How should I stop watching porn

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: How to stop watching porn? I have tried really hard but I am unable to stop it. When people are around me, I do not get such feelings. but when I am alone, this bad desire comes automatically. The ability to think other things are blocked. When this thought comes in my mind, I have no choice. What can I do to stop it permanently apart from engaging in another thing which is impossible? Any duas to read?


A: In order for one to be successful or achieve any goal in life (whether worldly or Deeni related), one is required to show determination and courage. Without determination and the necessary effort one will not succeed in reaching his goal. Consider the evil consequences 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! Make sincere tawbah and attend the programmes and gatherings of the pious. May Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) assist you in reforming your life.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)