Fatwa: # 23537
Category: Character & Morals
Country: Pakistan
Date: 12th December 2012


Pornography Addiction


Assalamo Allaikum.


I feel  very ashamed of myself. I have a habit of watching porn. I promised to Allah several times after my prayers that i will not watch this stuff, and i also repent for this sin, but after few months i break my promise. Plzz tell me a way to stop this haram habit. 

And some more questions.

Do i have to donate some money after making such a promise or after breaking the promise? 

Please clarify that thing and at which age shud i be to pay this money?

I cant remember the no. of promises i made so plzz help me with that and clarify everything in detail.

My Muslim Fellow,

I seek to ask all these questions to get to the right path and avoid the disobedience of Allah. InshAllah i hope that u will clarify everything.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

1. Kindly refer to the following detail article on Pornography Addiction: http://www.askimam.org/public/question_detail/22238

2. Kindly provide the actual wordings of the promises in order for us to issue a ruling.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best                                       

Ismail Desai,
Student Darul Iftaa
Durban, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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