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33+ Islamic Quotes about Porn in Islam – Yay or Nay?

Porn in IslamNowadays, unfortunately,a majority of Muslim youth (both girls and boys) are facing a serious challenge about which very few people are talking about. The question they are asking is, Porn in Islam is allowed or not?

It is everywhere around them yet there is no one to come to their aid and to guide them on this aspect of their life. While Porn in Islam hs clear cut guidance for men and women, no one is talking about it

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Porn is one of the biggest vices of today’s society which has overtaken almost everyone who has access to technology irrespective of their age, gender or religion

Yet we know that Islam is a complete way of life and it provides guidance in every aspect of a person life. From the articles of faith, dealings with others, financial matter to marital matter to the matters of state and personal life, everything is dealt with wisdom.

Therefore, here I have curated quotes from Quran, Hadith and Islamic Scholars about the status of Porn in Islam and all that is immodest, indecent and harmful for the soul.

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Quran on Porn in Islam:

1. Indeed, Allah orders justice and good conduct and giving to relatives and forbids immorality and bad conduct and oppression. He admonishes you that perhaps you will be reminded. – Sahih International (16:90)

2. Say, “My Lord has only forbidden immoralities – what is apparent of them and what is concealed – and sin, and oppression without right, and that you associate with Allah that for which He has not sent down authority, and that you say about Allah that which you do not know.” – Sahih International (7:33)

3. “Say to them (O Muhammad!). Do not even draw near to things shameful (Fahisha)–be they open or secret?” (Quran Translation 6:151 partial)

4. Indeed, those who like that immorality should be spread [or publicized] among those who have believed will have a painful punishment in this world and the Hereafter. And Allah knows and you do not know. – Sahih International (24:19)

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5. O you who have believed, do not follow the footsteps of Satan. And whoever follows the footsteps of Satan – indeed, he enjoins immorality and wrongdoing. And if not for the favor of Allah upon you and His mercy, not one of you would have been pure, ever, but Allah purifies whom He wills, and Allah is Hearing and Knowing. – Sahih International (24:21)

6. Directions to Men & Women:

Tell the believing men to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc.). That is purer for them. Verily, Allah is All-Aware of what they do. And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc.) and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent (like palms of hands or one eye or both eyes for necessity to see the way, or outer dress like veil, gloves, head-cover, apron, etc.), and to draw their veils all over Juyubihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms, etc.) and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband’s fathers, their sons, their husband’s sons, their brothers or their brother’s sons, or their sister’s sons, or their (Muslim) women (i.e. their sisters in Islam), or the (female) slaves whom their right hands possess, or old male servants who lack vigor, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And all of you beg Allah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful. – Muhsin Khan (24:30-31)

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Hadith on Porn in Islam:

7. No man or woman should look at the naked body of each other (unless married). – Sahih Muslim

8. By God, I would prefer to be thrown from the skies and spatterred in parts than to look at someone’s private parts or let someone look at my private parts. Narrated by Salman. – Almabsooth kitabul istehsan.

We were with the Prophet (saws) while we were young and had no wealth whatever. So Allah’s Messenger (saws) said, “O young people! Whoever among you can marry, should marry, because it helps him lower his gaze and guard his modesty, and whoever is not able to marry, should fast, as fasting diminishes his sexual power.” – Hadith

9. Allah has written for Adam’s son his share of adultery which he commits inevitably. The adultery of the eyes is the sight (to gaze at a forbidden thing), the adultery of the tongue is the talk, and the inner self-wishes and desires and the private parts testify all this or deny it. – Abu Hurairah. Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud.

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10. The Prophet (saws) said, “Whenever a man is alone with a (non-mehram) woman, the Shaytaan makes the third.”- Hadith

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11. “We live in the ultimately shameless world today. The age in which the pornography industry is the multi-trillion dollar industry. – Porn in Islam

12. “The point of which (porn industry), the agenda of which is to make sure that every one of you is the consumer of filth in one way or the other. That every man, woman and child is exposed to this stuff” – Porn in Islam

13. “The gift of Pornography to society is turning people into animals and perverts.” – Porn in Islam

14. “Your prayers are empty and you can’t even shed a tear in your Salat because your heart is devoid of the fear of Allah because of the filth you’ve been watching all this time, it has turned you from a human being into an animal.”

15. “A woman passes by and you see a piece of flesh walking by. You don’t see a human walking by which deserves respect. You check everybody out and everything out. You are constantly staring. “

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16. “You don’t miss any opportunity to violate your soul with your eyes (through Porn and filth) and then you ask brother how to get khushu’h in salaa’t! What world are you living in?”

17. “The solution is not the marriage because if you are a pervert you will remain pervert after marriage too. If you have no shame before marriage you will have no shame after marriage too. Your problem isn’t marriage, your problem is spiritual in nature.”

18. “The only thing we can do is to have a mature conversation about it and teach our youth to deal with it
and navigate this, and not fall into it.”

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19. “Guarding your private parts doesn’t mean you don’t commit zina. It means everything which leads to the temptation. Everything that leads to it.”

20. “The bare minimum is that we guard ourselves from Shamelessness. We wage a war, within ourselves, against that tendency.” – Porn in Islam

21. “I know some of you have tried to quit before and you go back and you have tried to quit and you back again and you keep falling into that trap. I know some of you have done that and you are struggling with it, but don’t give up on yourself. Do whatever it takes”

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22. “Don’t be alone, don’t be by yourself, be with good friends, be outside, study somewhere else.”

23. “When people get addicted to this sort of thing and they get accustomed to it or they get overly exposed to it, they have miserable marriages. They have this virtual idea of what pleasure means and they don’t find pleasure in their spouse anymore.”Porn in Islam

24. “The most important assets that you and I have are our hearts, and this shamelessness destroys our hearts, the most precious thing that you and I have to preserve is our iman these filthy images are destroying our iman. They are tearing your iman apart, don’t let it happen to you” – Porn in Islam

25. “I can’t stop you from doing anything and no one else can, you will have to police yourself. You will have to control yourself, you will have to make the decision: Is my iman important enough? Is my salaat important enough?” – Porn in Islam

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26. “Haraam fantasizing is the spiritual disease of almost every person. It is abuse of the great, wonderful and amazing gift of imagination” – Shaykh Yunus Patel

27. Al-Hasan said: “Four things, whoever possesses them, Allaah will protect him from the devil and make it prohibited for him to enter Hell; controlling one’s self during desire, fear, lust and anger.” (Jaami’ Al-‘Uloom 368/1)

28. “Satisfying one’s desires by masturbating is not permissible even if a person does not have the means to marry. Allah Ta’ala mentions that those who do not find the means to marry should remain chaste.” – Shaykh Yunus Patel

29. Pornography helps to destroy the holy matrimonial bond between two spouses by creating tendencies of infidelity, decreasing sexual satisfaction, and decreasing sexual intimacy. – Hamid Waqar

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30. “Pornographic pictures and movies are haram (prohibited). Muslims should not watch, sell or make such movies. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, is reported to have said: ‘The eyes commit adultery, the tongue commits adultery, the hands commit adultery, the feet commit adultery and then the private parts confirm it or deny it.” This means that watching pornographic movies, listening to such songs or singing them, using one’s hands and feet for this purpose, all these are sins that are related to Zina and then the final act of Zina takes place through haram intercourse.” Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi

31. “If someone is looking at someone committing Zina (sex outside of marriage) whether it is in movies or pictures or the actual thing, it’s all Haram,” – Shaykh Muhammad Nur Abdullah

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32. Being an Islamic scholar, couples often come to me with their marital problems. Although viewing any form of pornography is strictly prohibited in the Islamic tradition, some of these couples who are experiencing lackluster sex lives ask if it is permissible to watch pornography together in order to learn different methods of having sex. They believe that if they were to do this it would better their sex lives, thus strengthening their marriage. According to the findings mentioned earlier, this would not be the case. Rather, viewing pornography would have negative effects on their sex lives and would harm their marriage instead of helping it. – Hamid Waqar

Conclusion: 

After reading the above sayings, thoughts and quotations about the topic of Porn in Islam makes it clear that any kind of shamelessness is not allowed in Islam, what to say of Porn?. Haya is an important part of a Muslim character and unfortunately today’s society and culture is attacking this very trait in humans. The fact of the matter is the desire of sexual relations is totally natural and requires natural and decent ways of fulfilling it. Islam is a way of life which do not dismisses this desire but discipline and regulate it for the greater good of individuals and society.

Disclaimer: All the quotes are curated with care and dedication. However, none is free from mistake except Allah. If you find any mistake of any kind in the quotes above, kindly contact us through your post it in comments so I can rectify it. If any of your image or quotes has been used, you can contact us to add credit also. 

13 Comments

  1. There need to be no discussion on the topic of Porn on the matter of whether it is allowed or not… IT IS NOT ALLOWED. PERIOD

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