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How Could Watching Porn Be Worse Than Zina? Shaykh Faraz explains

A video clip on the harmfulness of pornography caused shock and outrage. In it, Shaykh Hamdi Benaissa, a respected and learned scholar, passionately argued that watching pornography can be worse than adultery or fornication (zina). Should we ever be faced with a choice between the two – and may Allah protect us all from such […]

"Watching Porn is Worse Than Committing Zina" – Shaykh Hamdi Benaissa

In your darkest moment, when confronted with the option to commit zina* versus watching pornographic videos, Shaykh Hamdi Benaissa argues that the porn is many times worse. Sound odd? Watch his explanation in the video below. Watching Porn, in Light of a Marriage Crisis Shaykh Hamdi also opines that the competition to have the biggest […]

How Should I Deal With My Addiction to Prostitutes?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, I have a strong addiction to prostitutes. How should I deal with that? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. You should repent to Allah Most High, and then supplicate to Him asking that the difficulty […]

What Should I Do After Failing to Hold a Proper Behaviour With My Friend’s Wife?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, Sometime ago a friend left to go overseas and he left behind his family and he asked me to check on them every now and then. Then my friend gave his wife 1 divorce. He then suggested that I should possibly consider marrying her. This sparked conversations […]

Love, Marriage and Relationships in Islam: All Your Questions Answered

A comprehensive collection of resources that offer clear and practical guidance on successful marriages. Based on the Qur’an, Prophetic teachings and scholarly wisdom, find out how we can all have marriages that fulfill the worldly and spiritual potential of what the Prophet ﷺ referred to as “half the religion.” And it is among His signs that He has created for […]

Can Someone Guilty of Fornication Marry Someone Chaste?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I have committed zina before marriage and I felt extremely guilty and made repentance. Allah says in the Quran:“A man guilty of adultery or fornication does not marry other than a woman guilty of adultery or fornication, or an idolatress, and as for a woman who committed adultery […]

Can I Claim a Child from an Illicit Relationship?

Answered by Sidi Wasim Shiliwala Question: I grew up with little familial guidance. In my early 20s I had a child from an illegitimate relationship. Ever since I found out about this child I denied it to my family, my wife and my friends. I have two young kids with my current wife. The love […]

Married Man Addicted to Boys

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: I’m an adult man with a wife and children.   Since a young age, I’ve liked both males and females.  I have sex with my wife regularly. However, I can’t resist when I see a good looking boy, and many times I have sex with boys. I pray to […]

Committing Adultery in an Unhappy Marriage

Answered by Dr. Bano Murtuja Question: I am all depressed and confused, I have been in an arranged marriage for many years now and I have a 7 year old child. For past few years I have been involved and in love with another man. I don’t have the courage to break from either of […]

Repentance from Fornication

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: (1) Are kissing, hand holding, and touching major sins? (2) If this happens between a married man and an unmarried virgin woman, what should the unmarried woman do to make up for it? I understand that three things need to be done: 1. stop doing the act, 2. […]