Muslim Imams from Nairobi have urged Muslims Ummah to stop posting photos in social media of their Sehr and Iftar meals. The objective behind this recommendation is that those Muslims who can’t afford the luxurious food can get displeased with what they already have to eat.
Pictures Prohibited By Nairobian Imams to Post on Social Media During Ramazan
The social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are the mediums through which many people post pictures of their food. They might have not any intention to hurt someone but this can make the unprivileged class to feel left out.
Imam Juma Nasir on this matter said that:
“We urge our brethren to desist from posting photos of Iftar and Suhur on social media, hundreds of Muslims have only tea and bread for Iftar,”
During Ramazan, Muslims are expected to show generosity to everyone especially to the poor people. Posting the photos of your meals can be a way of provoking those who cannot afford and a sign of showmanship.
According to Imam Juma, Ramazan is slowly losing its meaning as these days people cook and eat more than enough to compensate for not eating during the day. Therefore, he insisted to stick to the main purpose of Ramazan and to respect the feelings to Muslim fellow.