Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil
Question: Assalam aleykum,
I am so ashamed because I have watched pornography many times, even though I have tried to stop. Will Allah forgive me?
Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for reaching out to us.
Dear questioner, it sounds like you are a struggling with a pornography addiction. This is a serious challenge, and you need to do everything you can to overcome it. Please perform the Prayer of Need and ask Allah for help.
Please commit to a path of healing, and start with Purify Your Gaze. This is an excellent resource for Muslims like yourself who struggle with sexual addictions.
Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (upon him be blessings and peace) said, “Allah, the Exalted, has said: ‘O son of Adam, I forgive you as long as you pray to Me and hope for My forgiveness, whatever sins you have committed. O son of ‘Adam, I do not care if your sins reach the height of the heaven, then you ask for my forgiveness, I would forgive you. O son of ‘Adam, if you come to Me with an earth load of sins, and meet Me associating nothing to Me, I would match it with an earthload of forgiveness.”‘ [Tirmidhi]
Never lose hope in the mercy of Allah. Take the steps you need to repent, and make good on your Islam. Through Allah’s help, anything is possible. I pray that Allah heals you and brings you closer to Him.
[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 through Qibla Academy and SeekersHub Global. She also graduated with a Psychology and English degree from University of New South Wales.