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♥ Advice from a sister who decided to not upload her facebook pictures ♥

Sister M. Says:

I understand your situation regarding facebook pics.
It can be very tempting to put your pics, when EVERYONE else does it. I went through it. But I was firm in my determination not to my pictures on public sites.

Even before, when the internet just arrived in my country, I said to my

self that I would never put my pictures on sites. Anyone can just copy, save, print it, use it as he pleases. 

Do you remember a time when girls used to put shameless pics of them online? (when internet first came to our country). 

Apparently there was once a girl that did that, and someone came accross her pics, printed it and gave it show it to her family, the girl committed a suicide.

I know this is an extreme example, but what if someone get hold of my pic, modify it and use somehow! There are crazy people out there, you know.

And once your pic is out, you have no control over it. Whereas when you send it to selected/trusted people, at least you can have some peace of mind.

But a part from that paranoia of mine, lol, my other reasons for not puting my pics were islamic:

-I didn't see the need to strike pauses, smiling, with men to see and "like" my pics afterwards.
-I tried to avoid showing off
-I didn't want to become addicted. As in, at putting pics first thing on facebook, whenever I go to nice places, and then be on the verge of waiting for people to like and comment.

Having said that, I'm not saying that everyone that put up their pics are show offs...etc. I'm just saying that that's what I felt for myself. And I didn't like it.

Don't feel lonely and powerless. Try to dig inside, and find out for yourself what are the pros and cons it can bring to YOUR life. 

You can still send pics to your family and female friends. And as for high school males classmates who ask, you kindly tell them that you haven't changed, you're still the same. 

If they insist, then you can HAPPILY ignore them.
^_^

Just sit down and think about it. And please don't see it as something heavy on your shoulders. 

You are not secluding yourself from the rest of the world, you are just choosing who you want to share your nice pauses with ;).

I will leave with this... Don't judge yourself based on what the majority does. If you look around the World, only the tiny minority are inshaAllah on the right path. 

Nowadays, only the minority (muslims and non-muslims) thinks it's not OK to have boyfriends before marriage. Only the minority thinks it's not OK to wear sexy clothes out. 

More and more people see homosexuality as acceptable. More and more people see it not a big deal in people kissing and undressing in front kids (in adverts, movies, and even cartoons).

Don't follow trend, follow Islam, the absolute truth!

May Allah make us amongst people that are full of imaan, firm on the straight path! Ameeen.

Hadeeth Newsflash

Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Allah, the Exalted, says: `I will contend on the Day of Resurrection against three (types of) people: One who makes a covenant in My Name and then breaks it; one who sells a free man as a slave and devours his price; and one who hires a workman and having taken full work from him, does not pay him his wages.''' [Al-Bukhari]

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