizam bin Abdul Kadir, Vice President, Growth Ecosystem Development of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation’s (MDEC), Nurul Zulkifli, Managing Director of Mimpikita and Fashion Entrepreneur and Caprice, artist and influencer were present during the launch.
SalamProtect can alert users on inappropriate content whether it could be potentially explicit, offensive or fraudulent. The feature allows users to assign a SalamTag to a website – appropriate, neutral, or inappropriate. Think of it as a crowdsourced community rating system for websites.
Each SalamTag received is reviewed against SalamWeb’s internal processes and guidelines to ensure fairness. The more webpages a user tags, the better SalamWeb’s content aggregator works.
By having a community that actively tags content, SalamWeb allows users to be in complete control of their online experience, as well as help build safer and secure like-minded digital Ummah.
Another important feature is SalamSadaqah. This features incorporates the Islamic practice of Sadaqah (voluntary charity) into the browsing experience. To encourage users to use SalamWeb more and in the process also help others, each web search or content report made by users, SalamWeb will donate to a charity.
The SalamWeb internet suite was developed by a global team based in Dubai and Malaysia, and according to Puan Hajjah, the company will spend MYR15 million across five years to develop and enhance the products.
SalamWeb products are available worldwide to anyone using a Mac, PC, Android or iOS device. The browser can be downloaded for free from https://salamweb.com.