Q: If you imagine an actor, actress, or singer nude without any sexual feeling and without any sexual attraction. In other words you don’t have any sexual intention or feelings towards them. You don’t have any intention to insult or disrespect them but you think with your mind, how would x actor/actress or singer look like if he/she was nude. Are you considered to have insulted him/her? Are you considered to have disrespected her/him? Are you considered to have done an injustice to her/him?
Is this similar to insulting your schoolmates with dirty words? Is this similar to disrespecting your schoolmates by insulting and offending them and saying bad things about them? Will you pay anything to them on the day of judgment based on the Hadith that says that their good deeds will be given to the ones they have done injustices.
A: This is regarded as fantasizing and this is not permissible. One will be sinful for entertaining such thoughts. Imagine if a woman has to fantasize about you in this manner or a man has to fantasize about your wife in this manner.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)