Monday, September 9, 2013


Bismillahi Rahman ar-Raheem

Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu!

“Tell the believing men to lower their gaze and guard their modesty. That is purer for them. Indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what they do.” [Quran, 24:30]

“And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty….” [Quran 24: 31]

It's a bit disappointing to see people (men and women) having their pictures on the web. Particularly as profile pictures on social networking sites.

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 and Facebook especially, where people can get familiar with others very, very soon and the main reason behind intermixing 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 and 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.

Our Prophet Muhammad Sallalahi Alaihi Wasallam has said: "The Zina of the eye is the (lustful) look'' [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Again, actions depend on their intentions, so do it solely for the purpose of pleasing Allah and 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, In sha Allah.

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, In sha Allah.

Please share this message 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!

If any one does a righteous deed, it is for the benefit of his own soul; if he does evil, it works against his own soul. In the end will you all be brought back to your Lord.” [Qur’an 45:15]


  1. I have tried saying this on other forums and the "Muslims" want to do is complain and say I'm wrong. Phoenix told me this was wrong shortly into our marriage. It make sense. It is too easy for someone to take your photos and do stuff with them. People apparently are unable to see this. My problem is that I have a ex friend from high school who along with the rest of my graduating class in 2005 has a CD that has all our pictures from 11th grade/our senior trip we took uploaded onto her facebook. I've tried reporting them to facebook-nothing. I've tried asking her to take them down-nothing. I just hope that since I have tried everything I can think of that I won't get bad credit and go to hell for something that was done when I was a non-Muslim.

    1. MashaAllah sis, I really admire the lengths to which you've gone to get your pictures removed! May Allah really reward you. :)

    2. Of course it's not your fault once you've done all you could! I think people are so needy for the affirmation. Masha'Allah once you understand your worth as a woman you don't need any approval except Allah's.

  2. It make sense. It is too easy for someone to take your photos and do stuff with them.

  3. This is beautifully presented xx i had to share this in my facebook group for sisters in deen x

  4. Thanx for sucha wonderfull explanation.. I try hard to not upload pics on social media.. and i do not have any opposite gender in my friend list.. but when i see my fellow muslims posting pictures i get tempted and sometimes get so much desire of posting my pictures as well.. can you please give me some strong words of punishment given by Allah for doing sucha thing . May be that might help me