Shaykh (Mufti) Ibraheem Desai (HA) on FaceBook Menace
In the name of Allāh, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Assalāmu alaykum wa Rahmatullāhi Wabarakātuh
The issue of Facebook and their latest antics against our Beloved Muhammad sallallāhu alayhi wasallam has angered and frustrated the Muslim Ummah. The reaction of the Muslim Ummah in the face of such blasphemy is appreciated. This malevolence is not foreign to Islam and the Muslims. During the time of our beloved Muhammad sallallāhu alayhi wasallam , individuals like Ka’ab Bin Ashraf , Abu Lahab, his wife and others were also guilty of defaming our Prophet sallallāhu alayhi wasallam. Their fate is known to all.
Our responsibility as Muslims and lovers of our beloved Muhammad sallallāhu alayhi wasallam is as follows:
1. To delete Facebook accounts and any other media that deems it acceptable to disrespect our beloved Rasoolullah sallallāhu alayhi wasallam and never to reactivate them again.
2. To inform others of the above as well.
3. Deleting facebook is one form of expressing our love for Rasoolullah sallallāhu alayhi wasallam . However, objective love of Rasoolullah sallallāhu alayhi wasallam is to inculcate his teachings in our life.
4. Make dua for guidance of the involved individuals.
لو كان حبك صادقا لأطعته
إن المحب لمن يحب مطيع
Had your love been true, then you would have surely obeyed him
For indeed, a lover is most obedient to his beloved
Let’s prove our obedience!!!
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Dārul Iftā, Madrasah Ināmiyyah