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Ali.
10-03-2008, 03:43 PM
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I want to ask your opinions on social networking websites, i.e. Bebo, MySpace etc. For those of you who don't know what they are, they are sites where you can put a profile up of yourself and post up pictures, blogs and friends can comment on eachothers profiles.

Personally I try to stay away from them.

Discuss?

Poll is anonymous by the way.
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truemuslim
10-03-2008, 03:45 PM
Hm. I fink theyr bad too..
but here in the usaaa, the gangstaas use myspace, to communicate, and throw out lines, they have conversations in freestyle :p sounds kwl. its just the pics and chattyness that is bad. i dont got any of them, theyr all bad (IMTO :p)
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10-03-2008, 03:47 PM
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Waste of time, waste of energy, waste of space on internet.

I'm a Muslim and I think it's a waste of time/bad.
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Nájlá
10-03-2008, 03:51 PM
snap^
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Güven
10-03-2008, 03:52 PM
a waste of time and bad ! its realy popular here , its soooo popular that its disgusting lol

:w:
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islamirama
10-03-2008, 03:55 PM
they are all waste of time and yet are very popular, even among the Muslims, so much as that there's muslim versions of social websites as well like mymuslimpage, facebook4muslims and hence forth.
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Güven
10-03-2008, 04:03 PM
btw why would i go to those sites if i have this beautiful forum :p lol
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FatimaAsSideqah
10-03-2008, 04:18 PM
Personally, I don't choose social websites like those is because it's just a bunch of gossip and a waste of time.

Each breath not taken for Allah will be a cause of regret on the Day we stand before Him, let us take our time and strivings into account, A wise man once said: "I know none who has heard of Paradise and Hell, then spends an hour of his life without praying, remembering Allah or doing a good deed." A man said: "I weep so much." He said to him: "To laugh and admit your sins is better than to weep and feel proud of your deeds." The man said: "I need your advice." He said: "Abandon the life of this world to its people as they have abandoned the Hereafter to its people."
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Nájlá
10-03-2008, 04:19 PM
aw subhanallah nice to see all the muslims that have voted think its a a waste of time/bad. its really popular in here even within muslims.
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Nájlá
10-03-2008, 04:20 PM
Originally Posted by FatimaAsSideqah
Personally, I don't choose social websites like those is because it's just a bunch of gossip and a waste of time.

Each breath not taken for Allah will be a cause of regret on the Day we stand before Him, let us take our time and strivings into account, A wise man once said: "I know none who has heard of Paradise and Hell, then spends an hour of his life without praying, remembering Allah or doing a good deed." A man said: "I weep so much." He said to him: "To laugh and admit your sins is better than to weep and feel proud of your deeds." The man said: "I need your advice." He said: "Abandon the life of this world to its people as they have abandoned the Hereafter to its people."

jazakiallah khair ukhtie
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Hamayun
10-03-2008, 04:20 PM
Waste of time. Hate it with a passion!!!


Although I do have an account on it too :-[ But I don't use it.
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FatimaAsSideqah
10-03-2008, 04:29 PM
Originally Posted by najla93
jazakiallah khair ukhtie
barak feeki wa iyakki ukhti. :)
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The Ruler
10-03-2008, 04:33 PM
I'm a muslim and I personally think it's okay. Partly because I use facebook and the people who are in my friends are actually those I know in person and sisters from the forum. None of my contacts are male. I never accept their invitation because I know it'll lead to fitnah. The good thing about it is that I can still keep in contact with my friends whom I haven't seen in the past 3 years and I don't think I'm likely to see them any time soon.

Basicly, it's good so long as you keep yourself away from fitnah. Just as msn... real life even.
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islamirama
10-03-2008, 04:36 PM
I think a daee can make good out of them.
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Güven
10-03-2008, 04:39 PM
Originally Posted by islamirama
I think a daee can make good out of them.
srry but Whats an daee?:)

:w:
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Al-Zaara
10-03-2008, 04:39 PM
Originally Posted by Liúyú de Lian
Basicly, it's good so long as you keep yourself away from fitnah. Just as msn... real life even.
I agree.

Güven, it's like an preacher.
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10-03-2008, 04:43 PM
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Da'ee - Someone who gives dawah to people
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Güven
10-03-2008, 04:44 PM
oh ok jazakAllahum Khair ! :)

:w:
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BlissfullyJaded
10-04-2008, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Liúyú de Lian
I'm a muslim and I personally think it's okay. Partly because I use facebook and the people who are in my friends are actually those I know in person and sisters from the forum. None of my contacts are male. I never accept their invitation because I know it'll lead to fitnah. The good thing about it is that I can still keep in contact with my friends whom I haven't seen in the past 3 years and I don't think I'm likely to see them any time soon.

Basicly, it's good so long as you keep yourself away from fitnah. Just as msn... real life even.
Tis exactly what I was gonna say, oh wise one! :thumbs_up
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aminahjaan
10-04-2008, 08:58 AM
haha I have like a myspace and a facebook...
I just use it to talk to my friends and cousins
I don't let it take over me.
I want to see what's going on that's all....
Addiction is a different story.
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S_87
10-04-2008, 02:33 PM
was told by many people that they are waste of time (facebook) but had to join to see for myself and think its cool. i dont accept strangers on my profile which is private to strangers and its fine. not a total waste of time imo
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Danah
10-04-2008, 02:40 PM
was thinking in the past to have an account on one of them, then I realize that I will gain nothing if I did so......but I really dont have the time to do so now......LI takes the majority of my time now
cant even balancing between LI and my study :cry:
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Sanobar
10-04-2008, 05:15 PM
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errrrrrrghhhhhhhhhhhhhh i hate all the social netwrkin sites... they are all awful.. disgusting and sad... i've had sum realllll bad experiences ...lol...its bad esp for kids.. they are sooo vulnerable..:(

:w:
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Re.TiReD
10-04-2008, 05:22 PM
:salamext:

Waste of time. I find them repulsive for some reason.

But thats just me.

WassalamuAlaykum
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islamirama
11-21-2008, 05:05 PM
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crayon
11-21-2008, 05:18 PM
Like most things in life, whether social websites are good or bad depends on how you use them. I personally think they're fine, with limits.
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islamirama
11-21-2008, 05:46 PM
Originally Posted by crayon
Like most things in life, whether social websites are good or bad depends on how you use them. I personally think they're fine, with limits.
Depends on what kind of websites you are on. There are adult, porno, normal, boring, etc types of sites. They all are social sites. hi5 is all picture oriented, thus very unislamic, how are you going to lower your gaze? Myspace seems to better at least in that you can control who sees your profile and whose pictures are you bombarded with.
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~Taalibah~
11-21-2008, 09:09 PM
:sl:
I agree that certain sites can be used with moderation and properly. But temptation/shaytaan is always ready to lure you away. I however, vote it bad. There are other ways of keeping contact.
:w:
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right path
11-21-2008, 09:11 PM
Originally Posted by crayon
Like most things in life, whether social websites are good or bad depends on how you use them. I personally think they're fine, with limits.
I agree i also have one but its only for private viewing just for my close friends and family.
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crayon
11-22-2008, 12:24 PM
Originally Posted by islamirama
Depends on what kind of websites you are on. There are adult, porno, normal, boring, etc types of sites. They all are social sites. hi5 is all picture oriented, thus very unislamic, how are you going to lower your gaze? Myspace seems to better at least in that you can control who sees your profile and whose pictures are you bombarded with.
Yeah, that's true. Hi5 is a definite no for me, myspace is a meh, but I find facebook to be pretty decent. Especially in that you have no choice whether to make your profile private or not..
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Far7an
11-22-2008, 02:04 PM
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Facebook has allowed me to apologise to old teachers which I may have upset in the past!
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Dylan
11-22-2008, 02:41 PM
I don't see a problem with them, there are potential pitfalls such as sexual predators and other similar things but thats anywhre children/teenagers are. The predators will go where their prey goes, whether it is an online social networking site, a park, or the local hotspot for teens. People just have to avoid doing stupid things like meeting people they don't know...of course...I did...but we had talked forever..and this eventually led to conversations on the phone further confirming each others identity to each other...we had jokingly discussed with each other that the other could be a 57 year old rapist...but now I'm pretty sure we'll be getting married one day(more than a year since we first talked and a one year anniversary in a few months)...or the equivalent of it without actually getting married since she despises the idea of putting love onto a piece of paper but that is besides the point...So I guess I did something stupid but fortunately it worked out...

Do as I say not as I do!
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Saimah Ali
11-22-2008, 03:29 PM
I'm a Muslim and I think it's a waste of time/bad.
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Yanal
12-30-2008, 06:24 PM
Its ok because I have facebook.:)
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IbnAbdulHakim
12-30-2008, 06:31 PM
they invite fitnah
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Far7an
12-30-2008, 06:49 PM
Originally Posted by Fighting4Iman
they invite fitnah
These sites are not great, but whilst they are out there lets take part in them and give our brothers an alternative to the useless garbage on there. There are many tools which allow you to post a daily ahadith or an ayah which could be a means of da'wah. Many members have groups for da'wah, lets take part in them and invite all those on our lists so that they may benefit too.

I personally don't look to make any new friends on there nor do I accept anyone as a 'Friend' unless I recognise the name. I'd advise everyone else to do the same too.
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Ansariyah
12-30-2008, 06:53 PM
I cnt even keep up wit the people in my life. Let alone online people...We shud strengthen our relationships wit our families n our Muslim community.

I voted the first option.
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smile
12-31-2008, 09:00 PM
its okay

if you don't have anyone to talk you youll go mad!
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