- February 21, 2019
- Posted by: Faith Associates
- Categories: Press Release, Blog
The online world is forever evolving, new opportunities for growth, business, learning and connectivity. But with these new opportunities come new threats. It is our responsibility to face these threats and overcome them.
Faith Associates has developed an innovative idea, preventing the threats that arise in the online world.
The guide will remind Muslims of their Islamic responsibilities when online. In doing so, the hope is that they can impact the online world as model citizens of the internet. The ‘Muslim Digital Citizen’s Guide’ aims to encourage good behavior online with 5 basic Islamic principles Honesty, Kindness, Respect, Excellence and Patience.
The guide was officially launched at YouTube HQ with support from Google, MPs, community leaders, industry experts and fellow CSOs were in attendance.
The animated guide introduces 5 characters into reader’s lives- Sara, Ali, Haris, Maryam and Adam, are on journeys to becoming model online citizens. Faced with the trials and tribulations we all face online, they think back to the Islamic principles being taught in the guide, and overcome the negativity, providing us with an alternative reaction or solution.
Through detailed scenarios, relatable to the day to day engagement of Muslims and guidance using the Quran and Hadith the guide aims to encourage positive actions and behaviour online. Ultimately, it helps us understand that our actions and behaviour online holds the same importance as offline.
The infographic guide can be aimed at teachers in schools, madrassah or parents. It contains the same 5 Islamic principles, but discusses them through a hadith and ayat, with their respective translations. The English and Arabic are juxtaposed, acting brilliantly as exemplar lessons. Each principle is broken up into 4 situations, teamed with a hadith from the Quran.
The Muslim Digital Citizens Guide by Faith Associates has been developed with the support of Google.org’s innovation fund administered by the Institute of Strategic Dialogue (ISD) to counter hate and extremism in the UK.
The guide has been covered by National Press, and more information can be found at :