How Can I Advise My Friends to Stop Posting Themselves Dolled Up Online?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad


I am an 18-year-old girl, and there are many other Muslim girls I know, like old friends, who post pictures online wearing revealing clothing, skin, and hair exposed, and it makes me feel upset to see them sinning in such a manner. I want to advise them, but I don’t know how, I don’t want to come across as rude.


Thank you for your question. May Allah reward you for being concerned about your friends and for wanting to spread the guidance and goodness that you have learned and applied yourself.

You will find your answer in these links with many tips about how to impart advice:

May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.
[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria, for two years, where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin and completed her Master’s in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan, where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.