Posted by: Dawud Israel | October 22, 2008

Problems with Muslim Blogging


I hope I am not the first person to point this out but here goes…

1) Constant flow of material and ‘addiction’: You have to keep your quota up. And you need to keep blogging but sometimes it means you just keep blogging and some of the posts that deserve more attention do not get that special attention and so nothing happens…

2) Passivity: A person who sits all day on the blog, reading and writing is going to get lazy. Writing is a great activity but with the problems of the Muslim, let’s understand that blogging is not going to fix anything. Don’t fall under the illusion that this is creating a great deal of change when you are just talking.

3) Writing but not reading: Sometimes we just plain talk too much and don’t learn about the issues we discuss. We focus on the Internet world as our source of ilm but not the millions of books in the libraries. Silence is a virtue we do forget about.

4) Desensitization: We discuss these issues so many times and yet do very little about it. But this also has the negative effect of desensitizing us to these issues. So that when some change does happen…no one really get’s involved.

5) Egotism: Having an entire blog for yourself is A LOT of space for yourself. Alhamdulillah, this blog has a team behind it. Although, I wouldn’t mind having others write…hint hint.

6) Hard to judge the ‘stances’ of a blog: It is an issue to understand a blog and it’s world view, which is the context for ANY article, if you simply read one post on a blog. And so you find arguments are apt to happen.

Subhana kallahumma wa bihamdika ash-haduana la illaha illa ant astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk, Ameen.


  1. As a blogger this is a good reminder for me. very good thoughts. thanks

  2. I agree, especially about one blog being too much space for one person. You’re also spot on about blogging/Internet leaving little time for reading. JazakAllah for the reminder!

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