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Be honest with yourself...

Assalamu Alaikum. It's a bit disappointing to see people (men and women) having their pictures on the web. And here on twitter as their profile pictures.

Be completely honest with yourself: Why do you want your picture displayed for everyone to see? Do you honestly think that it's an Islamic thing to do? On Twitter especially, people can get

familiar with others very, very soon and the main reason behind intermixing here is by the profile pictures. It's obvious that the picture you'd want to upload is one of the best shot you have of yourself and there's obviously going to be a possibility of strangers being attracted to your picture & if they do, you are responsible for their sinning too.

Islam has asked both men and women to lower their gazes & having pictures of yourself displayed is certainly not going to help others lower their gaze, and if they are attracted to your picture, it might be something Allah will be angry about. None of us would obviously want to be the reason behind Allah wrath, may Allah save us!

Sisters who have their pictures uploaded: It's a terribly dangerous thing to do. You have absolutely no idea how many feeling you may be arousing in the hearts of strangers. You are accountable for them seeing your pictures too. Do you think it's worth any risk?

Brothers who have their pictures uploaded: Women have eyes too, so they could obviously get attracted to you. In not having your picture displayed, you are in fact helping women to lower their gazes too. 

Again, actions depend on their intentions, so do it solely for the purpose of pleasing Allah & make the intention right now that you are going to take off any pictures you have uploaded and Allah will undoubtedly make your task easier for you InshaAllah.

Remember that doing something even after knowing it's wrong is a mighty sin. Please take this bit of advice. It won't be difficult. After all, what is the point of having your pictures displayed for everyone to see? We all have to maintain modesty as much as we can shouldn't we? This is a massive step towards the modesty of us, and modesty of all the Muslims too InshaAllah.

Please retweet this because if this is going to bring about a change in someone, you will be rewarded for it too by Allah's grace. Knowledge is something that should be passed on, so please do let others know about this too.

May Allah accept all of us and give us the strength to control our desires and show us a clear distinction between what is right and wrong.. Aameen!

Hadeeth Newsflash

Reported by K`ab bin Malik (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "Two hungry wolves sent in the midst of a flock of sheep are no more destructive to them than a man's greed for wealth and fame is to his Deen.'' [At-Tirmidhi]

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