Dear Dr. Shabbir Sir
Please forgive me if I speak out of my chance. I am just a student and am trying to be useful here.
I am a FB user. In my understanding, there are two ways FB could be utilized- 1. Creating a 'Page' and 2. Creating a 'Group'. For a better understanding of the two, please check the link below :
I have the experience of being a member (later becoming an Administrator) of a Group which was named 'Lets Study Qur'an'. However, when the questions were put regarding Ahadith and I tried to answer from Quran (with my limited knowledge). Despite me not proclaiming directly about it, soon people realized that I do not support 'Bukhari and Co.' and later I was ridiculed and labelled there as 'Munkir-e-hadith'. Now, I am 'removed' from that group and the group has gone 'Secret'(this means no one else can see it except the members).
In my experience, facebook does not have a lot of technical help for the ADMINs of such Groups or Pages that can help us maintain a discipline of postings like the discipline we have in Our Beacon.(Ma-Sha-Allah)
On the other hand, creating a Page on FB can be immensely useful in showing OurBeacon's presence to the whole world. The 'networking' of FB works in such a way that each day your presence will be shown to multiple FB users. Allow me the privilege to show you how :
Suppose I have 100 FB contacts. Now, when I 'like' your page, all the 100 contacts in my list will get the notification that 'Zuhaib Sabri likes OURBEACON'. Considering the number of Muslims as contacts, in my list, we have a very good chance of people checking out what is it that I have liked. Also, since the name 'OURBEACON', it does not sound like 'Jamaat e Islami' or 'Al Qaeda' , we have a better chance that even the Non-muslims will check out the page.
Please understand that in such a 'Page', since posting is allowed to whoever visits the Page, it is likely that we will get a lot of criticisms etc.
But then, Dear Sir, I recall something from a Dars of Parwez Sahab titled as 'Haqiqat Khurafaat Mein Kho Gayi' where he said :
"... Jahan apki Muluqiyat ki, Peshwayiyat ki, tareekh ki itni itni zakheem kitabein hain k apke kamre bhar jayein, inn logon ka naam tak kahin nahi aata k jinhone inke khilaaf awaaz uthayi aur Quran ki awaz buland ki thi…. Inhi kitabo mein ye jab gaaliyan dete hain unhe, tab humein pata chalta hai k vo bhi log they duniya mein..
Humne kaha, Shukriya aapka, apke inn tanz-o-taanz se kam se kam unka naam to humare samne aa gaya... "
He goes on to explain some lines of the great thinker, A. Iqbal Sir -
"Mere gulu mein hai ek nagma Jibrail-la-shob
Sambhal kar jise rakha hai La-makaan k liye"
But later in the lines explained, even Iqbal Sir goes on with his amazing lines and describes his intentions and understanding against Muluqiyat, peshwayiyat etc. and defends the True System of Life ( Islam as Deen ) which people must be made aware of in all the ways possible.
This is my humble understanding Sir. I think we should definitely try to go ahead.
Just a student.