Q: I am a college student and I offer Salaah daily. I always want to be close to Allah, but I have three bad habits which make me feel very bad and disgraced. These are 1. Smoking. 2. Watching porn (seldom). 3. Doing sex (seldom). These make me feel very bad and I don’t know how to get rid of them. I will be very thankful to you if you could please help me.
A: Smoking is not a sin. However it is undesirable. As far as the other two sins are concerned, you should sincerely repent to Allah Ta’ala and make a firm resolve that you will never return to these evil deeds in the future. Think about the evil consequence one will face in the grave as well as in the hereafter on account of committing such detestable deeds. It appears in the Hadith that in the manner a person leads his life that is how he will pass away and leave this world, and the manner he passes away he will be resurrected on the day of Qiyaamah. Imagine being resurrected on the day of qiyaamah with those dirty and filthy people one enjoyed viewing or one committed the evil sin of zina with! Make sincere tawbah and attend the programmes and gatherings of the pious. If you are not married, then you should get married. May Allah Ta’ala assist you in reforming your life.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)