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    :salams

    Just to note, I'm not judging anyone by making this post or trying to act overly religious. Applies to me as well. This is reminder like every other one that I felt required a whole post on it's own due to the prevalence of it. If you are a person who involves themselves in any of these forms of entertainment, please don't be rude about what I have to say. :jkk:


    A large portion of Muslims today still engage in entertaining themselves with haram entertainment and I wanted to have a look at each form explaining why we should stay away from it.

    1) Movies

    Probably the most viewed form of entertainment out of all them. The whole purpose of movies is to make you forget about your life and just enjoy fiction for a while. The problem here is that people start to lose focus of why they are here by involving themselves with movies to much. We are here to win our Akhira and enjoy as much as possible there. If we spend most of time wasting it on fantasies which are pointless and just pass time, then we will regret it heavily later when we see how much lower our rank in Jannah is by losing out on all those good deeds we could have done.

    It is the nature of entertainment media to choose attractive men and women, which immediately negates the modesty required of a Muslim. We should always be lowering our gazes whenever we see someone of great attractiveness since they could induce evil thoughts. It would be pointless to spend half the movie lowering the gaze every now and then.

    Then there's obviously the filthy behavior that is being displayed in the movies. Free mixing and zina and partying and zina and foul language and zina and free mixing and all the filthy things you can think of. Young people will start to feel like they are missing out on all the fun of interacting with the opposite gender by watching these movies thinking "What's the worst that could happen?"

    Animated movies and "movies for kids" are something terrible as well. Don't be fooled by the "child friendly" approach they try to show you. Small little drops of fitna are poured here and there all over the movie. Let's take "Frozen" for example. A kids movie which grossed over a billion dollars which released last year. Story about a girl who was going to get married to a guy. Has family issues with psycho sister. Guy was evil. Goes for another guy. Happy ending. Seems pretty nice. But it's not.
    Subliminally in the story, while this girl was going to marry one man, she travels alone with another man for the sister issues part of the movie, and starts to fall in love with him. But oh dear, they can't be together since she's supposed to marry another man, so obviously the script decides to make him evil, giving her the green light to jump on to the other guy. And the audience is supposed to think this whole thing was ok.

    This sort of freemixing showcased in movies shows exactly why we shouldn't be watching them. This was a kids movie that too. Had it been an 18+ movie or real life, we know what major sin they most likely would have done while they were simply travelling together. Then another kids movie made a character homosexual for no reason. Kids growing up to that will think "Gay people are funny and nice :D ".

    2) TV shows

    Majority of the reasons have already been stated but TV shows have their own special problem.

    More length = More time wasted over years and years.

    Then there's the fact that the most popular shows like How I met your mother and FRIENDS revolve around friends committing zina without anything that moves that gives consent all in the name of "Searching for true love". Yes, you want to know you love someone, so you go around committing zina. What's worse is that in their freemixing between themselves as friends, these characters fall in love with each other and commit zina.

    And then shows like Game of Thrones showcasing more nudity that the adult industry would be proud of with a side serving of sexual perversions like incest, orgies and other sick things.

    Breaking bad? Adulterous wife.

    The Walking dead? Adulterous wife.

    House of Cards? Adulterous everything.

    Entourage? Let's not even talk about it.

    And the list goes on and on when it comes to filthy things being displayed on these shows.

    It's as if they make the script saying "Hey Louie! This not enough zina in this season. Make this woman an adulteress. We need dem ratings!!" "Sure thing, Franky!"

    3) Music

    I don't understand why women themselves support the music industry when so many songs and music videos treat women like objects. Last year there was a music video which had completely naked women with fully suited men. In an interview, the woman said that "sometimes a girl just needs to have a little fun with her body". And later that year, Lady Gaga decided to perform a song completely naked. And all sorts of indecent things happen when music is involved. Look at bars and clubs, a place where music is played when men and women just rub themselves against each other which they couldn't do without music ("Bikini is ok on the beach but not in buildings" effect) they have a one night stand and never meet again. This goes completely against the dignity of a human being.

    Furthermore, music plays in our head throughout the day if we listen to it. We lose concentration now and then because a song was playing in our head. This could happen when we are in Salah and ruin our kushoo.

    Then there's the fact that people lose their minds over the artists. One Direction, Bieber and the rest. Causing people to lose their mind and act so irrationally. Willing to cut themselves for their sake. The worst part being that these celebrities don't even care about them back.

    Then there's the fact that majority of songs encourage zina and acts that lead to it. And then there's the fact that so many filthy words are included in these songs.

    4) Video Games

    While this one hurts the most for me to say, Video games are probably the worst out of all these things. Rasulullah :saw: mentioned that people who make images are amongst the worst creations of Allah . Would you pay money for a person who murders? For a rapist? For a thief? Paying money for video games is support for the haram that these people are doing.

    Furthermore, video games contains all the problems of all other forms of entertainment.

    Music, violence, nudity, foul language, excessive time waste, forgetting Dunya and everything else.

    Studies have also shown that playing video games can increase agitation in people. It also makes people more lazy, wanting to sit in one place for hours just watching a screen. Getting annoyed when they are called away for something else.




    What many of us don't know is that these things can directly change our imaan. Everything we expose ourselves to can influence we act and think. But we refuse to believe that simply because it is entertainment. Think of all the bad thoughts and ideas that have been put in our minds because of exposing ourselves to these things. It could have been one TV show episode that brought us this much closer to the idea of being ok with zina. The most dangerous thought you can have is "It's not going to happen to me. I can control myself"

    We should all keep in mind that whatever we give up for Allah He will give you something better. We could be throwing away so much happiness which lasts forever for extremely temporary happiness. Think about it....aren't we all still going to be sad and depressed about some problem or another even after watching movies, tv shows, listening to music and playing games? Then what was the point of them besides wasting time? In the long run we just lose time and money. Most importantly we lose the immense rewards that we can get for leaving these acts which we will ALWAYS be happy about.

    :insha: we should try our best to leave these acts for the happiness of Allah and become the best Muslims we can possibly be.

    Please tell me you read all of that. Took me more than 30 minutes to type.....
    Last edited by |Abdur Raheem|; 30-10-14, 06:19 PM.
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    Re: Haram entertainment (TV shows, movies,games etc.) & why we should stay away from

    It's hard to let go off shows like Friends.
    There are gems to be discovered in Quran.

    Recite :saw: when you read this sentence.

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    • #3
      Haram entertainment (TV shows, movies,games etc.) & why we should stay away from it.

      :wswrwb:

      Yes I did read all of it. Good points masha'Allah.
      Last edited by The Awakening; 20-11-14, 05:13 PM.
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      • #4
        Re: Haram entertainment (TV shows, movies,games etc.) & why we should stay away from

        Originally posted by Hassaan333 View Post
        It's hard to let go off shows like Friends.
        If you find the great amount of zina that goes on in that show disturbing then it should be easier. If I recall, there was an episode where Ross was kissing Chandler's mom and were going to commit zina or something. And we as the audience were supposed to laugh and find this funny.
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          Re: Haram entertainment (TV shows, movies,games etc.) & why we should stay away from

          Originally posted by The Awakening View Post
          But as for sports games/racing games, are they really that bad in moderation? Not sure if I'm sold on that one. But I'll look into it more :insha:
          Those games are halal and I wasn't talking about those, if you turn off the music that is. I was taking about the average day shooting and fighting games which is 80%+ of the games out there.
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            Re: Haram entertainment (TV shows, movies,games etc.) & why we should stay away from

            Originally posted by |Abdur Raheem| View Post
            If you find the great amount of zina that goes on in that show disturbing then it should be easier. If I recall, there was an episode where Ross was kissing Chandler's mom and were going to commit zina or something. And we as the audience were supposed to laugh and find this funny.
            I like how you are listing tv shows and discussing their contents in a thread supposedly dedicated to talking people into not watching the very same shows...

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            • #7
              Re: Haram entertainment (TV shows, movies,games etc.) & why we should stay away from

              Originally posted by Hadid View Post
              I like how you are listing tv shows and discussing their contents in a thread supposedly dedicated to talking people into not watching the very same shows...
              :rotfl:
              نحن قوما اعزنا الله بالإسلام فإن ابتغينا عزة بغيره أذلنا الله

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                Re: Haram entertainment (TV shows, movies,games etc.) & why we should stay away from

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                  Last edited by Umm.Hafsa; 05-11-14, 08:06 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Haram entertainment (TV shows, movies,games etc.) & why we should stay away from

                    Originally posted by |Abdur Raheem| View Post
                    If you find the great amount of zina that goes on in that show disturbing then it should be easier. If I recall, there was an episode where Ross was kissing Chandler's mom and were going to commit zina or something. And we as the audience were supposed to laugh and find this funny.
                    That scene wasn't funny. What followed up was hilarious. Anyways, whenever I see such zina coming up I look somewhere else or just focus on something like the background until the scene ends. I would like to acknowledge this as some progress. Maybe in a while I'll stop watching it all together. :insha:
                    Anyways, could that show be any more funnier? :D
                    There are gems to be discovered in Quran.

                    Recite :saw: when you read this sentence.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Haram entertainment (TV shows, movies,games etc.) & why we should stay away from

                      Originally posted by Umm.Hafsa View Post
                      If you have a problem with the post, respond to the contentions made and don't throw ad hominems.

                      There are a several reasons why someone may be aware of something despite not partaking in it. He may come from a family that engages in these activities and is exposed to it, or he may have given up the habit himself, or maybe he researched for the purpose of the post. Don't assume the worst about your brothers.
                      It wasn't an insult and I'm not saying I've never watched tv, but it seems counter-productive to discuss specific episodes here.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Haram entertainment (TV shows, movies,games etc.) & why we should stay away from

                        Originally posted by Hadid View Post
                        I like how you are listing tv shows and discussing their contents in a thread supposedly dedicated to talking people into not watching the very same shows...
                        I used to watch to these things and I'm mentioning that to show the perverse nature of the show. It's not like I'm happy about the knowledge that I have of what goes in on in these things. It was because I was exposed to these things that I was able to make a post like this. Otherwise I wouldn't have even cared if other Muslims were involved in this stuff. This is a reminder because this was something I was struggling to get rid off myself.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Haram entertainment (TV shows, movies,games etc.) & why we should stay away from

                          Originally posted by Umm.Hafsa View Post
                          Wa'alaykumasalam wa rahmahtullahi wa barakahthu,

                          I read all of it. JazakAllahu khair.

                          I also want to add, with video games/images they are not always classed in the same category as a tangible image. So, they don't have the same ruling. Allahu'alam. Games that are free from anything that contradicts Islam, are not necessarily bad. At the very most a waste of time. But play/recreation is not haraam. Games like super mario, racing games, etc are fine in moderation. Allahu' Alam.
                          Indeed. Like I said above is response to The Awakening, I was talking about the haram ones. There are Movies, tv shows and music which aren't haram as well. But I'm obviously not talking about those ones either.
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                            Haram entertainment (TV shows, movies,games etc.) & why we should stay away from it.

                            I think the worst one is stealing. People don't realise it(i even think some hafiz dnt realise it) but when people go on the internet watch a series or movie that you should hav to pay or watch adverts for like the simpsons they steal and steal alot of money alot. Imagine streaming all if the simpsons thats like 500 episodes ou stole their its a big issue but no one really talks about it
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                              Re: Haram entertainment (TV shows, movies,games etc.) & why we should stay away from

                              Originally posted by zantz View Post
                              I think the worst one is stealing. People don't realise it(i even think some hafiz dnt realise it) but when people go on the internet watch a series or movie that you should hav to pay or watch adverts for like the simpsons they steal and steal alot of money alot. Imagine streaming all if the simpsons thats like 500 episodes ou stole their its a big issue but no one really talks about it
                              this is acc a good one. This thought never crossed my mind..

                              all these naruto episodes for 10 years ive been streaming from kissanime
                              and the full metal alchemist
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