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Q: I need naseehah if I should deactivate my Facebook account or not. This account has been helpful for my deen as through it I give many islamic posts. And I follow people who posts islamic posts , joined different islamic groups. Even I have joined groups where muftis give dars about islam, iman, aqaid, history of hadeeth, importance of adab etc and also they take quiz and give marks and they don’t show their face.I am in a group where the 30th para and amal surah are targets to be memorized, so it is also benifitting me. But sometimes I become lazy and spend much time on facebook scrolling, reading Islamic posts. Nowadays I started to stalk people’s (mahram) profiles which I don’t want to do but I still do it and waste my time watching their photos and posts. So I have deactivated it temporarily. Should I deactivate it completely?


A: From our experience we have found that this type of technology and social media has got more harm than benefit.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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