It’s apt that on the first day of Syawal, the day where Muslims celebrate the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, I take a moment to reflect on my thoughts of God this past month.
Maybe it’s because I’m a child of the networked generation, a digital baby, I’ve always believed that my God is the God who cares and engages with his Believers on a daily basis, all over the world, usually in ways that we cannot understand but sometimes in ways that we can.
When the man with terminal cancer somehow makes a full recovery. When the paraplegic is suddenly able to get up and walk. When Newcastle United wins the EPL. We call such things miracles. God calls them, all in a day’s work.
The question on my mind is this: if God is involved in our day to day affairs, does He use our day to day tools?
It would go to reason that He would. By some estimates, human beings will stop talking to each other altogether one day, and have virtual conversations in lieu of actual face to face chats. I mean, this is might be closer to the truth than we think. (pls click, it’s a great YouTube video, I promise)
So if humans beings stopped talking to each other, how will God do His miracles? Isn’t the answer obvious, via social media, of course!
Think about it. Apps such as Twitter, Facebook and G+ are unbelievably powerful tools to spread the word of God. Imagine if YouTube existed when the Prophet Muhammad performed any one of his miracles. The Prophet would have, literally, billions of followers. Eat your heart out Justin Bieber.
So it goes to reason that God would use these tools, if for no reason than because His believers are spending most of their time there too.
So the next time you get that weird Tweet in your timeline, or that random posting on Your Facebook wall, look at it closely. God may be trying to tell you something important.
All said in good faith and the spirit of a technologically sound ummah. Wallahuallam. Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir dan Batin.
– Posted using from my iPad