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Is Ghusl Necessary After Watching Illicit Movies

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Is Ghusl Necessary After Watching Illicit Movies

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



First and foremost you should try and refrain from watching movies or programs on the television which may be of an illicit and sexual nature.

Saaiduna Abu Hurairah Radiallahu Anhu narrates that the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam said, “Allah has written the very portion of zina which a man may indulge in. There will be no escape from it.  The zina of the eye is the lustful look, the zina of the ears is the listening, the zina of the tongue is the speech, the zina of the hand is the grip, the zina of the feet is the walking (to the place to commit zina), the heart yearns and desires and the private parts approve all that or disprove it.” (Sahih Bukhari)

The liquid which comes out (without forcing it out i.e. through masturbation) after watching any illicit material is called madhi, thus, ghusl will not be necessary, but your wudhu will break. (Raddul Muhtar p.300 v.1)

If mani (a thick discharge) came out then ghusl will be obligatory. The ruling is the same for both married and unmarried women. (Ibid)

Only Allah Knows Best

Written by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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