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Posting pictures online and the perpetual punishment

Fatwaa ID: 1411

Question:
Forwarded Message :

Asalamualaikum Sister. I have a question. This will sound a bit confusing, but I saw this video and it said that if a girl posts pictures of herself on the internet for everyone to see, and she passes away, apparently she will burn until the day of judgment, is that true?

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

In principle, if a person, male or female, posts or shares something impermissible or sinful online, then he/she will be sinful. Likewise, he/she will be sinful every time someone else sees it. This will remain the condition as long as the picture or post exists. This is a form of perpetual sin. It is thus necessary for a person to be cautious regarding what he/she shares online. He/she will be asked about each and every post on the Day of Judgment. A few likes and some clout is not worth the punishment and the wrath of Allaah Ta’aala. One should share something good, beneficial and permissible. He/she will surely reap the rewards of that.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

12/17/1444 AH – 07/05/2023 CE | AML1-8000

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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