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    Are watching movies allowed in Islam?

    Are watching movies (not adultery or related) allowed in Islam? If yes, what movies can be watched? Please support your facts with evidence when you answer. I will appreciate that.

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    Re: Are watching movies allowed in Islam?

    I'm no scholar BUT I THINK that watching movies is ok if it doesn't stop you from your obligations such as prayers etc HOWEVER the type of movie you watch should be halal and pure without any indecent things.. The only movies I watch are animated ones which are the most safest...

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    Re: Are watching movies allowed in Islam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fuaath View Post
    I'm no scholar BUT I THINK that watching movies is ok if it doesn't stop you from your obligations such as prayers etc HOWEVER the type of movie you watch should be halal and pure without any indecent things.. The only movies I watch are animated ones which are the most safest...
    what about animation movies with music? i know a lot of disney movies have music in it.

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    Re: Are watching movies allowed in Islam?

    The default shari` ruiling on things not related to `ibaadah is that they are permissible except what Allah has explicitly made impermissible. Movies would be permissible except those that contain impermissible things.

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    Re: Are watching movies allowed in Islam?

    Quote Originally Posted by soulja1990 View Post
    what about animation movies with music? i know a lot of disney movies have music in it.
    mute it innit.

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    Re: Are watching movies allowed in Islam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fuaath View Post
    mute it innit.
    background music too?

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    Re: Are watching movies allowed in Islam?

    Quote Originally Posted by soulja1990 View Post
    background music too?
    Do we have to mute background music? If so, then how can we watch television when just about every single show has music in some form?

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    Re: Are watching movies allowed in Islam?

    Quote Originally Posted by hermann_oberth View Post
    Do we have to mute background music? If so, then how can we watch television when just about every single show has music in some form?
    musical instruments are haram but i am not sure on how someone would mute it

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    Re: Are watching movies allowed in Islam?

    All movies have women that are not observing hijaab. This is an impermissable thing for men to see. I don't think staring at a screen for hours counts as lowering one's gaze.
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    Re: Are watching movies allowed in Islam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nawar View Post
    All movies have women that are not observing hijaab. This is an impermissable thing for men to see. I don't think staring at a screen for hours counts as lowering one's gaze.
    Wait, you're saying we can't watch movies that have woman not wearing hijaab? What do you watch (if anything other than religious shows)?

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    Re: Are watching movies allowed in Islam?

    Some of us don't own televisions.
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    Re: Are watching movies allowed in Islam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil al-Mamluk View Post
    Some of us don't own televisions.
    I don't but I do watch shows/movies via computer.

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    Re: Are watching movies allowed in Islam?

    Quote Originally Posted by hermann_oberth View Post
    Do we have to mute background music? If so, then how can we watch television when just about every single show has music in some form?
    you already had a thread abt music so better if you go there and read the answers instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by soulja1990 View Post
    musical instruments are haram but i am not sure on how someone would mute it
    mute the speakers.. duh!

    Quote Originally Posted by soulja1990 View Post
    background music too?
    me no ulema or scholar so you would have to ask someone else .

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    Re: Are watching movies allowed in Islam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil al-Mamluk View Post
    The default shari` ruiling on things not related to `ibaadah is that they are permissible except what Allah has explicitly made impermissible. Movies would be permissible except those that contain impermissible things.
    Unfortunately akhi, almost every movie voiolates one principle os Islam.

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