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My Father Watches Pornography, What Shall I Do?

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Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalaam Alaykum,

My father watches porn very often. Watching porn is like committing zina, right? I can’t take him anymore as my father. Our family is in a bad situation now. Are we in badluck now because of porn being watched in our house? Will my prayers be accepted in our house knowing that zina always happens at our house?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

You are not responsible for the actions of your father, but you should try to help him as best you can, without being disrespectful, nor causing him hurt. [see: The Criteria of Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil]

Consider bringing gatherings of remembrance and circles of knowledge to your house, and likewise sessions to recite the Qur’an. All of this will be a means of the descent of mercy and blessings, and perhaps a means of changing his heart against disobedience and ugliness. And bring a scholar to your house and have him speak on the topic, indirectly.

Continue praying for him and his right guidance. [see: Struggling to Have Children: Ten Key Etiquettes of Du’a] And pray the Prayer of Need (salat al-hajah). [see: How Does One Perform The Prayer Of Need (salat al-haja)?]

See also: A Reader on Pornography and Masturbation

And Allah alone gives success.

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.

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