“Modern day breakthrough in technology “if anything deserves that title it’s the internet. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of private, public and academic networks linked by wireless and optical networking technologies. One of the many pros of internet is social media. Social media has brought together millions of people for business, economical and academical purposes. We live in an era where massive amount of information is available to anyone and everyone. This is also the reason why some people cherry pick and misinterpret information available on the internet, creating a huge deal about it. We need to watch out for that one!
We can benefit from social media tremendously and convey the message of Islam, especially in Ramadan when people spend hours and hours of their time on social networking sites. For instance, you can enroll in an online social community where they teach Quran or Hadith. You can potentially share Islamic messages with billions of people around the world. There are some amazing YouTube channels which can enlighten you on Islamic history. It is a relatively inexpensive way to give people around the world an opportunity to ask questions or to take a peek at our history or simply an intro as to what Islam actually is.
A lot can be achieved through social networking, but make sure you take out time for worshiping Allah swt in this blessed month as its the month of worship and it only makes sense that we worship in it.
Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said,
“There are two blessings which many people waste: health and free time.”
Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6049
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari
عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ نِعْمَتَانِ مَغْبُونٌ فِيهِمَا كَثِيرٌ مِنْ النَّاسِ الصِّحَّةُ وَالْفَرَاغُ
6049 صحيح البخاري كتاب الرقاق باب لا عيش إلا عيش الآخرة
Let’s be one of those who take this advice seriously and strive to improve themselves.
Let’s be the one of those who try to change themselves for the better and spread the goodness.