The app that centers on finding love for Muslims.
While I was enjoying the sessions being held at ArabNet Digital Summit, there was a mention of a certain app that the speaker said work like Tinder, but specifically designed for Muslims.
The app was launched last year, but has since gained a cult following. While we all know that Tinder was initially used to find dates and hook ups, it was geared for more liberal users, which doesn’t usually coincide with the teachings of Islam.
Khalil Jessa, a Vancouver native made the app with the hopes of helping other fellow Muslims finding love and marriage in the digital age.
Just like other dating apps, Salaam Swipe uses GPS to determine a user’s location and find people nearest to them. One of the unique features is the ability to specify your particular sect on the app: Sunni or Shia – what ever preference you may have.
There might be skeptics at first, especially with most families still following tradition. Still, the app has gained numerous praise for its mission of finding love and marriage in a world where it is mostly dominated by technology.
“We’re committed to changing the way Muslims meet. Providing you with the right people based on self-identified levels of religiosity, proximity, and interests, we’re no different from traditional matchmaking, except we’ve taken your aunty out of the equation,” its website’s description said.
Salaam Swipe is currently available for free for iOS devices at the moment, but should arrive on Android devices shortly.