The danger of Facebook

Since 2012-12-23

This is in reality a website for scandals, spying and exposing peoples' privacies...

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Praise be to Allah and peace be upon the messenger of Allah..........

Facebook website which is used for peoples' acquaintance and social relations, is considered the most important hypothetical community on the internet whereas its users number all over the world reached 200 million till now. The Arab users ratio is high, as there are 900,000 user of Egypt, 250,000 of Saudi Arabia and 300,000 of Lebanon. This website is available in forty language and they are planning for launching another sixty language, also this website witnesses a steady increase especially from the Arab world.

The problem isn't in the existence of a website for people to know each other but it lies in what happens after this acquaintance, between whom and the aims behind it . There are tens of thousands of groups who are participating in different fields which some of which are dirty. The ratio of female users in this website reached 70% of the total number of users.

The management of this website openly presents its members' information even for search engines (such as Google and yahoo) to build an international electronic guide that contains the greatest amount of information and personal details(CV, telephone numbers, members ID...etc) for its members, therefore this website is really a way for stealing information concerned with the persons who unconsciously join this website, consequently anybody makes a search on the network, he will reach the information registered on this website. Also if the website was provided with medical or academic records, tax invoices, banking accounts, credit cards or personal secrets, they all could be liable to disclosure.

This website faced an international criticism as a result of disregarding its members' privacy and exploiting their pictures, details and social activities by selling them to international marketing companies . Also it watches the members' activities in different fields, blogs and groups and then publish them without any kind of privacy, as the stipulations mentioned in the website, which are neglected by a lot of its members, make it impossible to cancel the personal details and enable the website of using them freely . Therefore, the website was used for a lot spying works, it was even used by Jews to collect information about some Arab communities and sensitive affairs. Some European countries were awaken for banning this website as the Ontario government, Canada, some ministries in Australia and Munex university in the united states.

This is in reality a website for scandals, spying and exposing peoples' privacies, therefore;

Firstly: our Muslim brothers be aware !! why do you access to this site ? what is the aim of your access?

Secondly :what is the information that you will write down there?

Thirdly :Are there any family or private secrets?

How can a woman put her picture on that site while she knows that it can easily be seen ?

Muslim shouldn't be carried away by this website talking about his own privacies and declaring his secrets which may cause harms to him. Also the conditions and instructions of the website should be known, and even translated if it was in English, to be aware of the bad conditions. Because the children are exploited and then molested by immoral people, the website management has added forty programs to protect the children from sexual offense.

Really, this website contains very dangerous things and uncalculated openness, the Almighty Allah says "Tell the believing men to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts). That is purer for them. Verily, Allâh is All-Aware of what they do. And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts)…" [An-Nur: 30,31 ]

{قُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَغُضُّوا مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِمْ وَيَحْفَظُوا فُرُوجَهُمْ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ أَزْكَىٰ لَهُمْ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا يَصْنَعُونَ ﴿٣٠﴾ وَقُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ يَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِنَّ وَيَحْفَظْنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ}

Transliteration: Qul lilmumineena yaghuddoo min absarihum wayahfathoo furoojahum thalika azka lahum inna Allaha khabeerun bima yasnaAAoona (30) Waqul lilmuminati yaghdudna min absarihinna wayahfathna furoojahunna

The prohibited acquaintance between males and females, exchanging photos, images love and heart fondness disease are all easily made through this website. Our righteous ancestors said "fondness is a movement of a an empty heart", one of the website users said " I had romantic conversations with more than 100 girls and I also met some of them."….. where is our closing for the door of seduction?

Where is our prevention for the conversations that lead to prohibited relations?

The Muslim girl should fear Allah and keep her chastity, as the danger now is not restricted on the access and be acquainted to everybody but a lot of girls lost their chastity and honour, a lot of persons lost their dignity and religion, a lot of words that scarify shyness were mutually said and the good manners that our Islamic shariah has taught us were forgotten. Nowadays, fathers and mothers don't pay attention to their sons and daughters' behaviours and don't rightly perform their supervision on them.

A lot of lists are comprised in this website(Facebook), so we should ask ; why do they comprise these lists? And what will be you aim when you make your list? Who are the members that you will add on it?

Dear brothers and sisters, also there are spying works on this website, and the Almighty Allah says " O you who believe! Avoid much suspicion; indeed some suspicions are sins. And spy not…" [Al-Hujurate: 12].

{يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اجْتَنِبُوا كَثِيرًا مِّنَ الظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعْضَ الظَّنِّ إِثْمٌ ۖ وَلَا تَجَسَّسُوا }

Transliteration: Ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo ijtaniboo katheeran mina alththanni inna baAAda alththanni ithmun wala tajassasoo

The prophet also prohibited spying on other people as he said "whoever followed up his Muslim brother's faults, Allah follows up his fault and exposes him even if within his house" [Al-Albani said "sound Hadith".]
«ومن كشف عورة أخيه المسلم كشف الله عورته حتى يفضحه بها في بيته»

What is the sharih ruling for the case of following up peoples' faults and secrets?

The case of intrusion upon others, contradicts the prophet's orders as he said "one of the signs of person's good Islam, is that his leaving for what doesn't belong to him."
«من حسن إسلام المرء تركه ما لا يعنيه»

So it is obligatory upon the Muslim to keep the secrets of his Muslim brother or sisters and not to expose them. Also the Muslim society looks like one body, so when you see your Muslim brother is drawn to the seduction of these websites, you should awaken and advice him because this websites' seduction is one of the devil's ways, so how can you support the devil or agree to be one of his soldiers who seduce your Muslim brothers.

Muslim doesn't agree to reveal one of his own family secrets, therefore he should keep the secrets of his Muslim brothers the same .

These websites (Facebook and others) are wasting our times in addition to causing many kinds of harms, so we should be aware of these bad behaviors. Also we should avoid taking photos everywhere and then past them here and there, we should fear Allah because these photos especially women photos shouldn't be put to be devoured by peoples' eyes .

All these programs whether in this site or the other sites, should be directed to useful things such as exchanging useful information, useful researches or using them in calling to Islam, for example anyone can form groups with a noble purpose that serves our religion, the prophet (peace be upon him ) said "be keen on what gives you benefit" [Reported by Muslim].
«احرص على ما ينفعك»
So where is our useful investment for the available chances to call to Allah's way and guiding people to the right ? why didn't we put the useful audio, video and text files to give benefit for others.

We invoke Almighty Allah to guide us to the right path and use us for guiding people to the right and to bestow His forgiveness on us and upon all Muslims .

Peace be upon you all.


Written by sheikh / Muhammad Bin Saleh Al-Monged.



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