Watching Obscene TV Programs
Social Issues
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Saleem

I watch a TV program on Star World (The Practice) about lawyers which SOMETIMES contains vulgar language and skimpy clothes. I watch it purely for entertainment, and I do not have anything objectionable in mind. Does Islam allow watching such programs, and others?


The real objective of Islam is purification of the soul. It wants us to lead clean and pure lives as much as possible because only people who have cleansed their selves would enter Paradise in the Hereafter. Therefore, we should choose to watch TV programs which do not impede our inner purification and which do not stimulate base feelings.

Our conscience is the best judge of such programs.

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