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Can I Watch Pornography if I Have my Husband’s Permission?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: I’m a married woman who is addicted to pornography.I feel it is my need as my husband is not beside me, moreover I take permission from my husband to watch those.
Can I watch those with the permission of my Husband to meet my need?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

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

No, you cannot watch pornography, whether or not you have your husband’s permission.

If you are finding it difficult you should fast, lower your gaze, and let your husband know that it is difficult and unhealthy being away from each other for extended periods.

With that get up in the middle of the night and ask Allah to make things easy for you, pray the Prayer of Need (salat al-hajah) [see: How Does One Perform The Prayer Of Need (salat al-haja)?] regularly, and give in charity.

See also: http://seekersguidance.org/ans-blog/2010/03/31/is-masturbation-sinful-how-do-i-stop/ and: A Reader on Pornography and Masturbation

And Allah alone gives success.


Tabraze Azam

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