What Falls under Idle (Lawh) Entertainment?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


What falls under idle (lahw) entertainment?

Lahw is that which is without benefit. We should avoid everything that distracts us from pursuing meaningful goals in life. Allah Most High tells us, “Truly you have in the Messenger of Allah the most beautiful of examples.” [Quran, 33:21]

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spent ten years studying with some of the leading scholars of recent times, first in Damascus and then in Amman, Jordan. His teachers include the foremost theologian of recent times in Damascus, the late Shaykh Adib al-Kallas (may Allah have mercy on him), as well as his student Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi, one of the leading Hanafi fuqaha of the present age. He returned to Canada in 2007, where he founded SeekersGuidance in order to meet the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge–both online and on the ground–in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner.