Scholar: ´Allâmah Sâlih bin Fawzân al-Fawzân
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- Question: What is the ruling on internet softwares and methods of communication such as WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and other that basically consist of all sorts of things and how should we raise our children in relation to these things?
Shaykh al-Fawzân: One should stay away from them as good as one can. One should stay away from them and avoid them. They affect ways of thinking. They affect vigilant people who see how these matters criticize the religion and the scholars. They will affect and trouble them. One should stay away from them as good as one can.
As for the person who has capacity, knowledge and insight and is able to differentiate between good and evil and intends to adopt the good and spread it and warn against the evil and refute it, then it is Okay and a good deed. However, it is risky and difficult to escape from unscathedly. It is in any case safer and sounder to avoid them and stay away from them.