Posting Personal Pictures Online… Good or Bad?

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By: Kamran Mir MSCS Student and Computer Programmer at HDIP, Islamabad.

 
Dear Friends,
May Peace, Mercy and Blessings of Almighty Allah be on all of you!
I hope Allah will help me in expressing my point of view on the subject and make you understand it in a positive way.
1. First of all we will discuss the subject topic logically....
"Prevention is better than cure!"
Posting pictures online may become very dangerous for both boys and girls. Especially for girls, it may create many problems and issues. This world is full of good and bad people. You can never change all bad peoples unless Allah wants to, but you can at least save yourself from them. Pictures on internet are not safe even if they are secured with privacy controls. Every privacy control has a key to open it.
You cannot imagine what can be done on the internet. Evil minded people even if they are not your direct enemies steal the pictures of girls. They even search for girls’ pictures which are original and use them for different purposes.
 Once your picture has been stolen.... there is no way to get it back.
 a. People make fake profiles to attract boys and get maximum friends and use them for marketing purposes.
b. People modify the pictures by replacing the bodies with other model/immoral girl pictures which they use on different immoral websites and other networking websites just for fun or business purposes. Sometimes they can also be used for blackmailing.
 
 There are many more negative effects of this act. In my point of view posting pictures on Internet is not safe. Especially girls should be very very careful regarding this....prevention is better than cure. 
2. Second if you analyze this from Islamic point of view... 
Being Muslims, we believe that Allah has sent us in this world for a test, whoever will obey Allah to the maximum will pass otherwise he will fail. The result of this test will be announced on the Day of Judgment. Allah has given us the guide how to do this test, that is, the Quran. We should try our level best to follow this guide and get maximum marks and rewards from Allah سبحانہ وتعالی.
Surah Ahzab 59
"O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves [part] of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful."  (Surah Ahzab 59). 
Females are the beauty of this world, and our Creator does not want females to become public property, their beauty is not for everyone. For peace in this world we should follow the advice of our Creator to be successful in this world and Hereafter.
I hope you have understood what I wanted to explain. May Allah bless all of us.