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The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey - then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful. [2:185]
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    The decay of Muslim forums (OP)


    Asalamu Alaikum

    Well, I'm sure you guys have noticed this over the past few years. Muslim forums have been becoming less and less active, with once famous ones like Ummah.com being almost completely vacant now. In fact, as far as I know, IslamicBoard is the last one standing (hence why I came here about a year ago), and even then this forum isn't exactly buzzing with activity.

    Do you guys know of any other Muslim forums that are still active and promote traditional Islamic values? And how do you think we can reverse the current situation?
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    Re: The decay of Muslim forums

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    Greetings and peace be with you AabiruSabeel;

    I would like to thank all the mods for running a good forum, quality counts for a lot.

    I have had one problem, some while ago, I tried to log in using a second computer, but had forgotten my password. I followed the link for forgotten password, but I could still not log on. Has anyone else had this problem?

    Blessings and thanks

    Eric
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    Re: The decay of Muslim forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric H View Post
    Greetings and peace be with you AabiruSabeel;

    I would like to thank all the mods for running a good forum, quality counts for a lot.

    I have had one problem, some while ago, I tried to log in using a second computer, but had forgotten my password. I followed the link for forgotten password, but I could still not log on. Has anyone else had this problem?

    Blessings and thanks

    Eric
    Yes, I had. It could be due to some very low internet. You can wait for few minutes or 1h, then try again.Thats how I did, and it worked.
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    Re: The decay of Muslim forums

    Quote Originally Posted by fschmidt View Post
    Free speech would help.

    This forum needs to change

    Why should I spend time writing a thoughtful post if my effort may go to waste because the post is censored?

    This forum needs to change
    Salaam and peace to all This forum is getting more restrictive each day and needs a mental change to better itself. Mods delete the posts and close the...
    There is nothing wrong with this forum.

    It is an Islamic forum.

    You cannot expect any nonsense against Islam here under the ridiculous pretext of "freedom of speech"

    Kaafirs are so funny. They cry freedom of speech but when it comes to exposing the Jews they have anti-Jewish laws.

    So, please spare us your rhetoric which is dipped in double standards and hypocrisy

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    Re: The decay of Muslim forums

    Salaam

    Brother this is a narrow minded view to take, fschmidt offers an unusual perspective which I and Im sure many others (even if we disagree with it) appreciate.

    Living in a bubble wont help us, particularly in this day and age, we need to get different perspectives. Otherwise we wont be able to adapt to the coming challenges.
    Last edited by Junon; 01-15-2019 at 07:12 PM. Reason: I cant spell anymore :(
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    Re: The decay of Muslim forums

    Asalaamualaykum

    I think every reason mentioned is an ingredient to the declination of forums.

    One of the many reasons I think worth mentioning is that Most people have now realised that amongst the good that can be spread - there is also Fitna in information that can be spread too - Compound that with Ulema warning people about "Google Imams or Mufti Google" a lot of people are now opting to gain knowledge straight from an Imam himself face to face.
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    Re: The decay of Muslim forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Junon View Post
    (and Im sure many others)
    Asalamu Alaikum

    Speak for yourself lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supernova View Post
    Asalaamualaykum

    I think every reason mentioned is an ingredient to the declination of forums.

    One of the many reasons I think worth mentioning is that Most people have now realised that amongst the good that can be spread - there is also Fitna in information that can be spread too - Compound that with Ulema warning people about "Google Imams or Mufti Google" a lot of people are now opting to gain knowledge straight from an Imam himself face to face.
    Walaikum Asalam

    I was like that at first too, but honestly, after multiple years online, I am now an ardent proponent of the position that the internet is, in many ways, better than meeting an Imam face-to-face. The internet has far more resources and doesn't only offer you one side, you have the ability to discover to multiple opinions for yourself and decide which one is the most valid.

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    Re: The decay of Muslim forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Alamgir View Post
    Walaikum Asalam

    I was like that at first too, but honestly, after multiple years online, I am now an ardent proponent of the position that the internet is, in many ways, better than meeting an Imam face-to-face. The internet has far more resources and doesn't only offer you one side, you have the ability to discover to multiple opinions for yourself and decide which one is the most valid.
    Totally agreed - Works for some. Fortunately I have some Imaams around me who explain the Ightilaaf in many topics and not biased - but how many people would have that case ?
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    Re: The decay of Muslim forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Junon View Post
    Salaam

    Brother this is a narrow minded view to take, fschmidt offers are unusual perspective which I (and Im sure many others) appreciate.

    Living in a bubble wont help us, paritucalrly in this day and age we need to get different perspectives, otherwise we wont be able to adapt to the coming challenges.
    Eh? What different perspectives? Are you unsure about the truthfulness of your Diin?

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    Re: The decay of Muslim forums

    I found in another thread, someone decides to leave the forum after sectarian based quarrel with another member. Yes, this is one cause, or maybe main cause, that make Muslim forums left by their members.

    I never understand what happen with Muslims. When they start to learn Islam deeper, start trying to be more Islamic, many of them fall into group fanaticism and look down toward other Muslims. This attitude also brought into forum that make them easily insult other Muslims and insult ulama who are not among their group.

    That's why I convince myself that I am just ordinary Muslim. So In Shaa Allah, it can prevent me from following their behaviour.
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    Re: The decay of Muslim forums

    @ardianto :

    Could you read post #2,8,10,11,12....

    Does laughing out loud break your Wuduu?

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    Re: The decay of Muslim forums

    Quote Originally Posted by ardianto View Post
    I never understand what happen with Muslims. When they start to learn Islam deeper, start trying to be more Islamic, many of them fall into group fanaticism and look down toward other Muslims. This attitude also brought into forum that make them easily insult other Muslims and insult ulama who are not among their group.

    That is a very interesting observation.

    I have noticed it as well and have been thinking about it for a while now.

    When I knew nothing about Usuul, Fiqh, Aqiidah, and all the different opinions I had nothing but love for all Muslims. I never inquired into their school of thought or their aqiidah. I never even knew about these things.

    Then, the more I learned, the more I began to hate people around me. They seemed like very bad people.

    Some would argue I learned the evil these people indulge in and hence began to hate them for the Sake of Allaah. I learned about their bid'ah, lies, deception, twisting of facts, personality worship, and what not which lead me to seriously dislike them.

    Regardless of what it is, your observation is an interesting one as I have found myself thinking about it as well.

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    Re: The decay of Muslim forums

    Quote Originally Posted by azc View Post
    @ardianto :

    Could you read post #2,8,10,11,12....

    Does laughing out loud break your Wuduu?
    I have followed that thread before I wrote the post above. But I decided to not be involved. I'm just so sad, why my brothers must denounce each other just because something that should not be a reason for conflict?.

    Does laughing out loud break wuduu or not, actually is an issue in fiqh that categorized as furuiyah matter, not ushuliyah. And ulama have said, diversity in furuiyah matter is acceptable as long as it has shar'i base. So, if some Muslims believe that laughing out loud break wuduu, while the other believe it doesn’t, both parties have to be willing to tolerate.

    Quote Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez View Post
    That is a very interesting observation.

    I have noticed it as well ………..
    I watched you yesterday and I saw your emotion was unstable. Probably you have many problems out there?.

    Try to calm down, brother. It’s better if now you take a rest from forum for a while and do dhikr.


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    Re: The decay of Muslim forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Junon View Post
    Salaam

    Brother this is a narrow minded view to take, fschmidt offers an unusual perspective which I and Im sure many others (even if we disagree with it) appreciate.

    Living in a bubble wont help us, particularly in this day and age, we need to get different perspectives. Otherwise we wont be able to adapt to the coming challenges.
    It should be clear from this thread that this forum is hopeless. Most people today hate free speech and have no interest in looking for solutions to modern evil. I wish that you or another Muslim here would start another forum based on free speech and creative thinking. Membership would be small, but the content would be high quality.

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    Re: The decay of Muslim forums

    Quote Originally Posted by ardianto View Post
    Does laughing out loud break wuduu or not, actually is an issue in fiqh that categorized as furuiyah matter, not ushuliyah. And ulama have said, diversity in furuiyah matter is acceptable as long as it has shar'i base. So, if some Muslims believe that laughing out loud break wuduu, while the other believe it doesn’t, both parties have to be willing to tolerate.
    I take it that you are not to worried about following the authentic Sunnah?

    I watched you yesterday and I saw your emotion was unstable. Probably you have many problems out there?.

    Try to calm down, brother. It’s better if now you take a rest from forum for a while and do dhikr.
    You must teach me this art of judging online if someone is emotionally stable or unstable.

    And you need to choose your words carefully. You imply I do not do dhikr.

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    Re: The decay of Muslim forums

    Quote Originally Posted by ZeeshanParvez View Post
    I take it that you are not to worried about following the authentic Sunnah?



    You must teach me this art of judging online if someone is emotionally stable or unstable.

    And you need to choose your words carefully. You imply I do not do dhikr.
    Jazakallahu khayran. Thanks for your reminder. Yes WE have to choose OUR words carefully.


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