September 9, 2022 4 mins

Can I Join a Seminary to Avoid the Sin of Pornography?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question I’ve struggled with pornography since I was 12 and am in my early 20s. I’ve tried everything, including Purify Your Gaze, mostly generic self-help (which isn’t that effective if you want to stay away from your computer), 12 Step (SAA), Counseling, Shuyukh and dua, and tahajjud. I always make […]
August 28, 2022 3 mins

Will Allah Accept My Repentance for Hiring a Prostitute?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I am 31 years old with a very high sex drive. I am addicted to sex and have paid for it more than eight times with a prostitute. My marriage proposals get rejected because of my not-so-great looks, height, and complexion. I want to be a pure Muslim who […]
August 25, 2022 3 mins

Is Watching Pornographic Videos Considered Zina?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I looked at pornographic material, and there was some pre-ejaculation, but I did not masturbate. Does this count as Zina, or did it break the purification period of refraining from haram with the private parts? Answer First, I commend you for restraining yourself to some extent while viewing this […]
August 21, 2022 3 mins

Is the Sinful Habit of Masturbation Distancing Me from Allah?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question I’m a 16-year-old Muslim boy who has the habit of masturbating. I want to know whether masturbating keeps one away from Allah and leaves his dua unanswered because some recent calamity has hit me. I always make dua to Allah to help me, but my duas are always unanswered. […]