Internet of Things: Ideological Prospects and its Social Implication to The Muslim Community
This paper sought after identifying some likely traps a Muslim might fall into because of the geometric improvement in the field of network connectivity, with a strict focus on Internet of Things (IoT). The principal aim was to reawaken the people (Muslims) on their sole purpose on this earth as they swim in the pool of development and ease of doing things brought about by this technology. A Muslim should remain focused, despite the lures of things around him. This technology is studied together with the obvious problems it has come with. Findings showed some scary deep black holes a Muslim may fall into without really knowing he is into rebellious acts against the dictates of his religion, Islam. Due to their vulnerability, the Internet of Things devices could be compromised and used in committing illegal acts against humanity. This study would declare that these devices are so vulnerable that they can be used in perpetrating things like identity theft, snooping (privacy violation) and different other forms of crimes which are obviously not in conformity with Islamic dictates. Furthermore, it would additionally assert that the Internet of Things is one of the technologies which carry along so much to worry about in terms of ethics, social relationship and by extension even religious concerns (as stated in this paper). It was also instituted that the producers of these devices are yet to discover (or make a proper attempt to) a convincing solution to this problem. These findings establish the accomplishment of the fact that Muslims should always study deeply and be skeptical and investigative towards utilizing each technology to the fullest without infringing on the rights of Allah.