Sunday, January 8, 2012

Facebook Haram According to Iranian Scholar

An Iranian Ayatollah has called Facebook un-Islamic and being a members is a sin, the ISNA news agency reprted on Saturday. In Iran, it is common for Clerics to be asked about their opinion, and when they answer it form a decree.

ISNA on Saturday broadcasted coverage of the response of Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi-Golpaygani, a senior cleric, to the question about Facebook and Iranian membership in the social networking service.
"Basically, going to any website which propagates immoralities and could weaken the religious belief is un-Islamic and not allowed, and membership in it is therefore haram (a sin)," the Ayatollah replied.
"Only the use of websites propagating religious criteria and not leading to any kind of ethical immoralities is of no problem," he added. 
  According to official figures released last October, 17 million Iranians have a Facebook account.

There are many Fatwas given by many Islamic Scholars which are either ridiculed or not followed. These so called Scholars should not issue any Fatwas and let people live their lives the way they want to.