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I am addicted to pornography?

Asalamalaikum Brother I need help I pray 5 times a day since 2006 Im married and i have kids But i am addicted to pornography Every time I watch it (I feel really upset after and ask allah for forgiveness by repenting. Then I keep on getting stuck in shaitans trap again sometimes after some weeks or a month Please can you help me as i want to be a way from this evil thing I need help Jazakallah


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”

Dear sister, when one falls into the trap of pornography it becomes hard for the addict to come out of the obsession it generates, as it forms the neural pathways. A recent Cambridge study says that porn triggers the same brain activity in people as triggered by drugs. Some studies conclude that those who are obsessed with watching porn develop compulsive sexual behaviour, which could lead to distress and feeling of guilt and shame.

Experts say that as one gets involved in it when one gets bored, which means when one remains free for a large portion of the time. The accursed shaitan avails this opportunity and whispers evil into the hearts of believers, some defeat him, but most are unable to deal with the temptations of accursed shaitan.

Dear sister, it is indeed good that you have realized, recognized and trying to abandoned the evil habit of watching pornography. The pornography is nowadays a strong weapon of the accursed shaitan to mislead mankind.

(... And establish regular prayer for verily, prayer restrains [the worshipper] from shameful and unjust deeds...) Quran[ 29: 45]

Dear sister, Verily, the Salah prevents from immoral sins and evil wicked deeds. Ibn `Awn Al-Ansari said: "When you are praying, you are doing good, it is keeping you away from immoral sins and evil wicked deeds and what you are doing is part of the remembrance of the lord, most high.'' In addition to Salah, remember and follow these points:

  1. Fear Allah.
  2. Remember Allah constantly.
  3. Whenever any evil desire or thought arises, seek refuge in Allah. Following after lusts or vain desires involves committing all manner of disobedience.
  4. Guard your modesty.
  5. Stay in the company of pious people.
  6. Avoid being in solitude.
  7. Keep yourself busy.
  8. Keep doing good deeds and avoid bad deeds, and you will inshallah, gain upper hand over shaitan, and shaitan will have no effect on you.

Allah says in the glorious Quran: And those who, when they have committed Fahishah (illegal sexual intercourse etc.) or wronged themselves with evil, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their sins; - and none can forgive sins but Allah - And do not persist in what (wrong) they have done, while they know. For such, the reward is Forgiveness from their Lord, and Gardens with rivers flowing underneath (Paradise), wherein they shall abide forever. How excellent is this reward for the doers (who do righteous deeds according to Allah's Orders). Quran[3:135-136] 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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