Malaysian startup launches "Halal" browser

Malaysian startup launches

ISLAMABAD - Malaysian startup, Salam Web Technologies MY Sdn, has launched this ‘halal’ browser, according to an article published by *Bloomberg* link .

Boasting of a Muslim-friendly web experience, the browser offers messaging, news and other features. It also has Islamic functions including prayer times and an indicator for the Qibla – the direction a Muslim must face while praying.

“We want to make the internet a better place,” said Hasni Zarina Mohamed Khan, the managing director at Salam Web Technologies. “We know the internet has the good and the bad, so SalamWeb offers you a tool to create this window that lets you go to the internet to see the good.”

She said the users of the browser are mainly from Malaysia and Indonesia.

“We’re promoting universal values — although SalamWeb is targeted to Muslims, it can be used by anyone,” Hasni Zarina said. “The internet can be a harmful place. It’s obvious that we need an alternative.”