Can Porn Destroy Your Faith?

Can Porn Destroy Your Faith?


There is a porn epidemic that is
affecting the entire globe. Scientists are now recognizing the
major problems that are caused by pornography and how people
are addicted to pornography. This is something that
is so severe that in the United States, there’s even one
state that has declared porn a public health crisis. This is primarily
due to the addictive nature of pornography. One study
from 2013 even said that pornography creates the same pathways
of addiction in the brain as heroin. What has been less studied
is how pornography affects religious beliefs. In a
recent study published in the National Institute of Health, sociologist,
Samuel Perry and George Hayward published
an article called “Seeing is Not Believing.” In this article, they
tried to explain how pornography addiction affects faith,
religious faith. and they
found shocking results. They found
that pornography has a secularizing effect on the viewer. They found that
increased viewing of pornography causes a decrease in one’s
feeling of closeness to God, a decrease in frequency of prayer,
a decrease in frequency of religious, service attendance, decrease in the
importance of religion in one’s life, and very importantly, an
increase an increase in doubts about one’s faith. All of this
is caused by frequent viewing of pornography. What’s
interesting is that these effects hold regardless of gender, it
affects males and females equally, but it does have a greater
impact on youth, so teenagers especially are at a higher risk
of experiencing these effects from increased watching of
pornography. So this is something
that Muslims have to be aware of. How scary is this that there
can be a drug that can have this effect on your iman? It’s
interesting because we usually think about doubts or shubuhat n Islam being
caused by intellectual trends or ideologies
that might be affecting the way we think about certain issues and
that’s true. that is a big
source of doubts, but another source of doubts can be something
that’s not intellectual at all. as this research shows
something that is just viewing indecent images, indecent videos
can create doubts, can create doubts in one ‘s Islam and create
these kinds of shubuhat. Imagine
that there is a drug that is as addictive as heroin and can destroy your
iman, and not only is this drug completely free of charge. It’s also widely available
and you can access it at a click of a button and also there are
no laws against this drug.There are no regulations in many
countries around the world, so this drug can flood the market. Imagine how destructive a drug like
that could be and how much damage could be caused to people’s
faith, to people’s iman if this drug were flooding the market. And
in fact that drug exists; that drug is pornography. And this understanding
of pornography as a very powerful addictive drug is
not something new. Even Israel
as a country has used pornography as a weapon against the
Palestinians. In 2002 when Israel
was attacking Palestine specifically the West Bank, they
took over the TV stations and broadcast pornography
on the Palestinian TV stations. Think about it. Why would
Israel do this? They did
this because they understood this is a weapon to take away the
haya, the modesty, the decency of Palestinians, to corrupt the
Palestinians on a spiritual and psychological level. But of
course as Muslims, we’ve always known that we have to lower the
gaze and Allah commands us to lower the gaze. The eyes are the
gateway to the heart and if you expose your eyes to filth, then
that will blacken your heart and dirty your heart because of
what you see and hear. What is amazing
is that in one narration attributed to the Prophet, he says that the
furtive (secret) glance is like a poisoned arrow of Satan. So the
poisoned arrow is particularly deadly because after you remove
the arrow, the poison is still in your body. The poison is still
affecting you and can make you sick and can even kill you. So
this is exactly akin to the nature of pornography and its
addictiveness that even when you are not watching it, it can
still have an impact on you and it can make you crave it and
want it more and more and more. so the Prophets is
warning of this, the Quran and the Sunna is warning
warning us of this kind of damage caused because of the
unrestrained glance and looking at what is forbidden. So we ask
Allah to protect us from this kind of fitna and to protect us
from pornography, being addicted to pornography, and we also ask
Allah to protect our children because they’re also extremely
vulnerable to this drug that is being mass produced and pumped
into every single home through the Internet, through television,
through every single avenue of media. So this is an extreme
danger and extreme fitna. We need
Allah’s protection. We cannot be
successful in avoiding this without His protection. and if you
are watching this and you are addicted to pornography or you
have a problem with porn, in the description of the video I’ve
included some links to resources that can help you with this. Some of the resources are from Muslims. Some of the resources
are from non Muslims so avail yourself of these kinds of
resources and pray to Allah to guide you and help you free
yourself from these chains, free yourself from this addiction,
free yourself from something that is potentially causing you
doubts in your religion, something that’s potentially causing
you all kinds of damage to your faith and your iman with
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29 comments

  1. Secular liberalism, despite its mythological claims to believe in rights, remains a materialist political philosophy. It only views rights as a convenient fiction -like fiat money. But when not convenient, people will soon find their rights become, as they always were, immaterial.

  2. Salamalaykum It is disgusting to watch it. How can any sane human watch this filth. May Allah protect us. May Allah protect our ummah. Salamalaykum

  3. Great book about this kind of stuff from a Christian perspective called Libido Dominandi Secuale Liberation as Political Control by E. Michael Jones

  4. Pornography creates false expectations in terms of behavior and physical looks. I have read cases where people become so addictive that they can only achieve pleasure through pornography (pictures and videos) but not with their partner (real person).

  5. Yes of course even one accidental look destroyed a scholars memory,
    I know I'm relating from experience astugfirallah , auoozibllahimishas shaytanir rajeem, ya Gafoor ar Raheem.
    Hus bun Allahu wa nim Al Wakeel.

  6. My opinion pornagraphy is more destructive then heroin or any other drug

    -At least you can notice a person if he's an addict (heroin user),with porn you might see the healthiest person but deep down inside in there hearts and minds ,it's messed up
    – drugs users are more willing to come out for help and its easy for them aswell(even help from parents),with porn users its too shameful for them
    -drugs are hard to get and costly,porn isn't,even children as small as 8 years old found out about it

    Alot of studies shows about how porn desensitize a persons mind.That means he would feel less empathy,gratitude,remorse or the diminishes emotional responsiveness for negative exposure(e.g seeing how Syrian people are treated) aswell as positive(e.g ur ice cream dont taste as good as used to)

    Sad part its viewed by BILLIONS
    Worst part and correct me if im wrong,its most viewed by muslim countries

    May Allah guide us Allah

  7. also, pornography raises the bar of sexual satisfaction, the more you watch, the more you want different and "weirder" types of porn, and fantasize, that affects real relation with the partner, as you don't get the same satisfaction from it and get disappointed.

    the materialistic modern world we live in has set the age of marriage at around 25 if not more, with a minimum of 18, while not long ago, 70 years max, and for all human history, most people would be married before 18, with the minimum set at the age of puberty, this is the natural period of marriage, before the age of ideologies and so-called rights came, assisted with busy and long life inside "educational institution" and the entertainment industry boom, which helps delaying moral adulthood of the youth the more silly and higher in baseness the content becomes, thus resulting in a stage between childhood and adulthood called "teenage", while previously it was just a late stage of childhood and early adulthood, and doesn't last long. this has prepared the ground for extensive porn consumption.

  8. May Allah aid all those brothers struggling with this addiction. But they have to take the necessary steps to ensure they don't relapse.

  9. Yasir Qadhi just talked about Hayaa and now you make this video. Good video.

    Explains why most people who want to legalize pornography and defend it as a right tend to be atheists or at the very least agnostics.

  10. -Prophet peace and blessings on him said whoever gives up something for Allah Allah will give them better.
    -there is no sin except there is a good deed better then it – attributed to Ibn Taymiyah
    -Prophet peace and blessings on him, whoever protects whatever is between there legs and between there mouth i will garantee for them paradise! – realte this to hadith (said marraige is half your din)
    – Prophet peace and blessings on him said whoever can't get married fast.
    Ibn Qayyum has a book Prophetic medicine on how diet effects your hormones!

    INsha Allah, this effects, mind body and soul as a solution. May Allah make it easy for us. if ppl knew how degrading porn and zina was and the reward for avoiding it I am pretty sure no one would follow it. porn is pushed by judeo devil worshippers to push sin and weaken ppl's moral unity. its why atheists built no civilization and were tools under judeo marxism. the organized racists had an edge over the unorganized!

    Also whenever you are having a hard time with your feelings and remember Allah make tawasul and say oh Allah i try to abstain for your sake so please forgive me or guide me something like that.

    Reminds me of the hadith of how Sarah, RAdiyallahu anha made tawasul on her chastity to make the evil king who tried to rape her freeze!

    If you mess up know the weight of your sin to avoid it and recall the missed oppurtunity however know all the children of Adam sin and the best of them are those who repent and that is something that makes Allah happy!

    May Allah guide us and make us successful. Amin!

  11. It can also lead to homosexuality since for a male not only are you watching the female, you are also watching the male penetrating her.

  12. I want to thank Allah for faith, for all the blessings that He gave us i ask Him forgive me and my parents for our sins and omissions.
    Today I came across such news: The daughter of one of the most successful filmmakers in the United States, Steven Spielberg, Michaela said that she tried herself in the solo porn industry. According to her, she was tired of the daily work that she was already tired of. She said: Acting in porn, I know that I can satisfy other people. 🤮🤦🤦🤦 This is nice because it allows me not to feel offended, ”Mikaela clarified, adding that in this way she will also become financially independent of my parents.

    Parents are aware of their daughter's new career. According to Michaela, they were not upset, but rather were intrigued.

    if it means being on the same with modernity, I don't need your modernity

  13. May Allah reward you for all the good that you do and may He keep your intentions purely for his sake, my dear beloved brother Daniel, Allahumma Ameen 🙌🤲🤲

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