On Leaving Facebook

Assalamu aleikum readers and bloggers,


I left Facebook! Do I hate this platform? No, on the contrary it was a very good way to connect with people. However, because I have higher priorities like maintaining my sanity, my loyalty to the One, I decided to make my exit. Hopefully for good insha’Allah.

There are several reasons I can name and willing to share for this abrupt decision. I made a quick dua and when I felt at ease, I didn’t look back twice and DEACTIVATED my account!

#1 I was tired of dealing with insincere people. When people get to me, I try to stay classy and remove myself instead from the situation

#2 the invisible jealousy

#3 the weary ummah who doesn’t want to ‘touch’ you because of being seen as guilty by association. I care less about what people think of me. If I minded people, I would have stopped writing steamy things. Maybe there are days where I have doubts but it’s nothing more than the discouraging whispers small talk and no one is immune to that!

#4 Allah is who I need to impress. No one else. I’m not afraid to be seen as an imperfect person, author, or friend. No one is perfect. Everybody makes mistakes and perfect is often the enemy of good like they say. Now, what I can’t tolerate is those who take me for an amateur. I’m not a great author yet but I’m not clueless either. I want to not be misunderstood. But hélas, that is what being Al-Ghorabba is. I’m a stranger and alhmadullilah I’ve realized that a long time ago.

My close friends will know where to reach me because they have my email and I’m still present on Twitter and Instagram. If anybody else wants to reach me, they will figure it out insha’Allah.



About Papatia

Papatia Feauxzar is an Author and Muslim Publisher who holds a Master's degree in Accounting with a concentration in Personal Finance. You can visit her website at www.djarabikitabs.com or her sister's website www.fofkys.com
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14 Responses to On Leaving Facebook

  1. I think cutting back on social media as much as possible to preserve one’s sanity is a good idea. Wishing you all the best sister. May Allah ‘aza wajal grant you success in your endeavours.

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  2. Hmm, good reasons I can see. Going to miss your presence though!

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  3. Well, I don’t have FB, so this didn’t affect me, lol!

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  4. Fatma says:

    Wa’alaikumussalam warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
    I left it too, sis. I know where I can find you, anyhow I don’t use twitter n instagram, I can find you here n through your email.
    Jazakillah for the sisterhood. Luv u fillah.

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  5. I applaud your decision and am happy that there are other avenues in which to connect. May Allah (SWT) have mercy upon you and grant you peace.

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  6. Br00ke says:

    Walaikum asalam, Found you! I feel a tinge of jealousy, but more so happy for you. Fb is such a mess.


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  7. Maaria says:

    Papatya i wish to do the same my dear darling sister! I tried many times bit i wasnt motivated. Just remember in South Africa there is a sister who dearly loves you!!!!!xxxx

    You a super author, mom & advisor!

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