Is social media haram? Today is the age of the internet and information technology. At this time, social media is ruling the online world with huge power and authority.
Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, etc. have become a daily necessity.
In the same way, personal blog sites, e-commerce sites and online-based platforms have become an integral part of our lives.
At this time, social media is a powerful and effective means of conveying any message to the masses in the fastest time.
It is so effective that if you post any article or video here, millions of people around the world will find it very easy.
And from day to day people continue to benefit from good and useful writing. This is how our online world and social media is going.
But after all this, the question that arises in our minds as pure Muslims is – is social media haram? Can Muslims use social media?
In this article you have read, we are discussing this question in detail. Hopefully, it will be fruitful for everyone.
Is social media haram?
Social media is not haram in essence. In other words, social media itself is not haram. Because there is no reason for it to be haram.
But it can be haram based on the actions and activities of social media users. Below are some examples of social media being forbidden.
One: If a person uses social media to watch bad videos like porn or dance or other pornographic videos, it will be haram for him.
Two: If someone uses social media to deceive someone. Or blackmailing someone or embezzling someone’s money will be haram.
Three: If someone shares untrue or obscene information on social media or writes something insulting Islam and its followers, then it will be haram.
In the same way, any other reason that leads to Haram will be Haram. Remember that only that particular person or group will be considered haram.
It is not forbidden for others to use it for good. They can use it well if they want. They will even get merit in return.
How to use social media in a halal way?
As we wander the online world, we see many articles or videos where public welfare issues are analyzed.
Or various Islamic issues are discussed. Those who are doing these things will not get any exchange? Of course, you will.
Even people who post Islamic writings or discussions do not survive in the world but millions of people are watching their writings and videos. They are benefiting from that.
So it goes without saying that social media is now a huge platform to use.
If the intention of those who write something for social service or for the benefit of Islam and Muslims is pure, if it is done for the sole purpose of gaining the pleasure of Allah, then he will get the same reward for all the people who will benefit from it.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said,
“If a person introduces a good Islamic practice and then acts accordingly, then the one who calls for the reward equal to the reward of the doer will be given. (Sahih Muslim)
But if you follow your own wrong decisions and instincts, social media will open the way to sin for eternity.
If anyone prohibits Islam on social media and online platforms obscenity, wickedness, depravity, shirk, Bidat, atheism, superstition, etc., he will suffer his sins forever.
Because these will exist forever in the net world and as many people will be affected by this and commit sins, even if they die, their sins will continue to accumulate in his record.