Virtually Islamic Blog

Gary R. Bunt

UAE internet

AI Virtual Ifta Initiative

The 'Virtual Ifta' service launched in Dubai. I've collected some of the coverage, and made a few observations. I took a quick look, but didn't try the WhatsApp element. Android/Apple apps are planned for this service, which is still in the early stages, which will improve ease of use. Question options are restricted at the moment. At this point, it is very much in launch mode. I will continue to monitor developments. Discover More…

Crypto Saudi

CoinTelegraph, Saudi Arabia Warns of Crypto Scammers Posing as Gov’t Projects Discover More…

UAE-Saudi 'Twitter War'

The New Arab, 'Aden coup' sparks angry Twitter war between Saudi and UAE supporters Discover More…

Social Media Sensitivities

The New Arab, Palestinian-American model Bella Hadid apologises to UAE, Saudi fans over 'racist' Instagram post
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Qur'an Lessons Online

Ahmed Shaaban, Khaleej Times, Take Quran lessons online via UAE's new platform
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'State of Social Media: Middle East 2018'

al-Bawaba, 5 Takeaways on Social Media in the Middle East in 2018 According to Oregon’s School of Journalism

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'Gender balance' UAE

Opinion/analysis: Moya Crockett, Stylist, Go ahead and mock the UAE’s all-male gender equality awards – but don’t forget the West’s track record
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KSA UAE Digital Currency

CoinDesk, Saudi Arabia, UAE Aim to Cut Payments Costs With Common Digital Currency
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