It was summer in Iceland when Ramadan came, and the sun never set. Syerrir wanted to know
how he should fast but had nobody to ask. So he put pen to paper and sent letters with his
query to Al-Azhar University in Egypt and a few other Muslim organisations in London.
Unfortunately, nobody replied. In the end, he did his own fatwa and fasted according to the
time in Makkah.
Had today’s technology been around during that time, Syerrir would have been able to get his
answer within minutes.
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Today, the typical or (Global Urban Muslim) is able to access, practice and express their faith in radically different ways. The impact is not just limited to accessing information. It has changed how Muslims communicate, socialize, conduct business, to even how they find and order halal food.
Whether you identify yourself as a Millennial Muslim or Gummie is irrelevant. The fact remains that internet and technology has completely changed the lifestyle of Muslims living in the 21st century, regardless of age.
This change doesn’t happen organically just because the technology exists. There are real people who have put in a lot of hard work to leverage the internet and technology, in order to improve the lives of Muslims.
Today, I’d like to acknowledge just a few of them in this list.
This list is by no means in any order of importance or impact, nor is it not an exhaustive list. To cap the list at 70 names, the selection criteria have been based on three things:
Having said that, I’d also like to list a few additional resources that I believe have created an impact in the digital space for Muslims:
If you feel differently and believe that there is someone who really should be on this list or you know of another useful resource that is beneficial, then please mention them in the comments below!
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