Am I Sinful for Seeing a Woman Improperly Clothed in an Advertisement?

Answered by Yusuf Weltch


Will I be sinful if I saw a woman in short clothes on YouTube or other websites by mistake because, in ads, u have to wait 3 sec to skip the ads? My two questions are in traveling videos. In the background, there are women walking in short clothes, so if u have a look at them, will I be sinful?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

If one does not intentionally look at the impermissible parts of women’s bodies, nor looks at any part of their bodies with lust-one is permitted to see the women in ads. [‘Ala’ al-Din ‘Abidin, al-Hadiyya al-‘Ala’iyya]

If one accidentally sees something impermissible and immediately redirects their gaze, they are not accountable for the initial glance. [Ibid.]

Note that peripheral vision does not count as looking.

See this link for the answer:
Can I Watch Videos In Which Women Are Present?
Hope this helps
Allah knows best

[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and a number of texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.