The following tweets were published in order to establish an Islamic etiquette in tweeting – #TwitterFiqh.

Remember these wise words:

1- Do not feel entitled to comment negatively on something you disagree with. You do not have the right to criticize and critique everything.

2- Leave off what doesn't concern you directly/personally and turn to that which concerns you personally.

3- If you have nothing good to say, keep quiet.

4- It is a form of deception to transmit everything you hear or read from one group to others.

5- The one who carries a tale from one person to another to cause dissension shall not enter Jannah.

6- To speak truthfully about someone not present in a way that they would dislike is sinful gheebah, punishable in the grave and hereafter.

7- Advice is intended to be sincere (meaning intimate, personal, and best done privately according to your ability [see one & two]).

8- DON'T ever speak on behalf of Allah. You have an opinion that was taught to you. OTHERS have opinions too.

9- Love for others what you would love for yourself.

10- The one who shelters the mistake of someone, Allah will conceal their mistakes.

Bonus: Look to yourself before you look to others.

About The Author

Ustadh Yahya Ibrahim is Canadian by birth & education, Egyptian through a rich ancestry, Turkish via the blessing of marriage to Songul and Australian by Choice of residence and migration. Since his early teens, in the 90's, Ustadh Yahya has been talking about Islam to Muslims and non-Muslims. He was blessed with numerous opportunities to meet, translate, study and teach alongside some of the Islamic worlds top scholars. Ustadh Yahya is blessed now to be living in Perth, Western Australia with his wife and three wonderful children – Shireen, Omar and Adam. He is a regular lecturer to Muslim and non-Muslim audiences their and around the world. Recently, Ustadh Yahya was awarded by the West Australian State Government the "Individual Excellence in Community Service Award." Ustadh Yahya is a passionate educator with a decades experience in school leadership as an Asst. Principal & registered Teacher. He, also, serves the Muslim community at Curtin University and the University of Western Australia as the Islamic Chaplain and teaches Islamic Ethics & Theology,internationally, with al-Kauthar Institute .

6 Responses

  1. Jaffer

    Masha’Allah – a very useful reminder and lesson for all. Many of us in Twitter lack patience and get quickly excited and the nature of the medium allows us to respond and react in an instant.

    Easy on the Re-Tweet Button: confirm confirm confirm !

  2. Melanie

    I hated twitter, I found it boring. Most people my age prefer Facebook and this advice is applicable to FB. It is hard to give written criticism without it sounding like a personal attack…. ugh… You constantly have to check your intention. And I guess it is kind of arrogant assuming the person is even interested in feedback from me.

  3. Ayyoosh

    Do you have a dalil for this?

    Only kidding :):):) Thankyou for the reminder.

  4. O H

    Jazak Allaahu Khair. This is applicable to FB, twitter and other social media as well as our direct interactions with people. Different people have different weaknesses from among these points-May Allaah make it easy for us to adhere to these crucial points! Ameen


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