A newly launched internet search engine, Imhalal.com, enables Muslim web users to be spared from viewing offensive content online. The website will only return results that the engine rates as halal, approved by Islamic rules. The Imhalal website uses a star rating system. One or two stars count as a warning for the users, although they can still access the search result links. Three stars are given to search terms that are haram to such an extent that the search results will not even be displayed.
Spokesman Reza Sardeha of the Zutphen, Netherlands-based AZS Media Group told reporters that first of all the engine blocks sexually explicit search results. The group is regularly consulting with Islamic scholars to determine what else might be considered haram.