Translated and transcribed by: Aboo Bilal Nahim ibn Abd al Majid حفظه الله
Video Courtesy: Brother Bilal Nahim
Audio Source: http://urdu-islamic-audio.com/2015/05/28/my-umrah-selfie/
Below is the Transcription of the above Video
The question of the brother is that in these days a new Fitnah (trial) has begun.
THE TAKING OF SELFIE PHOTOS – Allah’s aid is sought.
The strange thing is that you see this in the Haram, people standing in front of the Ka’bah taking selfies, behind them is the Ka’bah and they are taking photographs. My brother, taking photographs is Haraam (forbidden).
This Haraam (forbidden act), outside of this House (of Allah) is also Haraam.
Its prohibition inside (of this Masjid) is increased even more!
In front of the House of Allah its prohibition is increased even more!
For what reason have these people come here? To show the world that I have come here to perform Umrah and here is my evidence for it! Then were has their intention gone!
If you came for the pleasure of Allah, then why is there a need to announce to the world where you are? Then they post it upon Facebook:
“Look, I also went to Makkah. Here is the proof, look the Ka’bah is behind me.”
إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون
To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return.
So fear Allah and save yourself from this Fitnah… and a mobile phone is a mobile phone. Some people have turned it in to, I don’t know what.
For some people within it, they have songs, music, movies a camera.
HARAAM UPON HARAAM!
How many Muharamaat (forbidden things) are you carrying in your pocket!!
So, FEAR ALLAH!!
Keep it within the limits of being a mobile phone. Use it in a good manner for good (permissible) things. But, since when has that taking of photographs been regard as making good use of it?
Using it for something that is Haraam!
Allah has given you the ability, by Allah millions wish for the opportunity to visit the House of Allah. In the world, millions of individuals, I swear by Allah. But, do they have the ability? No they don’t have the ability. They don’t get the opportunity to come to the House of Allah.
They die with this desire!
And you come here having the pleasure of performing Umrah and you are taking SELFIES!!
Behind you walk’s a sister or someone’s mother and they too become a part of this selfie. Do you have no shame!
Nor do you have any shame with regards to the House of Allah and no shame with regards to the sister or daughter and neither any shame of yourself. So for this reason this is a fitnah and it is not permissible, may Allah reward you with barakah!
(Dr Murtaza (حفظه الله تعالى) then explains the prohibition to our Moroccan brother (حفظه الله تعالى) who was present (in the Urdu lecture) to take opportunity to sit in a gathering where the remembrance of Allah was taking place).
Translated and transcribed by: Aboo Bilal Nahim ibn Abd al Majid
Date: The day of Jumu’ah. 11th Shab’aan 1436 corresponding with 29th May 2015