Be Careful With The People You Follow Online

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It is always important to know a few things about the people you follow online. Being an internet personality is easy to do today but not many are teaching something and when they are, it is incorrect. Any person can quote verses form the Qur’an and any person can quote Hadiths. Any person can speak or write well but is it with the correct knowledge? I see many people on my personal facebook page who have liked pages of groups and people but are teaching people to blindly follow their madhabs (schools of thoughts). They are teaching people that it is okay to make duaa (supplication) to people in the grave as they are intercessors for you and your duaa to Allah. They are teaching people that is okay to celebrate the Prophets birthday, when in fact, there is no clear evidence on the date he was born, when many scholars differed about it. Some say the 8th, some say the 10th, some say the 12th of Rabee Al Alwal and some even say, he was born in the month of Ramadan or Safar but it is known from hadiths that the prophet was in fact born on a Monday.

The Prophet Muhammad (Peace & Blessings Be Upon Him) was asked about fasting on Mondays and he said: “That is a day on which I was born and on it my mission began – or Revelation came to me.” [Muslim]

As muslims, it is important to know what types of personalities we are following online and what type of knowledge they spreading amongst the ummah. Just because they can speak well, doesn’t mean they wont misguide you. Be very careful who you take your knowledge from. Also be careful on whose status you raise up and whose words you glorify as well. Take this deen (religion) seriously and learn it from the authentic sources. Be balanced and know what is correct and what is incorrect, just so you aren’t blindly following that sheikh or imam. Be aware of the conferences you attend and who the speakers are. Some retreats are based on innovation, as I have seen with my own eyes, thanks to social media and camera phones.

In the end, we are responsible for only us and nobody else. Leave what is doubtful and follow what is correct, the straight path because you ask to be guided to the straight path everyday, 5 times a day when you recite Surah Al Fatiha in your salah and then say Ameen.

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3 thoughts on “Be Careful With The People You Follow Online

  1. Quran Surah Al-Hashr » aya 7

    وَمَا آتَاكُمُ الرَّسُولُ فَخُذُوهُ وَمَا نَهَاكُمْ عَنْهُ فَانْتَهُوا
    Accept what the Apostle gives you, and refrain from what he forbids,

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