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The paradox of Remembering Selfies and Forgetting the Self!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Self, selfie, selfie stick. Self-praise, self-promotion, self-consciousness!

Showing off has become a part and parcel of one’s life in today’s world.

Changing selfies very often and sharing them with everyone is a craze now a days.

Social media has transformed a sane man into a maniac of a sort.

People now take pride in showing and sharing their ‘status’ to others.

The growing madness in the age of selfie-sticks has made man a victim of narcissism. 

How come you remember to take selfies but forget your own self?

How is it that you care to share your ‘status’ with others but are so careless to know your ‘status’ in the sight of God?

How disgusting it is that you want the world to know you and see your profile picture but you forgot your neighbor! Neither he knows you nor you know him while the tragedy is both of you talk to the world from your own respective comfort zones!

You want to seek the attention of the people through status and profile pictures but you are not attentive to fulfill the rights of your own self and the rights of fellow humans.

You crop your picture and make it appear beautiful to show it to the world but how come you don’t crop your character and make your inner self beautiful?

You see your face umpteen number of times. Did you ever think that one day you are going to face Allah, your very Creator?

Forgetting to remember that God is ever-attentive and ever-watchful is fatal to one’s spiritual life.

Doing things to show off is a sin in Islam.

Let us try to understand our status with our Lord.

Let every Muslim bother to please his/her Creator, not the world.

Let us lift our status in His sight.

Let us remember our self. We are responsible human beings. Answerable to God.

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

إن الله لا ينظر إلى أجسامكم ، ولا إلى صوركم، ولكن ينظر إلى قلوبكم وأعمالكم

“Allah does not look at your figures, nor at your attire but He looks at your hearts and deeds” Sahih Muslim

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) also said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لاَ يَنْظُرُ إِلَى صُوَرِكُمْ وَأَمْوَالِكُمْ وَلَكِنْ يَنْظُرُ إِلَى قُلُوبِكُمْ وَأَعْمَالِكُمْ

“Verily Allah does not look to your faces and your wealth but He looks to your heart and to your deeds.” Sahih Muslim

May Allah give us the gift of Right Guidance.

Sal-lal-laahu Ala Muhammad, Sal-lal-laahu Alaihi Wa Sallam.


Related Reading: Me, Myself, My Phone, and to hell with you!

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  1. Thank you, masha allah. Great reminder

    Comment by Kakmoly | September 13, 2017 | Reply

  2. Use media in a right way. Lead your life in a way how prophet Muhammad sallallahualaievasalam taught us. Because one day will come where we have to show all our accounts to Allah..

    Comment by Suriya Begam | September 13, 2017 | Reply

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  4. Dear Br. Muqith, Assalamu alaikkum Wa Rahmathullahi Wa Barakatuhu
    Thanks for writing a common prevailing issue of our society. People have not spared Haramain Sharifain in this matter. Very unfortunate that people while performing Tawaf and while standing in front Rawdah Sherif are busy in selfie instead of thinking of their own self. Ummah is passing through a period where very basic fundamental teachings of life have been either neglected or ignored.
    Jazak Allah for creating the awareness.

    Comment by Nazeer Ataullah | September 13, 2017 | Reply

    • Wa alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.

      indeed it is very sad that even many Muslim brothers/sisters (Illa MaaShaaAllah) who go on a spiritual journey too get trapped in the satanic web forgetting the purpose of their visit and the sanctity of the place.
      May Allah guide us onto the Straight Path.
      Jazakallaahu Khayra for sharing your input.

      Comment by MuQeet | September 16, 2017 | Reply

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