‘Fatwa’ on Social Networking – Facebook

May 26th, 2009, in IM Posts, Internet, by

FacebookThe so-called fatwa against the use of social networking sites like Facebook and Friendster.

A conference of Islamic students and clerics called "Forum Bathsul Masail (BMP) Putri XI", and held at the Putri Hidayatul Mubtadi-aat Islamic boarding school for girls at Lirboyo in Kediri has been widely reported to have issued a fatwa against the usage by Muslims of social networking sites such as Friendster and Facebook.

Muchammad Nabil Haroen
Muchammad Nabil Haroen on Facebook

However the man who started the controversy, a spokesman for Lirboyo school, Muhammad Nabil Haroen (or Harun), says:

I too have a Facebook account.

Nabil said that Facebook, any form of online chatting, particularly with foreign men suarasurabaya, or telephones and SMS allowed young, unmarried people to consort with people of the opposite sex, and that this was haram, but if such sites were used for spreading the message of Islam, or for business relations, or innocent getting-to-know-you, or similar such non-sinful activities then there was no objection. vivanews

It's like a knife, if it's used for cooking it's good, if it's used for killing it's bad.

Many reports had stated that 700 clerics from Java and Madura had attended the conference and declared Facebook haram, but Nabil says

This was just a routine meeting, there were 700 delegates from Islamic schools for girls, they're students not clerics.

Apart from the internet the BMP meeting also discussed the issue of election posters that showed the faces of women, and decided that this was permissible within limits. The matter of Ponari the child healer was also brought up, and condemned as superstition. tempo


Muchammad Nabil Haroen's Facebook pals.

All issues discussed arose from questions from ordinary Muslims about the rights and wrongs of various things, and the Facebook/Friendster item was one of eight others the meeting dealt with. vivanews vivanews


69 Comments on “‘Fatwa’ on Social Networking – Facebook”

  1. avatar Cukurungan says:

    Oh, you are so right about Bules and hitting the “anus”…There’s nothing wrong with a little Backdoor Tango from time to time… From what I hear you yourself enjoy a little ‘Ferreting’ from some of your younger comrades. Oh and abscesses are easily patched up with Gaffer tape and some Superglue, but I would expect someone with your experiences of anal pleasures would already know that.

    Not so easy man….the Backdoor material proprerties is quite different with the frontdoor material….the backdoor material is not be designed to bear the high load of the continues tango movement…..therefore most of them having un-repairable damage….it is the reason why object a little Backdoor Tango from time to time Needs strong perfume in daily life because….it is required to neutralize bad smell of un-scheduled shit leaking from her backdoor

    Gosh! I really appreciate your candour comrade. How long have you been having these nightmares of the BIG BAD BULE coming to steal “your” women?

    Are you kidding? Big Bad Bule do not prey women but they are only interesting with a boy.

    Let me get this straight…Did you say Money and Holy in the same sentence…??? Tsk tsk, Allah will not be pleased…

    Why?

  2. avatar Stupid Bule says:

    I raped my language. As for its age, I’ll let the Historians on IM answer that one.

  3. avatar Stupid Bule says:

    @ Cukurungan

    Not so easy man….the Backdoor material proprerties is quite different with the frontdoor material….the backdoor material is not be designed to bear the high load of the continues tango movement…..therefore most of them having un-repairable damage….it is the reason why object a little Backdoor Tango from time to time Needs strong perfume in daily life because….it is required to neutralize bad smell of un-scheduled shit leaking from her backdoor

    Cukurungan, you should think about writing for ‘Hustler’ or ‘Private’. Your immense knowledge of anal sex and the hygienic problems associated with it are impressive. Good work!

    Are you kidding? Big Bad Bule do not prey women but they are only interesting with a boy.

    So NOW you have a problem with paedophilia???…You’ve always been such a strong advocate for young flesh, what’s changed your mind?

  4. avatar maman says:

    This is totally out of topic!! its funny, though. well done guys

  5. avatar Brother Mouzone says:

    @Maman

    This is totally out of topic!! its funny, though.

    Is it?

  6. avatar mingo says:

    From personal experience, I’ve found that even hard-line Muslim Indonesians like the idea of making the family complexion fairer

    And the family purse heavier

  7. avatar coconut7 says:

    Hi everyone,

    I have just joined right after i read the fatwa on FB. I think these fatwa things have taken so much aspect in life. It was yoga and now facebook? Excuse me? Aren’t we suppose to be the one who decide which one is right and wrong? I mean since when relationship with God become so technical??

    cheers,

  8. avatar Astrajingga says:

    I mean since when relationship with God become so technical??

    Since technology exists, IMHO.
    Or since technology failed to kill God, I suppose.

  9. avatar Peter says:

    “allowed young, unmarried people to consort with people of the opposite sex, and that this was haram”

    That is completely untrue. wtf are they talking about?

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