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Topic: Taqwa and Internet users
Posted By: seekshidayath
Subject: Taqwa and Internet users
Date Posted: 11 May 2010 at 10:14pm
Bismillah, Praise be to ALLAH (swt)

Taqwa and Internet users

Taqwa is the central concept running through the Quran and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (saw). It is translated normally as piety, or God fearing. In fact, Taqwa combines piety, God fearing and God consciousness.

1.God Fearing in Islam

Here fear should not be understood as scare, which is without any love or respect. But in Islamic context fear means.

a. Fear of the punishment of ALLAH on the day of Judgement.
b. Fear of the losing the blessings of ALLAH in this worldly life.
c. To be afraid of displeasing ALLAH.

2. God consciousness as the element of Taqwa

a. A person who has Taqwa is one who is most conscious about the things that displease ALLAH.

b. God consciousness is the core of the quality Taqwa. God consciousness is the quality of being conscious of the presence of ALLAH at all times.

ALLAH says:

"And He is with you (by His Knowledge) wheresoever you may be". (57:4)

"Truly, nothing is hidden from ALLAH, in the earth or in the heaven". (3:5)

"Verily, your Rubb is Ever Watchful (over them)". (89:14)

"O you who believe! Fear ALLAH as He should be feared". (3:102)

"So, keep your duty to ALLAH and fear Him as much as you can...'' (64:16)

Abu Hurairah (r.a) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, 'Verily, 'ALLAH, the Exalted, becomes angry, and His Anger is provoked when a person does what ALLAH has declared unlawful". [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Abu Hurairah (r.a) reported: Messenger of ALLAH (PBUH) recited, "That Day it (the earth) will reveal its news (about all that happened over it of good or evil).'' (99:4). Then he (PBUH) inquired, "Do you know what its news are?'' He was told: "ALLAH and His Messenger know better". He said, "Its news is that it shall bear witness against every slave man and woman they did on its back. It will say: `You did this and this on such and such day.' Those will be its news.'' [At-Tirmidhi]


Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “All the descendants of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent."

Posted By: seekshidayath
Date Posted: 11 May 2010 at 10:16pm
General Guidelines for Internet Users in light of having Taqwa

Today’s world is incomplete without Internet, and it is a necessity rather than a luxury, to keep up pace with the fast moving world. Islam encourages one to be in line with the existing times, but at the same time it has clearly set down the boundaries in all aspects of life. Like other thing use of Internet also has two aspects, which are either good or evil. A true Muslim knows where to draw the line as he is always one of those who are God conscious all the time.

Sheikh Hamed Ibn Abdullah El Aly pointed out some rules which a Muslim should always keep in mind while using Internet.

First: When a Muslim hears the call for prayer, he should rise up to the remembrance of ALLAH and not let anything take him away from answering that call. ALLAH says: “In houses that ALLAH ordered to be built and His name to be mentioned in them mornings and nights, men who are not diverted by trade or selling from the Remembrance of ALLAH, pray, give alms, fear a day where hearts and eyesight’s are diverted in all directions. (24:36-37)

Second: The Internet is a way for communication that is considered a double-edged weapon. When it provides benefit, it becomes a gift. And when it provides evil, it becomes a disgrace. Muslim should use the good side of this facility to serve his religion and life, rather than its evil side that corrupts his religion and life.

Third: It’s very important for internet users to protect their eyes from falling on prohibited scenes. The prohibited scene is considered Satan’s arrow, his weapon that he uses to spoil the Muslims heart by offering immediate pleasure, followed by long lasting feelings of remorse and regret. Watching scenes that ALLAH and His Rasool (saw) prohibited causes darkness in the heart, gloominess in the chest and heaviness and reluctance to perform actions of worshiping ALLAH. It deprives the soul of enjoying the sweetness of deep faith. By all means it is a tool that Satan uses to sugar coat sins with, and the moment one falls in this trap, Satan takes complete control of his heart, and play with it like a young boy who plays with a ball. The end is always a fatal loss.

Fourth: Don’t let the internet consume your effort and time for no value. That happens when you navigate between the various sites and online groups for long hours. You waste your precious lifetime hours. That time that you should devote for ibadah and people like your family, parents, children and relatives, or for your job where you earn the living for you and your dependants.

Fifth: Visit the Islamic Sites frequently. Visit the useful sites that add to your useful information, and widen up your scales of knowledge. Stay away from the sites that promote corruption to Belief or Morals, those groups that seek the spread of Fitnah or controversy, even if this is over religious issues. Bad controversy is of no avail. Don’t interfere in conversations with the enemies of Islam unless you have the necessary knowledge and power that enables you to handle this task. And if not, ask a scholar to handle it instead.

Sixth: Take caution against the chatting sites. They are traps for males and females to drag them into a prohibited relationship, which often starts by an innocent introduction and end up in mere pain and causes damage to life and faith.

Seventh: Its either you control or you get controlled by the trap of the internet. If you put it under your control, you take its benefit and shed away its harm. Hence Internet becomes a gift from ALLAH for your welfare. And if you fall under its control, it blurs your eyes with its glittering charm and temporary pleasures, steals your money, time, life and the duties your have towards your family and beloved ones. You become the prey without being aware of it. Save yourself from this trap before you are lost, and before it is too late.

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “All the descendants of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent."

Date Posted: 28 May 2013 at 7:35am important & benificial thread. jajakallah Khayr.

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Date Posted: 10 October 2013 at 12:38am
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