Mu'meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
Recently I recieved an email regarding the oppression stories of one certain jamaat.......i wanted to forward it to your forum........but then i thought if they (jamaat) tracks down the sender of the email my family could be in trouble........i am not afraid of any consequences myself but i m afraid of any troubles happening to my family........
Can u advise me if the tracking of emails is possible......so that i might be sending the email to your forum.
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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Beloved brother, the truth of the matter is that if one is a computer expert and knows his ways around hacking computers, it would be within his knowledge to track the senders and receivers of any email, if he wished to do so. We have taken the necessary precautions of protecting our own sites with the available firewalls and anti-virus softwares, but if one is genuinely determined to track something on the net, it would not be impossible.
If the information you wish to share with us is so sensitive, that you fear some people might harm you or your family just for sending the mail, our humble request to you is to safeguard yourself and your family, and send the mail from a public computer or an internet-caf.
One must take the best possible precautions to safeguard oneself and ones family in the life of this world from the evil that lurks; and then one must always put his full Trust in Allah Subhanah Alone. The believers, who truly believe in Allah and the Last Day, must fear none except Allah Subhanah, the Lord of the Worlds; and be content in their belief that no one can harm them if it is not the Will of Allah Subhanah, and no one has the power to withhold the good that Allah has Decreed for them.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 5302 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Abbas
One day he was riding behind Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) who said, Know that if all the people were to unite to bring you some benefit, they could benefit you only with what Allah had recorded for you; and that if all of them were to unite to do you some injury, they could injure you only with what Allah had recorded for you. The pens are withdrawn and the pages are dry."
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,