Trying one’s best not to look at women

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Nowadays it is very common to see women in very revealing clothes in public, social media, websites etc. It’s difficult for me to be looking away from so many places. Is it okay to let them be in my view if I don’t induce sexual thoughts about them? Because I’m used to looking at them by now, but I still feel guilty because it is known to be sinful. Do I have to repent every time I see women wearing obscene outfits?


A: Try your best to avoid looking at them and not being in their presence unnecessarily, as well as avoid inducing thoughts about them.

As a precaution go on repenting.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)