Channel: Mufti Menk
“I want this content deleted! My sister would never want to be remembered for this. Nobody is helping us as a family.”
The email of a brother who lost his sister to Covid-19 leaving behind some embarrassing content on TikTok.
Be responsible. That’s my message.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah my brothers and sisters. A few days ago I received an email from a brother telling me that his sister had contracted Coronavirus COVID-19. And she passed away a few days earlier. May Allah give her genital dose, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant her the high and lofty rank and make it easy for her family. The matter he raised was that she had a presence online on tik tok in particular, where she did some silly things. And she was just as a teenager, she did some embarrassing things as well. And now that she's passed on, they feel she would not have liked that type of a legacy. She wouldn't have liked those embarrassing short videos to be something that
she's remembered for. So they tried to get it deleted. But unfortunately, they couldn't. They say they've contacted tic toc and whoever else to try and help them. But unfortunately, with no joy. Now, the point I want to raise is simple. My brothers, my sisters, my beloved children, when we use social media, use it in a way that if you were to die, for some reason, you would not be embarrassed about the content that you have put out there. Sometimes people do silly things just to gain a following. Sometimes people do that, which is very embarrassing, at times, even unacceptable, in order to gain the attention of people. If that is the case, ask yourself, would I be embarrassed if
this thing were to remain after I have died?
And definitely that would guide you. As a believer, we should do that which is good. We should do that which is not embarrassing if we were to die, and even if we did not die, but we need to be much more responsible when it comes to the use of social media, who would like a legacy to be left after them of that which is not good. So my brothers and sisters, I thought perhaps this very short message would inspire you to be much more responsible when it comes to social media. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us a good lesson, I pray for the sister who's passed on. I'm sure the almighty with all his mercy and kindness would definitely look at her with the eyes of mercy. But at
the same time, we also pray for the family through these very difficult days with people messaging them, some with very bad messages, yet it's not their fault at all. This could have happened to anyone. Let's use social media in a very responsible way and ask the almighty to grant us a death when he is pleased with us. Thank you so much for listening Giacomo lafaye salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.