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I Am Addicted to Pornography. How Do I Stop?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Question: Assalam aleykum,

I stumbled upon pornography a few years ago, and keep trying to stop but I keep falling back into this sin. What can I do to resolve this?

Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray this finds you well. May Allah grant you a complete healing, and may He reward you for seeking help.


Dear sister, you are struggling with an addiction, so please reach out for support. Purify Your Gaze is an excellent resource for Muslims who struggle with pornography and sex addiction. You are not alone, and I pray that Allah sends you the help that you need to recover.

Holistic healing

Please ensure that your food and income are halal, protect your obligatory prayers and fasts, keep good company, and do your best to give in regular charity. Please keep connected to the study and practice of sacred knowledge through classes on SeekersGuidance, or in your locality. Keep making a sincere repentance, and trust that Allah can grant you a complete healing.

Please see:

A Reader on Pornography and Masturbation
A Reader on Tawba (Repentance)

[Ustadha] Raidah Shah Idil

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil has spent almost two years in Amman, Jordan, where she learned Shafi’i’ fiqh, Arabic, Seerah, Aqeedah, Tasawwuf, Tafsir and Tajweed. She continues to study with her Teachers in Malaysia and online through SeekersGuidance Global. She graduated with a Psychology and English degree from University of New South Wales, was a volunteer hospital chaplain for 5 years and has completed a Diploma of Counselling from the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors. She lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with her husband, daughter, and mother-in-law.