Decorum of Social media #2

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Ikram Sanaullah

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Salaam Alaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh

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Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah in Atma do who want to stay in who want to start a pharaoh who want me to be one of our Qawwali when I was a villa him in Sudan fusina amin sejahtera Molina, Maya de la la Modelo Allah familia aloha Deanna when I saw Dalai Lama hula hula Shetty Kala Wanda Donna segi Donna Maulana Muhammad Abdul hora solo ama bar photo Villa homina shaytani r rajim Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem Yeah, you're Latina amanu injure Hakuna gerakan fossa koombana in Futaba Yano and to Cebu comandi Johanna in photos before alhama fall to nadie min. So the como la

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respected a satisfy carrum Allah microm dear friends and my beloved elders in Islam. In the previous Byeon we spoke about how this oma has accepted change according to the time and according to the need of the time. And the new change which we as an oma have accepted is the change of social media. And we even spoke about the element which prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam looked at whenever implementing a change and that was the element of benefit and harm. If something was beneficial. Nabi sallallahu, Islam accepted it if something was harmful, he left it out. And then we even spoke about the Hadith where the Sahaba said that oh prophet of Allah, we want to stand on the

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streets don't snatch this from us. So prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that if you want to stand on the street, then learn the etiquettes of standing on the streets. So having said that, since this Omar has accepted this new change of social media, every adult, every elderly, every child is on social media, we need to learn the etiquettes of being on social media. The first thing which we need to learn is that what is our intention when we are using social media? Why are we there? Is it to stay updated with with what is happening around the globe? Is it to stay updated regarding the humanity around the globe? Is it to stay updated regarding brothers and sisters around

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the globe? Is it to learn something through internet or share good information through internet, if these are the intentions, then there is nothing wrong? It is permissible. In fact, it is good. But if the intention is something which is against the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. to flirt, to to back by to turn someone to gossip about someone, then we have to rectify our intention, we have to review and revive our intention. That is the first thing we have to keep in our mind. The second thing which we have to understand is that if we are going to use social media, then let us be there with our true identity, through status, and through information. Why should there be a need for a

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person to be there with a fake name, or with a fake personality? apart? You will see sometimes that a person is posing with a Ferrari car, but in reality, he doesn't even have a Toyota or he's posing with a mansion. In reality, he doesn't have a shelter. Why should they be a need for a person to show himself with two personalities? In fact, Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said minshall Nina's evil was from the worst of people are those with two phases. They show one phase to a group of people and then they show other phase to another group of people. And look at the hub. Look at the damage when we do that. Look at the damage. The first thing when you are doing that the

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first damage is that you are not happy with who you are. You're not happy with what Allah subhanho wa Taala has given you. So you are damaging your self confidence. That is the first half. The second half. You are engaging in deception. Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said mana Hashanah fillet sameena the one who has to deceive us is not from us. So you will see it's a trend It is normal. Sometimes you will just receive an email saying that I'm so and so and such and such a female with three kids and they will even send you a picture of a beautiful woman. When in reality that person you're talking to is a man and then he will tell you that you know if you could send me

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some money so that I can travel to you and I can settle down with you. So that is deceiving. And it happens amongst the youngsters a lot. You will see one boy talking to another boy

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Thinking that it's a girl, but he's talking to another boy, it is happening. So if we do that, we are falling under the Hadith, which Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned, Manohar, Shanna fillet, Salman. Now, the one ways to deceive us is not from us, that is the second damage of not showing your true identity and through and not putting too information on social media. Coming to the third point, which we have to keep in our mind, if we are going to be on social media, we have to consider that just because we own social media. It does not give us the authority or the right to be abusive, to turn someone to gossip to backbite regarding someone it doesn't give us that right.

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Mufti Shafi Rahmatullah usually a great scholar Grand Mufti of Pakistan. When he spoke about the ethics of media, he writes that just because you have the power of pen of using a pen and you can write the way you want, it doesn't give you the authority to backbite or to taunt others. Everything which is impermissible through our speech is impermissible through social media through texting, Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, la Yatta, bada boom, Bada you shouldn't take bite one another. It's not a good thing. You know, I was listening to Maulana O'Brien bombs ban a great scholar of South Africa. He mentioned he mentioned in his biography, that there was a media desk

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media company in South Africa known as the newsletter, when initially they started this media.

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This this platform, they had a section for comments so that people could share their views. And they could share ideas with each other. But people are so immature, the comments used to be so immature, that they had to stop that section. There were no more comments remaining, they're there to stop that section. So we have to become mature in what we are going to say or speak or write through social media. The other important thing which we have to know and this is an important point, respected elders and friends, I will ask for your extra attention. Allah Allah says in the Holy Quran, waka De Luca jalna como matanga SATA. They're all oma of Prophet Muhammad, we have made you a

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balanced tumor with made you a moderate oma, what does that mean? That in whatever you are doing, have a moderate approach. Any information you are sharing on social media think? Is it significant? Is it valuable? Is it going to benefit someone, if not, then there is no need of forwarding it. And so hannula this new trend of informing others that I was the first one to know this, and I was the first was first one to inform regarding this has created so much of damage in the society, only if we could understand. I will tell you about a fresh incident A few years ago, and I'm mentioning this incident because I interact with that family, and one member of the family still shows bitterness

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towards the community. Because of the way the metal was dealt.

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A few years ago, one brother passed away, he passed away in a place which was away from his house, the brothers when when the information came, the brothers reached there to to to pick up the my yet. And when they were there, Allahu Akbar,

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a purse, you know, the scenario was such the person was lying down on the on the sofa, and there was blood dripping from his chest.

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And there was no t shirt on him. So as we reach there, I'm there and listening to these other brothers saying that you know what, this brother had had a habit of smoking weed, and he was on drugs. So possibly possible that that is that is something which might have affected him. And that is why he must have passed away like this, because the scenario was created in such a way as if he has passed a natural death. So regardless of that, that's a different topic of on its own. The Maya was brought to the hospital to verify the doctor checked, and he found a scar behind on the head. And he said this is not a natural death. This is a murder. The moment he said that the moment he

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said that in the next two to three minutes. All the photos of this minute and all the information was in all the WhatsApp groups. All the WhatsApp groups. The wife is waiting at home she still doesn't know that this is what has happened. And she gets to know from a whatsapp group. Imagine the pain she must have gone through.

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Imagine the pain she must have gone through and she's still shows bitterness towards the community.

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She says that in my moment of tragedy, in my moment of pain, people were doing this on social media. So we have to be very careful on what we share on social media. Sometimes an accident takes place. A young man passes away, the father and mother are still grieving over the passing away of the son. And what are we busy doing instead of going to the father and mother and telling them that we are there for you as a son, what are we doing? We are sharing the photos of the car, this is how it was damaged, this was done this is the this is how the my It was a long walk, but we have to think about it. It causes pain to the people who are afflicted in this calamity. So let us be very careful when

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sharing information on social media. And if this is the matter regarding worldly matters if this is the story regarding worldly matters, what more about Dini matters. What more about Quran or Hadith or a quote which we refer to the Prophet of Allah sometimes will get an insight will receive an Islamic information will forward it without verifying, sometimes we should know that where it is coming from they might be damaged in forwarding that information. And prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said that monka de Vallejo Mata Mata Ahmed unforgettable Maka domina na. If someone has to refer an information towards me towards me, and in reality, I'm not the one who has

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said it, then that person should find his place in Ghana. So Allah we have to be very careful look at this ID. It's a strong idea from Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So that is another aspect we have to be very careful about. Basically, to verify before we amplify Allah, Allah says in the Holy Quran yachiyo alladhina amanu injure Kumasi can be nothing further by you know, if someone has to come to you with a news for the by you know, verify, verify on to Cebu calm and be Johanna you might end up creating chaos for to Spiro allama file to demean and by the time you realize you will be left with nothing but regret at that module Jebel radi Allahu Allah who said that Prophet

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Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that if someone utters a word, and he thinks that there is no consequences for the words that he has uttered, then that person should make a place for himself in jahannam, because of that particular word, he has added,

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you know, I was reading this one article in India, we you must have also heard it in India, it was on social media that so and so person committed such a sin because of which he changed into an animal and he is in this hospital. So all the people in India they went to that hospital, they broke the gates they broke the windows and everything to go inside and find this person and when they went inside, there was nothing like that. Oh, you must have read that message. It comes out every other week that this Saturday the Quran is going to be banned in Germany. This Saturday the Quran is going to be banned in Denmark, which Saturday my province. So let us be careful when we are forwarding the

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sensitive information. The other thing which we have to learn about is that let us not become addictive and glued to this tool which Allah subhana wa Taala has gifted us, Allah tala gifted us with social media in order to connect to the people around the globe, not to disconnect ourselves from the people who are retired who are seated right next to us as a tabula rasa, tala who used to say that I do not regret of any other day than the day in which I do not remember what subhanho wa Taala so it shouldn't happen that because of social media or because of our smartphones, we end up in the same damage may Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us May Allah subhanho wa Taala teach us all the

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etiquettes in Allah subhanho wa Taala give us the ability to practice on whatever has been said. I mean, walk through the 100 Allah here or below the mean