BENEFIT: THE BROADCAST YOURSELF GENERATION - ADVICE FOR BLOGGERS AND SOCIAL MEDIA ENTHUSIASTS - By Abū Khadījah 'Abdul-Waahid
Transcribed by Wafa Bint Houssam
And upon that note, in sha' Allah, there's a question here, really that Abū Iyaḍ حفظه الله تعالى is more suitable for answering regarding publishing online and people using blogs and social media and so on and I think I've touched upon that anyway to be honest with you.
That any individual that sets up a twitter account and starts writing or (a) Facebook account and starts writing, he should fear Allah and not put himself into Fitna (trials/tribulations). Whether it be a brother or a sister. Yes if you have a twitter account follow the Salafi Duaat (callers) and follow the Salafi ṭulaab (students) and follow the Salafi scholars because you will get benefit, in sha' Allah.
For example, you follow the account of; Abū Iyaḍ or our brother Abū Ḥakīm or our brother Kashiff Khan or our brother Abdul Ḥasan Malik, Anwar Wright, Umar Quinn - follow their accounts. These are just from the ṭulaab (students). From the mashayaakh of course there's; Shaykh 'Ubayd al Jabiree, Shaykh Fawzan, Shaykh Ibn Uthaymīn, Shaykh Ibn Baz; all of them have accounts, right.
So follow their accounts on Twitter, okay all of those are arabic but nevertheless, if its English then no harm. Even Miraath, they have an account, they translate the fatawa of Shaykh Ubayd and they send them out on their twitter account and some of the other brothers who have accounts, our brother Abū Idrees for example, Troid have an account, Maktabah as Salafiyyah have an account.
So follow those and benefit from them, don't think now that they're talking, I need to talk, don't talk. Just because you know you've got a mouth. It doesn't necessitate just because you've got a mouth: "I've got to speak". You don't have to speak, you can listen, that's why you have two ears and one tongue.
So you listen more than you speak, Baarak Allah feekum and generally keep away from things like Facebook and Youtube and these types of things that are fishing around, keep away from them because either they will lead you to misguidance or they'll lead you to sin because that's primarily what happens with things like Facebook and Youtube.
Either you'll go to misguidance or you'll go towards sin because you see the Fasaad on Facebook, how much Fasaad, music, nakedness, you know all this type of promiscuity and so on taking place on YouTube and even on Facebook. So keep yourselves and your families away from it. Your not in need of that, go to Troid, the website and download the audio.
Our brother, Moosa Richardson حفظه الله تعالى he gave you lectures and he still does lectures by phone. Our brother Abū Iyaḍ does tele lectures with you, stick to that which you know. (Shaykh) Ubayd al Jabiree's lectures, Shaykh Rabee's lectures, Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Hadi's lectures, many of them have been translated, go to them.
Baarak Allah feekum wa jazak Allah khayran and in sha' Allah we will concluded upon that.
Wa subhanak allahuma wa bihamdik wa Ash-hadu an la Illaha illa ant astagfiruka wa atubu ilayk - Jazak Allah Khayran