She Stopped Watching Movies Then She
Watched A Movie By Mistake, And She Is Asking How She
Can Stop Watching Them
Islamic Rulings - Living Shariah Verdicts
Islamic Questions & Answers
I vowed that I would not watch movies, but I
did not stipulate any particular type of movies. One
year later I watched the movie that was not bad or
My question is: how can I stop committing this sin?.
Praise be to Allaah.
The ways in which you can give up watching movies: you
can achieve that by means of several things that were
mentioned by the scholars and educators, such as the
1. Finding out about the shar‘i ruling, which has been
discussed previously in many answers.
2. Bearing in mind that Allah, may He be exalted, is
always watching and that He knows what is secret and
is even more hidden. One of the early generation was
asked about what they did that help them to lower
their gaze and refrain from looking at haraam things.
He said: By knowing that Allah sees you more quickly
than you see what you are looking at.
3. Righteous friends who will remind you if you forget
and alert you if you are heedless. They are close
friends who love one another for the sake of Allah and
you are brought together in obedience to Allah, may He
be exalted. Allah says (interpretation of the
meaning): "Friends on that Day will be foes one to
another, save those who kept their duty (to Allah)"
[al-Zukhruf 43:67]. That is the good companion whom
the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him)
likened to the bearer of musk. It was narrated that
Abu Moosa al-Ash‘ari (may Allah be pleased with him)
said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of
Allah be upon him) said: "The likeness of a good
companion and a bad companion is that of one who
carries musk and one who works the bellows. With the
carrier of musk, either he will give you some or you
will buy some from him, or you will notice a good
smell from him; as for the one who works the bellows,
either he will burn your clothes or you will notice a
bad smell from him."
4. Keeping yourself busy with things will benefit you
in religious and worldly terms. You should have a
daily wird that you recite; memorize the Book of
Allah; study some books by the scholars or listen to
them, and busy yourself with things that are
beneficial and serve the people and society.
5. Marriage, which is what the Prophet (blessings and
peace of Allah be upon him) recommended to help lower
their gaze and guard chastity, as he said: "O young
men, whoever among you can afford it, let him get
married, for it is more effective in lowering the gaze
and guarding one's chastity. And whoever cannot afford
it, let him fast, for it will be a shield for him."
Narrated by al-Bukhaari (4779) and Muslim (1400).
6. Always asking Allah to help you, guide you and
purify your hearing and sight. The best thing that a
person can do to rid himself of evil inclinations
after taking the proper measures is to turn to his
Lord and ask Him to help him with that, to make things
easy for him and to purify his physical faculties.
We ask Allah to enable you to do that which He loves
and that pleases Him.
And Allah knows best.