We live in an age where communication is heavily done through technology taking away the physical presence. This is causing an increase in confrontation and argumentation that is unhealthy for our communities and societies.
Somebody who watches a few YouTube videos doesn’t become a Scholar. Someone who Googles a Wikipedia article doesn’t become a Mufti.
With the advent of modernity and globalisation the Ummah faces new challenges that are unique to our times.
On the one hand we have the ultra conservative fanatics that take every verse of the Qur’an and Sunnah literally without understanding the context or purpose thereby making the religion more difficult and burdensome than it really is.
Then on the other hand we have the ultra liberal progressives that modify the religion to what is acceptable to their flawed intellects and the norms of the societies that they live in.
Pseudo-scholars from both ends of the spectrum with loud mouths and mesmerizing speeches but no authentic Islamic Scholarship are seen as scholars by the wider community and often speak on behalf of Muslims and Islam.
In this thought-provoking talk Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi addresses the current controversies within the Ummah and how can we navigate through these challenges of modern times.
In this session, Sheikh Omar Suleiman addresses the reality and consequences of social media in a Muslim’s life. What are some of the ways that social media influences us? What are some of the consequences of using it? What are the benefits that we can reap from it?
Wisam Sharieff discusses our use of time and social media in relation to pornography. As well as the effects of social media in our personal lives and our actions. Lecture from the 2013 ICNA-MAS Convention in Hartford, CT.