Q: Is it haraam to read magazines?
A: Nabi sallallahu alaihi wa sallam is reported to have said “From the beauty of a person’s Islam is that he shuns that which is of no benefit to him.” Most of the content matter in these magazines are irrelevent and haraam as they are gossip or of a lewd nature, hence we say it is not correct to read them. However if there is a magazine that has beneficial content, and no nudity etc then it would be correct to read such a magazine.
And Allah Knows Best
Aadiel Moosagie (Mufti)
Council of Ulama Eastern Cape
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