Assalamu alaikum dear brothers and sisters,
It is with heavy heart but with much hope that I have to tell you that Islamic-Dictionary.com is going to be sold soon and it is your right to know this as my loyal visitors and members of the website.
Islamic-Dictionary.com started off in 2004 when we realized that Muslims were increasingly using Arabic, Urdu and Farsi words written with Latin characters in their articles, misusing them in regular discussion and mispronouncing them and no-one was there to tell them the correct meaning of the words or tell them how to correctly spell or pronounce the words. Yes there were some lists of words here and there and there were dictionaries online as well but they were disparate, lacked audio and most importantly they were just lists of words. This prompted the creation of Islamic-Dictionary.com where a person could quickly search for a word and get the meaning, how to write it in its' native language (usually Arabic) and even hear how to pronounce it. The past 8 years we have had close to 10 million searches on the website and alhamdulillah it has been increasingly successful.
A few months ago I was contacted by someone who was interested in buying the site... Yusuf Islam! The artist formly known as Cat Stevens. OMG! This famous nasheed singer had visited the site a few weeks ago and was so impressed that he emailed me so I phoned him up the other day and had a discussion. I didn't believe it was him at first but I soon got him to sing Moon Shadow to prove his identity and it was definitely him!
It has been great running the website and helping the community but now I leave you in the more capable hands of Yusuf and bid you all farewell. Thank you all.
- The Webmaster
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