Virtually Islamic Blog

Gary R. Bunt

Shi'ism Malaysia

Malay Mail, Jais denounces Shiah teachings in Friday sermon
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Islamic Fintech

NST, PM: Islamic banking players must invest in technologies

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Hajj Product Innovation, Halal-certified heel balms and bird’s nests: Malaysian firms innovating for haj, umrah pilgrims

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My Salaam, For tourists, Have Halal, Will Travel could mean end of Internet searches
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Bloomberg/Business-Insider, Halal internet? This browser promises to be compliant with Islamic values
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Borneo 'Fake News' Event

Borneo Bulletin, Curbing fake news spread: A fight we must wage as one united nation
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Trolling 'un-Islamic'

Malay Mail, FT mufti advises Muslims not to troll others, says unIslamic, 28 Dec 2018
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Malaysia Female Shariah judge

BBC News, 100 Women: The woman who decides if men can take a second wife
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Anwar Ibrahim on the frontline

Anwar Ibrahim returns to the political frontline in Malaysia. There's a significant social media element to this re-emergence. Discover More…

SalamBrowser in Malaysia

I discuss Islam-friendly apps and browsers in 'Hashtag Islam', and here's a new option: The Star Online, Syariah compliant web browser aims to make the Internet a better place, Sep 28 2018 "… SalamBrowser, touted as the world’s first syariah-compliant web browser, which Salam Web claims will eliminate inappropriate content from the search results." There have been several attempts at this kind of browser product before, so it will be interesting to see how effective it is compared with mainstream products.
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