Updated: “Resilient” Millatfacebook is Back Online

2 Jul, 2010

Update:1 Omer Zaheer Meer CEO of Millatefacebook said the site now boost 334,000 members.

Update2: the site url is millatfacebook.com ( double LL) Milatfacebook.com is not the  original Millat which achieved 334,000 members and faced DDoS attacks. It is a new site that seems want to take advantage of Millatfacebook popularity.

Update 3: Millatfacebook site seems some time sluggish.

After being down for around 3 weeks, Millatfacbook the Pakistani social network for Muslims is now back online.

Millatfacebook has emerged in what it calls to “Unite Muslims” and boycott facebook in light of the heinous facebook fan page of “draw the Prophet Mohammad day.”

Millatefacebook accused the CIA and “Israel” of launching a DDoS attacks against them, they also accused Yahoo! and what they called “Zionest facebook” of plotting to destroy them.

Today, I finally managed to register to see the site and add my profile profile here, the social network looks ok and it has many of the features that facebook has, it seems that it is build using an open source socialnetwork platform using PHP.

this is the original Millatefacebook ( double L) UI:

This is Millatfacebook clone Milatfacebook with one L UI:


The site design is not that great and needs improvements, however if Milatfacebook team needs to make this project a success they need to add and resdign the site features and create something different and more appealing “socially” than what they offer now. For example forums is an outdated being from the 90s era.

It is good to see a Muslim social network competing against facebook and it is also healthy to see even anyone from anywhere competing with facebook. As facebook is now 500 Million strong this hopefully  would put pressure on facebook management to respect users privacy and make sure that  groups that insults Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) has no sanctuary on facebook. I am with freedom of speech and with free flow of information, but the case here is different than freedom of speech, Me As a Muslim allow me to tell you that Islam allows non Muslims to believe in whatever they want, non Muslims has the right to discuss if Islam is truly from God or not, believe in God or not, but Prophet Mohammad and all the prophets of God should be respected, why do you want to insult Prophet Mohammad? Essentially those people who started these competition have deep hate to Islam and they should differentiate on their hate between Prophets of God ( whether they believe on them or not) in one side and political and military leaders or movements on the other side.

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We do not know where Millatfacebook is being hosted, they said in previous communicated email that they will be hosted with 2 Pakistani Telecom companies. Hosting a site in a Muslim country is not a safe haven, as free speech in political issues are not granted, for example criticizing any head of state in most Muslim countries will mean impressment for the person if it is not being wiped out from the face of earth. That is why it will be hard see any Internet or Media startup located in the Muslim world that provides complete freedom of speech, otherwise it would be not for profit and its founder unknown to the public.

Freedom of speech is more granted in USA and Western countries with some variation between them than most Muslim countries, Pakistan though has some how more political freedoms including speech than the most other Muslim countries.

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  1. highnurse  |  July 2nd, 2010 at 3:56 PM #

    welcome millatfacebook again..

  2. Fatin khawarizmi  |  July 2nd, 2010 at 4:44 PM #

    Great post Gaith , i did read it with an emotional feeling , you was successful to touch the inner care in me on Muslims problems that they are confronting , not only politically but in tech field too , you did Analise not only as a tech expert but as a politician expert too ! it is not strange , why we are afraid to talk about politic if we are breathing it ? but we should be wise about what to talk ,& how to talk . criticizing anything is so easy what ever it is not only politic but analyzing things, with wisdom ,that needs special skills , that’s why ,some are in trouble politically , they are perfect in criticizing only & making (fetnah) between nations but if they are ,i ‘m sure ,they will not be better that the present ones .
    let go o back to the Pakistani facebook ! i do not know why we want separate Muslims than others with different religion ? are they in doubt about them religion or in doubt about themselves ? the prophet Mohammad was dealing with all people without exception , that is why Islam spreads, because we are not closing on ourselves , we are open hearts , yes Islam has no any problem to share opinions, knowledge and everything with others , why we like people to give us freedom to build our mosques to practice our salat & everything and not to accept those same people to communicate with us & to let them knowing us more & more ? never Islam said that ” lakoom deenokoom wa liya deen”wich means you have your own religion & i have my own religion” but in the end we can leave all together .
    i apologize for the long comment but i really feel sorry about Muslims , they should go back to revise how the prophet Mohammad was dealing with all people , he was gracious that why, he is the most followed man in the history of humanity ! salla allah 3alyhe wa sallam

  3. Atif  |  July 2nd, 2010 at 6:46 PM #

    @ Gaith CONGRATS on breaking the news. But I think MFB is great and the experience is better than FB.

    @ Fatin Bro seems like you are unaware of the situation. Firstly it is for all the muslims and decent people of all faith so no one has closed any doors. Secondly re why it is created, I’m copying an answer of the CEO from an interview with a Big newspaper editor:

    http://blogs.hindustantimes.com/cutting-the-edge/2010/06/13/islam-has-a-branding-problem-millatfacebook-ceo/comment-page-4/#comment-3051

    1. Why did you launch Millat Facebook?

    In protest of the blasphemous, anti-social and hypocritical events of ridiculising Prophet Muhammad (Saww) which were supported by FB.

    * Despite requests from 100 of thousands of users, who reported the pages to FB but let alone taking any action they didn’t even bothered replying.

    * They did reply to media though (BBC and Fox news) later on, saying that they FULLY SUPPORTED THESE EVENTS AND WOULD DO SO IN THE FUTURE IN THE NAME OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION.

    * It’s very strange as the same FB administration speaking to the same BBC only last year stated that they cannot allow such abuse and hatred directed on the basis of religions, races, e.t.c. The only difference was that time it wasn’t about Islam but Holocaust and Racism (which we denounce too).

    And when people started creating anti-Holocaust pages on FB in protest of this hypocritical attitude of Mark’s FB to test the so-called Freedom of Expression, they not only removed the relevant pages but deleted their accounts too.

    * There have been several emails to this effect. Below is the link to the detailed account of events by one such user who came out to speak against this with the proofs:

    http://propakistani.pk/2010/05/23/one-facebook-two-faces-one-is-real-ugly/

    It is a shame that FB administration choose to indulge in supporting the defamation of Prophet Muhammad (Saww) who is a role model not just for Muslims but the entire humanity. Michael H Hart ranked Prophet Muhammad (Saww) at No 1 amongst the list of 100 most influential people in the history of mankind, in his well-known book “The 100” printed in 1978 and reprinted in1992. In it Hart asserted that Prophet Muhammad (Saww) was “supremely successful” in both the religious and secular realms.

    I would further like to say we should all express our freedom and rights with sensibility, care and consideration for our fellow human beings. My freedom shouldn’t mean that I go out on the street and start hitting my neighbor every day and say ‘that’s my freedom’. No that would be an assault as for all internationally accepted laws and regulations, the freedom of a person ends where the freedom of another person starts. So why is it that when it comes to the Holocaust, or racism, this rule is respected, but when it comes to the Muslim faith, it’s not? Is it the new Holocaust for Muslims in the making?… The signs are the same

    So Basically the objective is to provide a platform for all people, not only Muslims, but nice and decent people of all faiths, to come together and interact in a way that is socially responsible by providing them all the freedom of expression, however respecting each others’ sensitivities and faiths. [Facebook] seems to allow mockery of religions it has an issue with…

  4. Fatin khawarizmi  |  July 2nd, 2010 at 9:05 PM #

    Brother Atif you did say the same thing that i mentioned above, but with different style of your own , & because i’m aware exactly about the situation i did say my above humble notes , in addition i did all my studies with those people ,& did travel almost the world & see so many nationalities i know what i said exactly , it it not by luck of awareness but by personal experience that unfortunately i do not have links for it to enrich my words !
    the proof , when facebook or twitter opened them social media, they did not call it crisfacebook (specially for cristians) or cristwitter , it is open for everybody & every religion that’s why they are successful !
    it will be very nice if millatfacebook will rich the dream , but a question, will be the amount of people with other religions participating as there are muslims in facebook ? i really hope so !

  5. Atif  |  July 3rd, 2010 at 6:43 AM #

    Brother Fatin,
    Thanks for the response. I agree and hope that MFB and with it we all will WIN InshAllah.

    Actually most of the people are moderate but nowadays right wing is taking over. Neo-Cons, who once could not dream of coming to power now runs the USA. Similarly Hijab being banned in many european states including France (so much fuss for “freedom of expression”, Objections on Masjid minarets, etc are all signs of the time to come.

    Unfortunately under the new world order there is an organised compaign to uproot Islam. And you would find a new trend most of these people would be nice with us on the face but show their hatred behind our backs. Believe me I’ve seen it a lot. But still not all five fingers are equal. However their majority is turning out to be like this. If they are neutral and those who are would certainly come to MFB and those whos doesn’t shouldnt bother us much as we Muslims didnt do this isolat anyone but for us muslims to be united and if any decent people of other faiths come they are more than welcome. :)

  6. Sundas  |  July 3rd, 2010 at 6:44 AM #

    Im sooooooooooooooooo happy. Lets rock Millat :)

  7. Shujaat  |  July 3rd, 2010 at 6:46 AM #

    MashALLAH our MFB is back we will rock now. Im proud you MFB team you did not surrender keep up the good work.

    Gaith can you enlighten us on the attempts by FB to block them and how they came out on top please?

  8. Saad Bhatti  |  July 3rd, 2010 at 6:52 AM #

    Hurrrrrrrrah why no one told me :P Im going right away to MFB it rocks and is better than FB which MArk the SOB can shove up hehhehe

  9. Mujtaba  |  July 3rd, 2010 at 10:16 AM #

    Gaith I think MFB is better than FB

  10. Al  |  July 7th, 2010 at 10:04 PM #

    Does anyone want to join me in building a Muslim Network??? I have registered the domain names MuslimsReunited.com and I have always wanted to build a social network site for Muslims ;-)

    Those intersted can contact me via my website http://www.appgiveaway.com :-)

  11. imran  |  July 19th, 2010 at 7:35 AM #

    Congratulations to all . MFB is fully back, better and faster. We are still running some security checks but have fully opened it up. The entire MFB team would like to thank every single member and the supporters for the immense support and look forward to uniting all the Muslims and decent people of all faiths on the platform now termed as the future of online social networking ….. Decent, Secure, User Privacy Protected and Enriched.
    Bulletins, Blogs, Walls, Mails, Shout Box, Quizzes, Polls, Games, Chat, e.t.c. are some of the many features offered by MFB for a unique online social experience.

    As they say truth and facts speak for themselves. No matter how much anyone tries to hide them, they come out in the open.

    Below are some selections from dozens of Media reports showcasing what the World Media has to say about millatfacebook Facebook, starting from most recent and ranging from confirming MFB’s popularity to declaring it a HIT. It is there for all to see.

    In addition, all the common queries re MFB are also addressed in the Interview with the Hindustan Times and the Broadcast of Radio Netherlands Worldwide.

    Let the truth illuminate the darkness of lies and doubts. Please feel free to spread this and source back.

    New Statesman: “Pakistan’s m i l l a t facebook becoming popular” (Over 333,000 Users)

    http://www.newstatesman.com/digital/2010/06/muslim

    NDTV: “‘Halal’ version of Facebook is a hit in Pakistan” (Over 333,000 Members)

    http://www.ndtv.com/news/world/halal-version-of-fa

    Hindustan Times: “Islam has a branding problem: M i l l a t facebook CEO”

    http://blogs.hindustantimes.com/cutting-the-edge/2… i l l a t facebook-ceo/#comments

    Ratio Netherlands Worldwide: “Pakistan launches Facebook for the faithful”

    http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/pakistan-launche

    Lets show them that “Yes We Can

    NB: Please send this message to all those who are in your circle and prove that we are Muslim and decent people who can do anything for the love of beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

  12. abdul  |  July 27th, 2010 at 9:46 PM #

    you say millat is better than FB, but i think you have name similiar FB. i found other muslims site. name is

    http://lailahaillallah.com

    lailahaillallah.com is muslims social network. and i think this is a real name, because muslims must have own name. and not follow facebook name.

    make you choice. and so far my choise is lailahaillallah.com and not millatFB or milatFB. sorry

  13. Gaza Mujahid  |  July 31st, 2010 at 6:13 AM #

    There is another very good website emerged after that facebook incident. It can be seen here http://www.millatspace.com . It is much sophisticated than any other website challenging facebook and myspace. It looks like the real contender for becoming No.1 Muslim social networking website. I have signed up and really happy to use it for my Gaza Liberated online awareness campaign.
    Thanks

  14. Anees  |  July 31st, 2010 at 10:03 PM #

    AslaamuAlikum friends,

    Well all sites are good. But my vote go towards, two websites:

    1. http://www.millatspace.com Because it design and featureas are much better than other Muslim socail networking websites.

    2. http://muslimblogs.com Which is considered as First Muslim Blogging website and got excellent features. The best part is that, it’s giving some excellent tools for free, while other blogging website like WordPress are charging of that features.

  15. raza  |  November 22nd, 2010 at 1:58 PM #

    Join this Group “United against Facebook’s ridiculing Prophet(P.B.U.H)
    Islam & now Holy Quran

    http://millatfacebook.com/group/united-against-facebook-ridiculing-prophet-pbuh-islam-and-now-quran/

    1. I hope you will do this .This is an excellent effort by Muslims. I will request to all of my friends to join this social site, which is purely our own.
    From
    Raza

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