When Humaira Mubeen graduated from college in 2012, she fumbled around for a place that felt true to her.
A pop-culture-and-tech-savvy millennial with liberal values and a strong attachment to her Islamic faith, she’s a hybrid of different identities. There was a lot of dialogue about relationships: How do you go about finding someone who is like you?
Previous victims have included Beautiful and e Harmony, among others.
I met good person in this site, I am deleting my profile. Al'hamdu li Llah, Thanks to ALLAH and thank to your help I got married. Please would you kindly my profile because I have already found my second half. We have so much in common that every day feels like in heaven.
But when sign-ups flooded in, Mubeen realized that her “lighthearted, jokey” personal project, with its sweet mustachioed logo, had become a mecca for modern, hybridized Muslims like herself.
Last May, her team released an i OS version of the app called Ishqr, billed as “a platform to connect young and multifaceted Muslims.” Ishqr joins a host of new Muslim dating apps.The Muslim Match website is not currently accessible to users, having put up a notice stating it is taking a short break for Ramadan, and had not responded to queries at the time of publication.Muslim Match has become the latest in a growing list of dating or match-making sites to suffer a data breach.Some of the private messages contain Skype handles and other potentially sensitive information.Troy Hunt has already added data from the leak to his breach notification site “Have I Been Pwned? Circumstantially, evidence such as the format of leaked data suggests that SQL injection may have been used in the attack.But then she discovered a group of like-minded friends on a tiny listserv called “Mipsterz” — Muslim Hipsters — and began to create a community of her own.* “The listserv started as a joke,” she says — but it soon became much more. ” A year later, those conversations led Mubeen to create the website Hipster Shaadi, its name playing off the Indian matrimonial site shaadi.com, a favorite platform of immigrant parents wanting to fix up their American children with nice Muslim prospects back home.For millennial Muslims of South Asian extraction, Shaadi — with its tone-deaf profiles in awkward English and requests for “wheatish or fair complexions only” — is usually invoked as a punch line.Hackers have leaked the personal details of 150,000 users of the Muslim Match website after breaking into the niche dating portal.Almost 150,000 user credentials and profiles, as well as more than 700,000 private messages between users, were posted online.You meet two or three people and marry one of them instead of taking the time to meet many people and get an understanding of what you like.Minder is a platform to do that.” “In America, the expectation of what a marriage is is very different than in more traditional, conservative societies,” he says.