Page updated: December 22nd, 2011
The following policy has been approved by Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih V(aba) for the members of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:
- Individual Jama’at members are not permitted to create facebook pages on behalf of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. All pages created by individuals representing “Ahmadiyya” or “Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani (a.s.) ” or “The Promised Messiah (a.s.)” or “Mirza Masroor Ahmad” or “Khalifatul Masih” etc. should be closed immediately.
- The only official Ahmadiyya Muslim Community facebook page is via Alislam platform
- The practice of making and maintaining individual facebook pages/accounts is not permitted. (Ref: Concluding address Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih V, Jalsa Salana Germany 2011, June 26th 2011).
- Any questions write to chairman Al Islam at email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. If members are not allowed to create individual Facebook pages/accounts, then why is there an AhmadiyyaMuslim Facebook page?
A. The AhmadiyyaMuslim page has been created for multiple reasons: (1) to officially counter anti-Ahmadiyya and other defamatory propaganda; and (2) to present the true and accurate teachings of Islam. A Facebook account is not required to access the AhmadiyyaMuslim page. Anyone can visit the page to view latest updates at http://www.facebook.com/AhmadiyyaMuslim
Q. Does the prohibition against individual and personal Facebook accounts extend to other social media websites?
A. It depends. Facebook is primarily designed to encourage the disclosure and sharing of intimate personal information. Therefore, this prohibition would extend to all similar websites (MySpace, hi5, google+ etc.). This prohibition does not apply to social media websites that have a different focus – such as Twitter or LinkedIn. Use your honest judgment or ask.
Furthermore, all members should exercise caution when using any non-prohibited social media website to ensure that safety, security, privacy and modesty are preserved. Parents are especially encouraged to educate their children about appropriate usage.
Q. Does this prohibition against individual Facebook accounts extend to business/education Facebook accounts, as well?
A. No. The design and purpose of Facebook Business/Education accounts is different than individual accounts and do not fall into the scope of this directive. Cautious use is advised.
Q. Can I maintain a personal Facebook account if I do so carefully for personal or tabligh use?
A. In total, there is more harm than good in websites such as Facebook with a high potential for misuse or abuse even in personal or tabligh use. Therefore, this prohibition has been instituted for the sake of protecting the membership at large.
Q. How can Facebook account be deleted?
A. If you check on this link, it will guide you on how to delete the account: http://www.facebook.com/help/search/?q=how+do+i+delete+my+account
Guidance about Facebook by Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad(aba) – VIDEOS