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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Half Our Deen - Sign up page is up

Bismillah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem,

I'm excited with the progress of Half Our Deen so far. About two months ago, we decided to scratch what we had so far and decided to start over. The Half Our Deen project is the biggest budget I have worked on (about $32k) and so far they have programmed over 250 pages of code. Yeah, I could have just paid a few thousand dollars and got a vanilla matchmaking site like everyone else but that would be pointless.

My goal with Half Our Deen was to take what was out there and take it to another level. I basically listed everything I disliked about the other sites and decided to do those things completely differently. If the other sites work for you, then don't waste your time with Half Our Deen, but for those who want something completely different, then InshAllah I think Half Our Deen is going to be nice surprise.

Yesterday, we put up the email notification page up for those who wanted to be notified when the site launches. The link to the site is http://www.halfourdeen.com

We're on track to launch in June InshAllah
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At March 18, 2010 5:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


this is truly great news. could you give us some information about the features of the website, or is it a surprise?


At March 18, 2010 5:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, are you taking suggestions for the website as to features and stuff if we have some ideas?

At March 18, 2010 11:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At March 19, 2010 3:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sooo excited its not even funny! :D

At March 19, 2010 8:00 AM, Blogger Baba Ali said...

walaikum salam,

as far as the features to site, we made a video which will explain all the main features/benefits that will clearly stand Half Our Deen apart from the other sites inshAllah. As far as future ideas, the site will be linked to the Half Our Deen blog where you can post your ideas/suggestions inshAllah.

I'm excited about this project too.

At March 19, 2010 1:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's unique!.u got some tallents out there.
keeping doing what you doing i really find it intersting


Jazaaka Laahu khayr


At March 20, 2010 3:03 AM, Blogger Izyana Hariffin said...

Assalamu'alaikum ww

"we decided to scratch what we had so far and decided to start over"

do you mean that the old one wasn't good enough in certain areas?

or it was just technical problems..


At March 20, 2010 4:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu alaikum wa rahamatullah wa barkatahu

Well done!!!!!!
May allah reward you with Jannatul firdaos, you and your team, and all your family!!

I am so excited too!!!
couldnt stop smiling/laughing!!

But JUNE, that's far. Anyway,I will just use these three months left to "fix myself up".
may Allah make us patient.

May Allah make it a success. Ameen

At March 21, 2010 5:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


maybe you should have a "report abuse" icon on you blog, so that we can easily report vulgar posts such as the one above (the one by anonymous on March 20, 2010 5:09 PM)

At March 21, 2010 6:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the informationI really liked it


At March 22, 2010 1:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good day!
My name is Tom, I live in Fort Worth, TX.

I am here to network / interact with other people for sharing knowledge, discussing ideas, seeking advice, find business partners & the like.


At March 23, 2010 7:52 AM, Blogger Saba said...

What do you mean by half our deen?

At March 23, 2010 11:00 AM, Blogger Saba said...

It's interesting that you mentioned Vanilla; as it's scent reminds me of my uncle from Texas.

At March 25, 2010 8:57 PM, Blogger Baba Ali said...

thank you for all the comments.

to answer our question regarding why we scratched it the first time...

we launched the site for one day and then shut it down the same day because of numerous reasons. one of the reasons is because the server couldn't technically handle the amount of people. another reason is that we discovered some of the coding was not up to par. so the same day we launched it, we shut it down and refunded everyone (even though no one asked for it).

We ended up losing thousands of dollars in that one day.

I told my business partner that I much rather lose thousands of dollars than to lose the trust of thousands of people.

Then we decided to drop our current programmers and hire the best programmers we could get our hands on and of course that came with a big price tag. ($22,000). I told my partner if the site is solid, then people tell others about it so lets build it the best we can and let the product sell itself InshAllah. In Jan we started building it and so far hundreds of page of code has been done. We are on schedule and looking forward to launching in June, InshAllah.

All we can do it put in the effort and try to do it the best we can. The success we leave in Allah (swt) hands.

At March 26, 2010 5:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

jazakallah brother Baba Ali,

i think this is a great service you are doing for the Muslim community. May allah make it easy for you and bless you through this project.

At March 27, 2010 8:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi everyone

I just wanted to say hi to everyone!



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