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Watching poetry on youtube

Q: I was watching a video on youtube. A man reciting poetry but then I completely forgot it was poetry because it sounded like the quran then I remembered like 20 seconds later that it was poetry. Will I be judged?


A: Pictures of all animate objects are impermissible in Islam. Hence it is impermissible for you to watch movies on youtube. You should sincerely repent to Allah Ta’ala for this sins and make a firm resolve that you will not return to this sin in the future. 

Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:

إن أشد الناس عذابا عند الله يوم القيامة المصورون (صحيح البخاري 2/880 ، صحيح لمسلم 2/201)

Those involved in picture-making will be subjected to the worst forms of punishment on the day of Qiyaamat. (Bukhari 2/880, Muslim 2/201)

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

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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