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The Consequences of Watching Pornography in Islam at 23 Years Old

Q: I am 23 years old. I have seen many porn videos. Although I know it is a sin, many times I decided to quit this habit and did tauba but after few days I watched it again. What will be my hereafter? What will be its punishment in Islam?


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. If you are not married, then you should get married. 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)

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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