Channel: Bilal Philips
June 15, 2016
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I'd like to welcome you to another in our series, Ramadan picks.
In this segment, we're going to be looking at social media,
social media, which has become so much a part of our lives. Many of us are addicted to it, or somebody took away our smartphones, we can't hardly function anymore. We don't have time to communicate, we are lost inside of these devices. On one hand, for a Muslim, this is not a good thing. Because the prophet may God's peace and blessings be upon him and told us at dunya melona. This world addiction to the things of this world is a curse. So we do need to handle our devices for social media in a very
positive and calculated way. We can't just just do it whenever we feel like however we feel like. So we have the choice of either making our social media experience, something which is going to be on a scale of good deeds are something which is not going to be on a scale of good deeds.
We have to decide beforehand, we're already caught up. We can't live without our phones, at least when we're going on the phones, we should be conscious of the impact which This phone has on ourselves, as well as on others. There's so much information there. So much corruption there. Some people call it instead of the internet, they call it the fitna net.
So we best should say Bismillah. Before we even get on. Before we turn it on the side, we say Bismillah. Now if we are not able to say Bismillah, this is telling us something, we're going on with the wrong intention, there is no harm and keep in contact with your friends, your circle, certain programs etc. There's no harm, but we have to make sure that whatever we are interacting with is from the holiday.
So that our presence on the net will be inshallah, on our scale of good deeds, on the day of judgment.
We are in the month of Ramadan.
And this is the month in which the Prophet sallahu wa sallam used to do more good than any other month, he would go out of his way to do additional good things. Because of that the scholars hold that this month has a greater reward for the good done in it, while one is in a state of fasting.
So similarly, and this month, we should spend more time visiting Islamic sites increasing our Islamic knowledge, sharing this knowledge with others, this is the month of fasting. So as we fast in the other areas of our life, fast from certain things, which are in fact halau. But they help us to avoid the Haram
in this time. Also, as much as we can avoid things which are no benefit, they may not be harmful. But they're of no benefit in this month. Let's put extra time in going to good, beneficial and useful sites. That's in keeping with the spirit of Ramadan. Because Ramadan is about abstinence, avoiding
strengthening our will to avoid what the law has prohibited. We have to be very careful about
our presence on the net, because
it has a ripple effect. Building up in time over time to something potentially huge, either good or evil. So one little thing that we might do, and we pass it on to others that click going to the site that we shouldn't have gotten
And passing it on to others. This impacts on other people, our contacts. And there are so many other issues going on in the background on the net, we always have to keep in mind that what we may consider to be very small right now can turn out to be something huge, hugely evil on the Day of Judgment.
Or, if we do something good right now, it can turn out to be something hugely good on the Day of Judgment. So let's be very careful about this point.
So let us take this opportunity
to focus during this month, in our use of the social media in a way which is beneficial for ourselves, and especially for others. So let's try to engage in some dour whether we're reaching out to our friends during this month, that send them specific messages, which encourage them to be actively engaged in spreading the word of Allah spreading the message of Islam to others. So, we have to take this opportunity which Allah has given us, this month, the holy month of Ramadan, and earn for ourselves through it the maximum possible benefit while utilizing the social media, in all of its various forms. With that, we hope that Allah will bless our efforts make our presence on the
net, a blessed presence, one which allow we'll put on our scale of good deeds. With that their viewers. Thank you for being with us this segment of Ramadan picks Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh