Know Thy Self: Opinion on Hajj Selfies by Suhaib Webb
By: Suhaib Webb
It seems every week there is a new internet conflict. Over the last few days, people criticized me for posting my Hajj selfies. What is your opinion about this?
That is a sad question, and I find it strange that people have the time to look at other people’s pictures and criticize them. With that being said, I will address this issue from four perspectives:
- Are pictures forbidden?
- Principles for understanding texts.
- The importance of collective good.
- Intentions should be left to Allah alone.
Pilgrimage To Mecca – But First, Let Me Take A Hajj Selfie (Video)
HADITH: From the Commander of the Faithful Abi Hafs ‘Umar Ibn Al Khattab, who said: I heard the Prophet of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace) say:
“Actions are but by intentions and every man shall have but that which he intended.”