Is it ok to read about sex on net?
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Is it ok to read about sex on net?
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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verse 33:
33 Say: The things that my Lord hath indeed forbidden are: fahisha (shameful or indecent deeds) whether open or secret; sins and trespasses against truth or reason; assigning of partners to Allah for which he hath given no authority; and saying things about Allah of which ye have no knowledge.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 151:
151 Say: "Come I will rehearse what Allah hath (really) prohibited you from": join not anything as equal with Him; be good to your parents: kill not your children on a plea of want; We provide sustenance for you and for them; come not (even) nigh to fahisha (shameful or indecent deeds) whether open or secret; take not life which Allah hath made sacred except by way of justice and law: thus doth He command you that ye may learn wisdom.
The Arabic and Quranic term fahisha (translated lewdness) is used for absolutely every type of sexual indecency, lewdness, vulgarity, filthiness, profanity, etc. and each and every single manifestation of the evil of faahisha is absolutely forbidden for the believers who sincerely believe in Allah and the Last Day.
Such is the despise of fahisha in the Sight of Allah Subhanah that not only has He Declared it and its every manifestation absolutely forbidden, prohibited and haraam for the believers, but the Lord Most Majestic Most Supreme has Commanded His believing slaves to come not (even) nigh to fahisha (shameful or indecent deeds) whether open or secret!
Any and all types of sexual or sensual stories, regardless of whether they are in a book form, or a magazine, or from the net, or from movies and films, etc. are no more than a clear manifestation of the evil of 'fahisha' and must be avoided by the believers who sincerely fear Allah and the Last Day.
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4886 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik
That he heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) say: The eye commits zina, and the palm of the hand, the foot, the body, the tongue and private part of the body confirm it or deny it.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.260 Narrated by Ibn Abbas
I have not seen a thing resembling 'lamam' (minor sins) than what Abu Huraira narrated from the Prophet (saws) who said "Allah has written for the children of Adan their share of zina which he commits inevitably. The zina of the eyes is the sight (to gaze at a forbidden thing), the zina of the tongue is the talk, and the inner self wishes and desires and the private parts testify all this or deny it."
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