Islam is an indispensable phenomenon in all spheres
of human life in the universe, Nigeria included. This informs the position
taken in this paper that Islam is in support of Muslims’ involvement in
developmental politics. This paper established the fact that Islam appreciates and welcomes all forms of
advancement which aligned with the injunctions of Allah. This implies that using social media is
permitted in as much it is in line with Islamic teachings. However, experience
has shown that as much as both politics and social media could be used as tools
for the advancement of state affairs, they have been employed wrongly as
veritable tools for self-aggrandizement. These acts and other associated vices
are sternly frown at by Islam. Therefore it is in the submission of this paper
that, as Muslims, we should endeavour to be amongst those doing good with
whatever resources or opportunities Allah has endowed us with. If we must
participate in politics, it should be for Allah’s sake and the advancement of
humanity. Our social media platforms should be deployed in a way devoid of
social vices. It should be noted that if we cannot resist the temptation of
committing evils/sins associated with politics and social media, then it is
well and good to desist from participating in politics and having any social
media platform. Allah has promised us that our deeds shall be questioned in the
day of judgement.
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