Can i use Facebook?

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Assalaamu alaikum

I am a engineering student and have been given the responsibility of being a campus ambassador of a big IT company in our college. The resbonsibility includes that i promote various trainings and tests conducted by that company in our college campuses. As most of the students use facebook for online communication all the related information has to be posted on facebook.

I deleted my facebook profile following the blasphemy of rasul Allah conducted on facebook, after listening to the bayan of Mufti Taqi Usmani Sahab. 

Should I use facebook for the above said purpose or not. It involves no money.

Jazak Allah



In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Brother in Islaam,

The use of Facebook is permissible provided one does not violate the laws of Shari’ah while doing so. We do not know which lecture of Hadhrat Mufti Taqi Uthmani (Hafizahullaah) you refer to. Nevertheless, Facebook did not promote nor is it responsible for the blasphemy incident you refer to in the query.

In the enquired situation, you may use Facebook for the purpose in reference.

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

This answer was collected from Askimam.org, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.