TikTok and Snapchat:
We have seen the going hype of TikTok and Snapchat, new apps catching many peoples’ minds these days. Moreover, we have gathered a few points on why TikTok is Haram or against Islam. The apps are Haram based on well-known principles of Islam.
Firstly, there are dangerous trends that include self-inflicting, which goes against the Quran. It’s just addicting, which can be harmful to your mental health. Therefore, it’s no different than smoking or drinking alcohol.
So, let’s discuss it in more detail.
Focus on Music:
This app is majorly focusing on Dancing and Music, which are both not permissible in Islam. You see many girls dancing and singing on social media, millions have viewed their videos in the world, and those watching them are na-mehram.
It is Addicting:
Anything that makes you addicted is a bad thing. Indeed, this is worse for a human being to be an addict to something that is sooner or later destructive for them.
Many people lost their lives while making TikTok videos, especially in Pakistan, India, and other Asian countries. Opening this app to check ‘likes’ or ‘views’ might prove that you are addicted to it, and your subconscious is slowly being affected by the app.
Effect on Mental Health:
It can deeply hurt you mentally. There have been examples where kids turned to self-harm or faced other issues, such as anorexia and bulimia, because of social media.
Some people make fun of each other’s videos, while others are making videos to ridicule their fellow students. TikTok is forcing people to be selfish and to go to any country to get fame. They are not only wasting their precious time with this nonsense but are also crossing all limits of morality.
Lip syncing to a video need no talent. You’re just wasting time, and your action does not benefit society in any way. Many people have become a celebrity with the help of TikTok and what’s their identity? Nothing! It’s interesting to note that those lip-syncing on TikTok call themselves ‘actors.’ Isn’t it funny?
It means every gamer playing ‘Call of duty is a soldier; everyone playing a racing game is a racing champ. So, friends, spend your precious youth years doing something productive instead of wasting it with the nonsense generating such obscenities. These things hurt your mind. Try to strengthen your familial relationships.
What does Islam say about TikTok and Snapchat?
As per Islamic studies, whatever is going on, TikTok is strictly against Islamic teachings. In Islam, The basis of TikTok is based on Dancing, Acting, and Music, while Dancing of Girls in front of lots of unknown boys and singing and all of it is strictly Haram.
- Jamia Ashrafia—a known religious seminary in the provincial capital—has declared the use of ‘TikTok’ and ‘Snack videos’ as ‘Haram’ [prohibited].
- In its Fatwa [decree], Jamia Ashrafia has said that producing content of these apps and their spread is ‘haram.’
- It has issued the Fatwa in response to a question put by a local citizen for the use of these two apps. “The nasty videos on TikTok and Snack video are the things to cause damage to faith [Iman].
- Therefore, making their content and sharing with others,” said Fatwa.
- Talking to a local tv, Mufti Zakria said, “The world is progressing, has reached the top, but our youths are falling down and down by using these applications.”
To sum it up, yes, it’s Haram, and Muslims should avoid using it.