Islamic Law provisions about social media

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Uludağ Üniversitesi, Turkey

Approval Date: 2018

Thesis Language: Turkish




Social media has taken an important role in people's lives as the time passes on. Technological advances and a wide range of social media tools make the situation of using social media be inevitable. This situation requires a debate of some Islamic law provisions with regard to social media that becomes a current issue and producing some solutions based on this doctrine. In this research, we are going to try distinguishing the social media tools in a general sense by taking the occurence period, the development, the facilities compared to traditional media and the features of social media which finds an area of utilization with the exploration of the Internet into account. Then, We will be trying to explain that what kind of contents users are posting on virtual world by social media tools and how these contents could be evaluated according to Islamic law.In this respect, the topic of testimony on social media is prioritized. In addition, Users' information sharing methods on social media are tried to be implemented by grouping the methods based on the islamic law.Problems caused by social media, on the other hand, are taken into consideration at the core of privacy and seclusion concepts by being named as islamic law infringements occurring with the users' will and islamic law infringements occurring out of the users' will.