New Muslim social network “Ziyarat.me” launched
A new Muslim social network “Ziyarat.me” has been recently launched by one of the Yota founders. The project was supported by Muslim Religious Board of Tatarstan Republic.
“Ziyarat.me” was created as an alternative to other social networks. The network founders claim that it will become a platform for communication between coreligionists’ and a source of validated information and knowledge about Islam with a useful content and easy to use services for modern Muslims.
The project authors say: “The main characteristic of this new social network which we have been developing and improving with software programmers from 8 countries during 5 years is terror calls filters, anti-social phenomena and other things that are incompatible with the Sharia.”
At the moment there are more than 800 people registered on the website. They are from Tatarstan, Dagestan, Samara and other regions of Russia and former Soviet Republics and the United Arab Emirates. Another distinctive feature of the network is its multilingualism. The website is available in Russian, Tatar, Azerbaijani, Turkish, Arabic, English, French, Indonesian and other languages. According to the website developers, its interface is translated into 50 languages.
As there are about 300 million Muslim Internet users all over the world, the project authors are confident enough that a new social network will become popular. “We are sure that we will be able to compete with Internet giants like Google and Facebook,” they claim.
Like other social networks, “Ziyarat.me” allows to share your thoughts, photographs and videos. The users can keep a blog and join various web communities: “World mosques”, “Islamic banks”, “Halal recipes”, “Islam is a way to Paradase”, “Interesting facts about Islam”, etc. The website has its own virtual currency. It can be used all around the website applications. There will be a search system, a mail service, a video hosting service, a forum and blogs on the website.
There is also the application called “Quran”. It allows to listen to the Sacred Scripture online. You can find any ayat or Surah you are interested in. In addition to this, there is a selection of Quran reciters to choose from. You can also access the Holy Quran Tafsir on the website.