Have you ever wanted to gauge Muslim opinion on various issues? Perhaps you’re interested in their thoughts on the recent Swiss minaret ban, or the Danish Cartoon crisis?
Whether you’re researching an article, want to find like-minded people, or are simply curious, the Muslim Bloggers Directory can help!
Open the directory, and you should see a box in the left-hand sidebar, titled: “SEARCH BLOGS”. Enter your search term into the form, click “GO”, et voila! You’ll be presented with relevant search results that have been derived from the database of 600+ (and growing!) Muslim blogs listed on the directory.
The aim of the custom search engine is to promote real Muslim opinion, and encourage discussion, debate and dialogue. Everyone is welcome to use it; especially those who wish to improve the representation of the Muslim community within mainstream media.
As the site grows, so too will the range and diversity of the Muslim voices promoted by our search feature. Therefore we ask that you please continue to submit your favourite Muslim blogs to the directory.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Anyone who spends any time reading news or blogs on the Internet must have seen the term RSS thrown around, or seen this ubiquitous little icon:
And yet, many are still unaware what RSS means, what it does, and why you should be taking advantage of it. It’s simple, fun, and can save you a lot of time in your daily dallying on the wonderful world of the Internet.
How is the digital age reshaping our knowledge of deen? Today, it is increasingly common to query a search engine for a quick fiqh answer than to seek counsel from a scholar.
Yahya Birt analyzes this trend, and examines the differences between the Google and Wikipedia approach to Islamic knowledge. Which approach will pave the way for the future? Will these trends threaten the traditional process of sacred learning?
The nature of the mass media has changed for good. Whereas it used to be hierarchical, elitist, linear and declarative, it is becoming individualised, demotic, non-linear, and interactive. In the age of print, television and to a lesser extent radio, there used to be an editorial process and a relatively high economic cost to media exposure, but, in the digital age, samizdat multimedia has become the norm and not the exception. Anyone can now publish and project their views globally. They can claim to speak for Islam, issue a “fatwa”, proffer advice, and provide counselling or spiritual guidance. Religious leaders struggle too to project any measure of decorum or scholarly expertise in religious debate in the new media, for it is difficult to be both player and referee in the same game.
Ilm Sieve: a search engine after Ijtema’s very own heart!
What is Ilm Sieve all about? It’s an Islamic search-engine and library; our goal is to deliver to you the best Islamic information on the net.
Any search you put in runs directly against verses of Qur’an, hadith, many languages of translation, and transliteration, including our catalog of Islamic websites (includes blogs, fatwa sites, etc.)
Why is this important? If you’ve tried using Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc. to search for Islamic information, you’ll find there are TONS of crap sites, and it becomes a challenge to find the few great gems in the mud. What’s worse, people who hate Islam and Muslims, and people who aim to spread misinformation about Islam, all have websites–sometimes posing as Islamic websites!
We hope that we can bridge this gap and provide a service Muslims need.
Then try this nifty idea from Islamosphere.com:
I donâ€™t know about you, but Iâ€™m finding it harder and harder to do a worthwhile search on anything to do with Islam or Muslims on Google. Even if I put in innocuous words like â€œhalalâ€? it can come back with the vile rantings of Daniel Pipe or Robert Spencer. Anyway, someone needs to write a little Firefox widget that allows you to filter out all the Islamophobes, but in the mean time, COPY & PASTE the following and then whenever you do a search just tack it on the end after a space:
-jihadwatch.org -danielpipes.org -â€?daniel pipesâ€? -â€?robert spencerâ€? -â€?little green footballsâ€? -jihadunspun.com -jihad.net -memri.org -militantislammonitor.org -answering-islam -prophetofdoom.net -frontpagemagazine.com -rightwingnews.com -â€?dhimmi watchâ€? -pipelinenews.org -campus-watch.org -globalsecurity.org -islammonitor.org -discoverthenetworks.org -dhimmitude.org -dhimmi.org -faithfreedom.org -thehillchronicles.com -michellemalkin.com -americanthinker.com -meforum.org -dailymotion.com -nationalreview.com