Q: Is it wrong for a wife to keep a simple smartphone when she doesn’t take photos or have any social media accounts such Instagram or Snapchat etc.? Also, just to have the most basic plan on that phone so she can just communicate with her family and female friends?
A: On account of the abundance of fitnah, suspicion and vice, we feel that the safest thing for a Muslim is to do away with all these gadgets. They start off very innocently and then the lines of innocence are very quickly invaded.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)