How to Control Social Media Addiction

About the Webinar
Allāh Almighty created human beings by nature to connect with each other. Physical interaction
has always been the best mode of interaction through which humans develop interpersonal
skills and build emotional connections with others. More importantly, make a spiritual connection through pious company. Social media has now changed the dynamics of human interaction and revolutionised the way we communicate with each other. Despite its benefits, its negative impacts cannot go unnoticed. This generation of young Muslims particularly
suffer from huge social media addiction leading to a rise in mental health crises and a significant decline in spiritual condition. Therefore, a discussion from an Islamic perspective is mandatory to stimulate conversation among leading members and scholars of the Muslim community and provide clear Islamic guidelines for young Muslims who are constantly inundated with content overload on social media in developing resistance towards its temptations and harmful content.

This free webinar seeks to address the underlying problems and how to build resistance towards social media temptations through Islamic principles and practical recommendations.

What will you learn in this workshop?

1. Reasons why people overly indulge in social media
2. What we must know about social media and its impact on the Muslim community
3. How to build reasonable resistance and manage social media addiction using Islamic
principles
Workshop Format
The workshop adopts a practical approach instead of merely presenting an exhaustive
list of instructions. The delivery format will be through visual PowerPoint with interactive
case studies and related experiences to allow the audience to engage with the topic of
discussion and understand the rulings better. Islamic guidelines in light of the Quranic,
prophetic advice will be explored through such practical case studies. There will be a Q&A
session at the end and some exercise questions for everyone to ponder over.

Topics covered

1. Significance of the topic and its impact on both individual and social level
2. Identifying common symptoms of addictions
3. What modern research state about social media and mental health?
4. Decline in spiritual condition
5. Islamic solutions and practical tips for controlling social media addictions

About the Lecturer
Mufti Abdul Waheed currently serves as a full-time researcher at JKN Fatawa Department over a decade to date. All of his research fatawas are approved and published on the JKN Fatawa website under the attestation of Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam. Many of the fatawas Mufti Abdul Waheed has answered in the past until now include divorce, marriage, dietary laws, finance and personal worship. He has performed Hajj three times and performed all three types of Hajj. As part of the JKN Fatawa Department project, he also provides Islamic counselling to support married couples struggling with their marriage relationship. He has delivered workshops related to marriage and contemporary fiqh issues for many years locally and nationally. He also lectures at JKN institute in Bradford in Islamic sciences such as, Tafsir (Jalalain), Fiqh (Hidayah), Usool-ul-fiqh (Usool Shashi), Arabic syntax and Islamic research (Buhooth al-Islamiyyah). He also lectures in the Takhassus fil fiqh course, a three-year part-time course which specialises in training students in Ifta at JKN institute and Al-Balagh Academy.
His primary interest lies in minority fiqh related issues and pedagogical development in Ifta training. He has Alhamdulillah completed two detailed dissertations. First one he completed in June 2020 focussing on Minority fiqh and shariah councils and recently completed a dissertation on empirical research in British Ifta training program submitted as an MA thesis at Warwick University.

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