Performing Wudu or Ghusl After Watching Porn: A Must?
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Performing Wudu or Ghusl After Watching Porn: A Must?

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Clement

Reply Date

Jan 04, 2019

Question

My brother looks at a lot of porn, and I know it is haram. So I try not to do that, but I end up seeing things because he always does. So if I am not looking at the pictures and doing anything or touching myself, is wudu still the correct thing to do before I pray? A friend said that porn is a type of zina. So if I even see it, I must do ghusl before I pray. I am really confused, and I want to make sure my prayers are valid.

Mufti

Answer


Performing Wudu or Ghusl After Watching Porn-: A Must?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


In this fatwa:

1- A person who sees porn stuff is not obliged to perform ghusl (ritual bath) if he did not discharge any sperm.

2- Similarly, he is not obliged to perform wudu (ablution) if his wudu is not invalidated by discharging pre-seminal fluid.

3- A person who watches porn stuff has to repent to Allah because looking at forbidden things spoils one’s heart and subjects the person to the wrath and punishment of Allah. 


Answering your question, The Fatwa Center at Islamweb, states:

There is no doubt that seeing porn stuff is a kind of zina (fornication or adultery) as the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “…Eyes commit zina and the zina of the eyes is by gazing…” (Muslim and Ahmad)

However, a person who sees those films is not obliged to perform ghusl (ritual bath) if he did not discharge any sperm.

Similarly, he is not obliged to perform wudu (ablution) if his ablution is not invalidated by discharging pre-seminal fluid. Even though seeing forbidden films is forbidden, but this, by itself, is not one of the things that necessitate ghusl or something that invalidates wudu unless this is accompanied by discharging maniyy or madhi, because if there is a discharge of maniyy, it is an obligation to perform ghusl, and if there is a discharge of madhi, it is an obligation to completely wash the penis [and then perform ablution].

However, your brother is obliged to repent to Allah because looking at forbidden things spoils one’s heart and subjects the person to the wrath and punishment of Allah.

Almighty Allah knows best.

Source: www.islamweb.net




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