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Does watching porn break wudu or ablution?


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Dear brother, pornography has become a cancer for the society, it has spread at enormous speed and has engulfed whole of the world. Paul Fishbein, founder of Adult Video News, is right when he says, “Porn doesn’t have a demographic—it goes across all demographics.”

The unfortunate part is that, it has get hold of majority of Muslim youth, due to its addictive nature, they become slaves to it, which results in paralyzing their faith or Eeman, killing their soul, so they become heedless of their action .

Google, the world’s most popular Internet search engine recently, has found in a survey that mostly Muslim states seek access to sex-related websites and Pakistan tops the list. Google found that of the top 10 countries - searching for sex-related sites - six were Muslim, with Pakistan on the top. The other Muslim countries are Egypt at number 2, Iran at 4, Morocco at 5, Saudi Arabia at 7 and Turkey at 8. Non-Muslim states are Vietnam at 3, India at 6, Philippines at 9 and Poland at 10. (Source: and wikipedia)

Pornography is a tool created by shaitaan to prevent mankind from accepting Allah, Today pornographic material is available everywhere, be it news papers, be it television, it has succeeded to influence lives through out the globe and has become part of the society. It would not be wrong to say “the culture, we live in today has become pornofied”.

So a believer has to be vigilant to prevent oneself and others from this disease.

Allah says in the Quran: Do not even go near 'zina' (fornication or adultery) for it is a very indecent thing and a very evil way! QURAN[17:32]

Allah Says in the Quran:
Say: The things that my Lord hath indeed forbidden are: 'fahisha' (shameful or indecent deeds) whether open or secret; sins and trespasses against truth or reason; assigning of partners to Allah for which he hath given no authority; and saying things about Allah of which ye have no knowledge. QURAN[7:33]

Narrated by Anas ibn Malik ...That he heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) say: 'The eye commits 'zina', and the palm of the hand, the foot, the body, the tongue and private part of the body confirm it or deny it.' ABU DAWOOD[Book 41 : Hadith 4886]

There is absolutely no doubt, that watching pornography is the zina of eyes. A believer should fear Allah and should abstain from watching the pornography,. If one continues to transgress the limits of Allah, soon will befall the destruction on those who continue to transgress the limits of Allah.

But if one seeks sincere forgiveness for his/her transgression from lord of the worlds before one's appointment of death, he will definitely find his lord Most Merciful and oft-forgiving.

Allah says in the Quran : (O Prophet) say: "O My servants who have wronged their own souls...Do not despair of Allah's Mercy! Surely, Allah forgives all sins. He indeed is the All Forgiving, All Merciful. Return to your Lord and submit to Him before the scourge overtakes you; for then you may get no help from anywhere." QURAN[39:53-54]

Dear brother, Watching pornography does not affect the validity of one’s ablution or wadu.

The acts that invalidate one's wudu or ablution are:

  1. Any release from one's private parts (urine, sexual emission, wet dream release, menses blood for women, stool, wind, etc.)
  2. Sexual emission.
  3. Wet dreams.
  4. Menses blood.
  5. Stool (offering call of nature).
  6. Releasing wind.
  7. Deep sleep.
  8. Sexual intercourse.
Regarding the acts mentioned below, there are a difference of opinion amoung the scholars, whether these acts invalidate wudu or not.

  1. The touching of one's private parts.
  2. The touching of women.
  3. Constant bleeding of blood from any part of the body.
  4. Vomiting.
  5. The consuming of camel meat.
  6. The washing of a deceased's body.
And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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