Will Allah Forgive Me if I Am on a Porn Site?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad

Question

I have seen my masturbating video on a porn site, and I don’t know how it got there. I am so confused. I have asked the uploader to delete it but he insulted me. Will God ever forgive me for what I did?

Answer

Thank you for your question. I am so sorry that a video like this found its way to the internet, but I assure you that Allah forgives all sins except associating partners with him.

Masturbation

Masturbation is an evil addiction and causes much emotional and physical damage. I recommend that you take the means to cease, starting with a sincere intention to do this for Allah. Try this website as a place to safe place for Muslims to deal with their sexual addictions: Overcoming Pornography And Sex Addiction

Despair

Do not despair of Allah’s mercy. Humans have sinned before us and will sin after us. Your sadness and regret are the very core of sincere repentance, and you should use them.  Allah has told us in these very reassuring words, “Say, ˹O Prophet, that Allah says,˺ “O My servants who have exceeded the limits against their souls! Do not lose hope in Allah’s mercy, for Allah certainly forgives all sins. He is indeed the All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.“ [Qur’an, 39:53]

Please see these links on repentance:
The Conditions Of Repentance
What Are the Conditions of Making Tawba? (Transcript)–Ustadh Abdullah Misra
How Can I Repent From Masturbation?

Get it Deleted

You have asked the uploader to delete the video, and he has not, so I would approach the police or a lawyer, and see what your legal options are. I wouldn’t drop it so easily. Although your repentance is enough to make amends with your Lord, something that circulates can still cause your continual pain and suffering. I would put all of my energy into it, and sue or threaten with legal action. This is my opinion.

May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani 

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.