Jun 17, 2013

Pornography: It's Dangers and Effects on the Muslim (Part 2)

By Shazia Arif

As many of us know, pornography is haram in Islam, but we all need reminders every now and then. Allah has said in the Quran:

And do not approach unlawful sexual intercourse. Indeed, it is ever an immorality and is evil as a way” (Surah Al-Isra: 32).

This ayah does not say do not commit unlawful sexual intercourse, rather it says do not even approach it. Do not do acts that would lead to committing such an act as zina. Pornography is one of them. Once a person watches it many times, it becomes engraved in his mind and he sets out to try it on his own whether it is with his spouse or with someone outside of marriage. Many of the sexual acts they show on porn are not allowed to be performed in Islam. I was reading an article in a health magazine, and it had stories of women who were shocked at the different things their partner had asked them to do, only to find out that they had seen this in porn videos.

What was Shaytan’s purpose behind making Adam and Hawwa (Eve) eat from the tree? We all know that it was to go against Allah’s command, but what happened when Adam and Hawwa ate from the tree? Both of their clothes were removed from their body. That’s how Shaytan plans on ruining humans, by getting them to remove their clothes!

Now What?

How to get rid of the addiction? Before I mention this, I agree there may be many ways to get rid of addiction to porn, but the following I found to be quite reasonable.

1. Identify that you have an addiction. If you do not know, you cannot cure it.

2. Cut down on the amount of porn you watch until it is completely gone. Find distractions.

3. Make dua.

4. Get married.

5. Figure out different reasons why you turn to porn? Are you bored, lonely, etc.? Use those reasons to find alternatives to watching porn.

I would like to remind everyone that this articles was not meant to attack anyone or make them feel bad about themselves; rather it was to show you the truth about porn and make you realize that it is a habit that needs to be left behind. These were some solutions presented to help others in fighting off this addiction.

I would love to hear your comments below and any other tips and tricks to end porn addiction.


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