Many people have touched on this subject. But I want to say something about it. Many Muslims or perhaps non Muslims in an attempt to get more followers or become more popular are making their own fatwas. And they are just put the disclaimer "Allah knows best".
There is one example I saw earlier this morning that really disturbed me. Actually it started yesterday. A Nasheed singer with 113K followers said he would answer an Islamic question the following day. He stated it and asked people to comment on it. So of course people did. So I checked his page today to see his opinion. Of course his answer to everyone was a complete twisting of Hadiths and Quran.
So to some of his 113K followers who might have done something one way for a long time this might change that to the wrong way based on the excuse this young man has given them.
THIS is a real danger of social media, especially for the youth who are especially vulnerable. An attractive face and someone who CLAIMS they are trying to be a good Muslim and have Islamic knowledge is often an easy trap. And I see on social media sooooo many people offering advice on this that and the other thing.. half of the things I am shaking my head to saying that person hasn't even had that experience yet.
So before you give advice on social media or start a page quoting yourself THINK am I qualified? And before you listen to someone THINK is he or she qualified? Or it just another page looking for more followers by bringing up a popular topic.
By Andrea Karshan