Social Media is powerful, probably even more potent than some of us can currently fathom. It can sway hearts or potentially damage them. In seconds something that happened in a remote village could be shared with millions, and something that happened in front of hundreds could be forever ingrained in your mind at the push of a button.
It’s that powerful.
And for that very reason, it is increasingly important to know what you’re consuming and to ask the question of, “Why” you are consuming it.
When I look at what we consume, I’m confused as to how it all became worthy of the attention span of the Muslim.
To make it worse, we defend the superficialness, the ignorance, the entertainment that has no purpose other than increasing a person’s income.
We don’t pushback against those that wish to keep us down in our spirituality or knowledge.
Well, we need to.
It’s not okay for our brothers and sisters to be dying in Sudan, and the only tears we shed are those of intense laughter from the last video that popped up in our feed.
It’s not okay to be questioning God’s laws because some Instafamous couple (that should never have been famous to begin with) did something that many disagreed with. Especially when everything they’ve done from the beginning should have been opposed.
We are culture creators, not creators of foolishness.
We are an Ummah, and from our hands come civilizations, not ruin.
We are servants that tear down Towers of Babel to create Kaabahs where the world circle around worshipping their Lord.
We don’t create simply to sell.
We don’t mindlessly consume.
We are Muslims, and every single person reading this has a role to play.
Here’s a little exercise,
Go through your friend’s list, the accounts that you follow, and the websites that you visit and ask yourself,
“Does this page make me a better Muslim?”
And if it doesn’t. . . You know what to do.
Go against the crowd and follow the path to the Divine.