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Can I watch sports on TV?

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I do not use the TV to watch any other programmes but sports such as Cricket, Soccor & motor racing. It is not practical and financially viable for me to go and watch these sports live so can I watch it on TV as it happens or a delayed transmission?


The amount of filth and immodesty that is found on the TV screens is
unimaginable. Zina (adultery) of eyes, ears and mind is done is a wholesale

Besides this, there are numerous other psychological and moral harms of the
TV. Leave alone other programmes, even the sport programmes are inundated
with filth. Also, the Hadith has totally prohibited the keeping or making of
pictures. By watching TV, valuable time is being wasted and we receive no
benefit physically or spiritually. It is, therefore, not permissible to
watch the TV.

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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