Posts by Fiqh Of Social Media
A Faith Based Guide to Navigating the Social Media Lifestyle

How Much Spirituality Do I Get Online, And Is That OK?...

Now we have the social networking age and unprecedented access to almost anyone in the world.

In the late 90’s and early 2000’s the internet shrank the world – and Islam was no exception. Before that, your exposure to Islam was through your local masjid and local imam. Occasionally some guest speakers would come through. Every now and then there would be a table set up...
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The Fiqh of Foodstagramming...

What is the line between being thankful for the food and showing off?

Once, while in college, I was hanging out with some friends in the Masjid lobby. An uncle sat down and started talking to us. After a brief moment of silence, he dropped something on me that has stuck with me for life. And that’s hard to do by the way,...
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Ramadan Induced Instagram and Snapchat Envy...

5 Step Action Plan To Cut Down On Having and Creating Envy During The Holy Month

One of the easiest ways to ruin a great Ramadan is to log onto social media and feel like everyone else is having a better month than you. Ramadan in the summertime is rough, with fasting for many people coming in roughly around 15-18 hours. This means personal worship is...
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Dua: The Greatest Casualty In A Socially Networked Life...

Instead of squeezing in dhikr and dua when we find time, we should make those devotional acts self-made prerequisites to touching our phones.

“Just as every technology is an invitation to enhance some part of our lives, it’s also, necessarily, an invitation to be drawn away from something else.” – Michael Harris, The End of Absence. A Typical Day It’s 30 minutes before fajr time ends. The alarm on your smartphone starts blaring. You reach over and...
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Data Rebellion: Lessons From Life Without A Data Plan...

I had begun to believe that being plugged into technology the entire day was hurting me in some shape or form.

This is a guest post by Muin Saiyed, a prolific writer and activist from Southern New Jersey. He has been apart of Islamic initiatives across the State and is also the Founder of NewGen Muslims, an initiative by the Islamic Center of South Jersey. A month ago I had decided...
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Battling An iDisorder...

Understanding our obsession with technology and overcoming its hold on us.

This is a guest post. Yousuf is an undergraduate student at a large public university in America. You can follow him on Twitter and on WordPress. It’s no understatement: technology has revolutionized our daily lives. Everything from chatting with friends to looking up recipes to learning our religion takes place on the internet nowadays....
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Social Media Activism: A Real Thing Or A Trick We Play On Ourselves?...

Are we actually doing something good for a cause? And how much good does it actually do?

Here’s a question I recently received from our email list: How do you feel about social media activism? Is it a real thing, or is it just a trick we play on ourselves to make us think were actually doing something good for a cause? And how much good does it actually...
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3 Major Parenting Social Media Mistakes...

Don’t lose sight of the most important connections to maintain the less important ones

We normally classify “parents” as late adopters of technology, and therefore usually out of touch. For example, a few years ago, most parents were freaked out about Facebook and had no idea what it was. Now they are active users on this platform – more so than the younger generation....
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