Saad reported earlier that Muxlim.com was close to launching a virtual world for muslims. That service has finally gone live – the place "Pal" is a Habbo Hotel like service where you can dress up your avatar and socialize with fellow world users.
I didnt think there was much value in a social environment for muslims where they can ‘virtually’ practice their faith. It doesnt make sense, in that even if the pious muslims in the world wish to have a place where they can express their beliefs and be rewarded for it, I still believe the world is that place. Despite all of this decade’s history so far, I still think the pious muslims still have a responsibility to show the world their nobility, peacefulness, nobility and more.
But then, I’ve also been seeing a lot of hatred online for the commmunity, and things like that tend to convert simple items into symbolisms for something greater. While a hijab may be a simple tool for protecting one’s piety, given enough bigotry against that stance and the hijab can suddenly become a symbol of a stance, personality, or being.
Virtual hijabs and virtual places to pray or socialize, thus, may become more than articles of faith but more of a stance that represents people’s right to exist. And they would certainly also be great commerce as virtual goods.
If someone tries it out, and finds a way to get compelled into visiting it again and again, please write out your review below.