Men preaching on Internet under woman's identity
Fatwa No: 280129

  • Fatwa Date:12-1-2015 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 22, 1436
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Question

Is it permissible for male to create an account in the name of muslim girl just for the sake of for the propose delivering Allah SWT messages and sharing islamic topics to other females. The reason of creating fake account here is just to attract to more muslim females, because the female quickly accept advises from other females. Waiting for your Fatwa in this regard. May Allah swt bless all of you.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

If a man creates an account in the name of a woman, then there is no doubt that this is not true and it is really a lie. Lying is forbidden except for a necessity or dire need which one does not achieve except by lying. Nonetheless, it is acceptable to use a nickname which is used for both males and females, such as the names Ihsaan, Amal, Badr and the like. This is a kind of use of equivocation or double meanings when the need arises; for more benefit, please refer to Fataawa 84728 and 88412. However, if the group is restricted to female members, then a man should not resort to trickery to join it.

Even though we said that it is permissible to use a nickname that is used by both males and females, it is still more appropriate to avoid this in principle and leave the matter of calling women to women as a man might fall into temptation. Also, he might need to use the feminine pronouns for himself when he is addressing them while he is a man, so it is better for a man to avoid this and to dedicate his efforts to addressing men; and being safe in regard to your religion is of unrivaled value.

Allaah Knows best.

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