Why support My Islam?
As a small, self-funded team, we’ve learned how to do a lot with very little.
We started just over 3 years ago, and by the will of Allah (سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ) our site is ranked among one of the most visited faith and belief sites in the entire world. We’ve put a lot of effort into producing written educational content covering topics people are looking for answers to. We’ve also created a suite of educational tools to help practicing Muslims.
This graph shows our entire website traffic since inception.
For the first year no one knew we existed, we wrote many articles and developed the first version of our online Quran.
We had a few loyal readers who gave us encouraging feedback (thanks mom) and we just kept working with faith. We like to call the initial phase of our existence the power of sabr.
Since then we have been working diligently and consistently showed month over month improvement. We also developed the Tasbih Dhikr web app, Qibla direction finder. We’re also working on a prayer times app and free Qur’an note-taking software. You can see changes in our online Qur’an.
OLD:Simple: Just Arabic text, translation, transliteration.
– Word by word highlighting with audio
– Word by word translation on select.
– Word by word transliteration on select.
– 10 translations, 2 different languages.
– Change Font Size
– Change Audio speed
– Read Tafsir / Commentary on any verse from two sources.
– Improved navigation and design.
AN IMPORTANT INSIGHT
We realized if you want to control the narrative and show people the beauty of Islam you have to own the spaces where they go to learn.
Social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Instragram, and Twitter create somewhat of an echo chamber, their algorithms push things they believe would keep users on their platform. This usually results in confirmation bias – people seeing what they want to see and channels they’ve already subscribed to.
The space where people go to learn and explore a topic is Google. This is an important arena where showing up first matters as you’re given the opportunity to make a lasting impression. Getting the authentic answer can guide someone who’s lost and save their faith, providing them hope and solace through religion.
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In the graph below it shows we currently own 19,351 spots in the top 3 positions in Google and 19268 in 4-10. Compared to last year we reported 3231 in top 3, representing a 598% increase.
A year in review
My Islam Stats 2020 vs 2021
Alhamdulillah, with an expanding team we experienced massive growth this past year. We share these numbers with our supporters to let you know of our global impact.
You can view the same graphic created in 2021 and how it compares to the present-day My Islam with updated values.
We are most pleased with the 377% increase in total time spent reading and learning about the Qur’an on our site. We attribute this to the new interface that incorporates audio, various translations, cleaner organization, word-by-word follow along, videos, and uniquely created PDFs.
“The best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it.”
Sahih al-Bukhari 5029
We humbly ask if you’re able to donate to consider supporting our organization.
We have no sponsors, VCs, and don’t do display ads / banners on our site to respect our readers.
This of course has it’s downside as we don’t maximize profits but that’s not our goal. We want this site to benefit the reader and a good user experience is part of that. But for this to be possible we need a small group of sustainers.
99.99% of people who benefit from our site don’t support it monetarily (which is completely fine), we ask that you be different and consider being part of the 0.01% who allow for it to better for the rest of us. Insha-Allah with your support we won’t ever have to break the promise of no ads.
The Prophet (ﷺ) said:
“A person who leads others to doing what is good will earn the same reward as those who do it.”
Our goal this Ramadan is to raise $3000 in monthly recurring donations. This will not only sustain us but fund the projects planned.
1. Human sounding A.I generated voice-over to create audio for tafsir
Tafsir of ayah 1:1:
One of the many practices taught by Islam is that its followers should begin their activities in the name of God. This principle, if consciously and earnestly followed, will necessarily yield three beneficial results. First, one will be able to restrain oneself from many misdeed, since the habit of pronouncing the name of God is bound to make one wonder when about to commit some offence how such an act can be reconciled with the saying of God’s holy name. Second, if a man pronounces the name of God before starting good and legitimate tasks, this act will ensue that both his starting point and his mental orientation are sound. Third – and this is the most important benefit – when a man begins something by pronouncing God’s name, he will enjoy God’s support and succour; God will bless his efforts and protect him from the machinations and temptation of Satan. For whenever man turns to God, God turns to him as well.
2. Quranic Videos
This was a time-intensive project but we’re close to finishing now.
3. Free Quran Note-taking Software
How about a free Qur’an note-taking software / journal? The ability to note only favorite your verses by add your own commentary, notes. Categorize and organize your notes by topic? See the demo below.
4. Android and IOS app of My Islam
We want to take our existing technology and make an Android and IOS app making the Qur’an and Islamic content more accessible.
5. NEW Educational GUIDES:
A person can only see the truth through the pursuit of knowledge. Emotions and passions take us away from the truth. Only through reasoning and intellect can we be freed. We constantly reinvest the funds into creating new Islamic content. Some guides we want to create:
1. Prophet Stories
2. A new Muslims Guide to Islam
3. Hajj and Umrah Guide
4. Biography of Prophet Muhammad
5. Categorize the Qur’an by topics (Qur’an verses on love, life, marriage etc)
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