Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Question: Assalam aleykum,

I was exposed to pornography at the age of 10 and am still addicted at the age of 17. This has greatly affected me, and I do not know how to stop. What do I do?

Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for seeking out a solution.

Addiction

I am sorry that you were exposed to pornography at such a young age. This great calamity is affecting more and more of our children. May Allah protect and heal our ummah, and preserve the innocence of our children.

Please seek out help at Purify Your Gaze. This is a safe space for Muslims like yourself who are struggling with pornography addiction. Don’t ever lose hope in the Mercy of Allah. Have absolute trust Allah can grant you a complete healing.

May Allah bless your recovery, and make you a means of support for others who are also struggling on this path of healing.

Please see:

Reader on Pornography
A Reader on Tawba (Repentance)

Wassalam,

[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 in Malaysia and online through SeekersHub Global. She graduated with a Psychology and English degree from University of New South Wales, was a volunteer hospital chaplain for 5 years and has completed a Diploma of Counselling from the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors. She lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with her husband, daughter, and mother-in-law.

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