The first time I heard this issue was in the news heading in a private TV station. Muslim’s ulama are banning facebook and declared it as haram (forbidden)? Wow, now that’s a controversial story that will make a headline in most of online blog and news.
So, I tried to search about this issue in kompas online news website. Turns out, facebook was not declared as haram by the muslim’s ulama. They were warning their disciples the misuse potential in facebook such as mis-identity, propaganda, and pornography.
Therefore people, don’t get mad so fast in accusing that Islam is banning facebook. I also heard a baseless accusation since the founder of facebook is Jewish, they are banning it from usage. So, enough with this issue and let’s get back to our usual life.
However, I got to say that the Ulama’s heat against facebook is just weird. I mean, Islam always promote silahturahmi or brotherhood with other people, right? So, why are they so against it instead of promoting it to spread Islamic view? Then again, they are not against commercial phone service which use fortune-telling as their sales point. Isn’t that mean you are believing in other than God?
Anyway, this issue is just a petty attempt in demeaning Islam by spreading propaganda that Islam is anti-freedom. So guys, be objective and don’t quickly jump into conclusion.