How Pornography Affects Faith #2
Channel: Kamil Ahmad
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Our topic tonight is how pornography affects faith.
And what we're going to try to do in sha Allah in this session is basically look at how
pornography affects pornography addiction, how it affects
two aspects of our faith. One is our spirituality. And the other is our ideology.
And so ALLAH SubhanA, who had to Allah created us
have to have two things
have a body and a soul. And the nature of our soul is that it has certain desires, it has certain cravings that it wants to fulfill. But it can only fulfill those cravings and those desires through the body. And so this is how our soul is connected to our body.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions how most, most people their souls, lean and inclined towards evil. That's the nature of the soul in the NAFSA let Amara to the soup, that the neffs its nature is to be inclining towards evil. And so the very test of our life, the very
reason why Allah subhanahu wa taala created us is to test us to see who among us will bring their knifes under their control
to submit to what Allah is pleased with, as opposed to those who wouldn't. That's a very test of our lives. And so, you have one group of people who will bring their evil inclining soul under control, only allowing it to desire and crave what Allah is pleased with. And you'll have another people who they will let their soul loose, giving it total freedom to do as it wishes.
And so this is the only way of getting closer to Allah subhanahu wa taala
by doing what pleases Him and staying away from what displeases Allah subhanho wa taala. So basically what pornography addiction does, is that it causes a person's heart, it causes one's heart to become more and more distant from Allah subhanahu wa taala because now you love and crave what Allah subhanho wa Taala hates and is displeased with.
And in the end of the day, you only have one heart, either you're going to fill it with what is pleasing to Allah. Or you're going to fill it with what is pleasing to your enough's, which inclined towards evil. And this is further explained in the hadith of today for YBNL. Yama Radi Allahu Han, who said that the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that fit in
to Raul fit and another group fit and
trials test. Temptations are presented to the hearts one by one,
any heart that accepts them, these fit and these temptations
they will be left with a black stain,
but any heart that rejects them, they will be left with a mark of purity so that the hearts are of two kinds.
One that is a dark heart that has turned away and become like an overturned a vessel
and a pure heart that will never be harmed by any temptation any fitna as long as the heavens and the earth exists. So here in this hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam placed the hearts
when exposed to fit in all kinds of fitting
into two categories.
The first our heart, which when it is
exposed to temptation, it absorbs it like a sponge.
It soaks up water, leaving, leaving this heart to become dark and black.
And what this does is that it causes the person to become confused. He won't be able to distinguish between good and evil. He'll see good as being evil, and he'll see evil as being good. And also what it causes is, it causes one to set up his hella, his desires, as his judge.
Over that which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught, the other heart is a pure heart,
which, you know, basically it has the light of iman.
And whenever temptations are presented to it, it rejects them it opposes them. And so it's it's Eman and it's late becomes more radiant,
and more powerful.
So this is why it is said that
our gaze when we look at something haram,
that lustful gaze,
it is the gateway to the heart.
The soul, it craves it,
and it'll end up leading to the heart.
And we have in a hadith
mentioned by Al Hakim in mustard rock. It's a hadith that is disputed over its authenticity.
Where it is said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that
the gaze, that lust for gays is an arrow from the poisonous arrows of bliss.
And that whoever abandons it, out of fear of Allah, then Allah subhanahu Attallah, rewards him with iman, that he finds that sweetness of iman in his heart.
Why is it said that it is poisonous this arrow, because even after you take out that arrow,
the poison is left in the body. And this is the reality of those who are addicted to pornography, that even when they're not looking at
what is haram,
and not enjoying it with their eyes.
Even when they're not doing that.
Their hearts and their minds and their souls have already absorbed it and it remains with them. It remains with them, corrupting their soul and their heart and also their mind.
And this is why eventually that poison, you know, if you were to be if you were to be attacked with a poisonous arrow, and you take out the arrow, that poison remains in the body, it causes you to become sick.
And it also can cause you to die as a result. And that is that is the very example of the heart.
And so the hearts are of three kinds, the Healthy Heart, the sick heart, and the dead heart. And so what pornography addiction does, is that it eventually leads to the death of the heart. It eventually leads to the death of the heart. And so the point is that a person when he is addicted to looking at haram and pornography, it becomes difficult for him to
perform acts of a badass
to do good deeds to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and it becomes very easy for him to commit haram.
Again, here we're talking about addiction and not someone who may have, you know, looked at pornography once in his life or, you know, twice or three times we're talking about addiction.
And an example of Salah becoming difficult
that you won't find anyone who is neglectful of their Salah except that they indulge in their lustful desires.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned in surah Merriam,
they're succeeded after the generation of believers. They're succeeded generations after them, who what did they do? A BA or salata, whatever Oshawott they neglected their salawat and they followed there shall act and so shall what are the lustful desires. Also Allah subhanahu Italie said regarding salah, in a Salah to attend her annual fascia you want Moncure so Allah is supposed to deter a person from what from immorality, from indecency, from Xena from looking at haram and also from mancha from evil so
If it is not doing that, then it means that the person is neglectful of his Salah. So all of this shows us that
it all shows us that
pornography addiction, it really takes a hit on a person's on a person's deen and his spirituality
by basically destroying his Iman and making him less of a practicing and religiously adherent Muslim.
So this is on the one hand, how
pornography addiction affects our faith, our spirituality. Now let's move on to how
pornography addiction affects
affects a person's ideology.
And so another way that pornography addiction affects our faith is by causing our iman to really hit rock bottom such that it shakes our Yaqeen
it shakes our conviction in this deen and it gives rise to all kinds of Shewhart all kinds of doubts concerning our concerning our faith and concerning our deen of Islam.
And we've always thought that
doubt in our deen
that they come as a result of exposure to deviant ideological trends that are out there in the world.
Whether it be atheism, secularism, liberalism,
all of these various isms.
And even not these,
you know, Cofer ideologies, but even general doubts that come to our minds.
We've taught that we have this
traditional way of looking at it, that the reason for it is exposure to these deviant ideologies or individuals and sects that promote those ideas. But
not many of us have pondered over the connection between
shall What are lustful desires, and Shewhart. These doubts concerning our deen and how indulging in Shahadat it eventually leads a person to adopt very, very dangerous Shubo hat. And so, the reality is that all deviant ideologies throughout history.
They sprouted from the ground of Shabbat,
from the Hawa from following one's desires.
No sect appeared in Islamic history, except as a result of certain individuals who follow their desires, their whims and their desires, instead of making their whims and desires to submit to the deen of Allah and to you know, what Allah subhanahu wa taala has revealed.
And so there is no there is no
ideological doubt out there. Except that emerges from the womb of a shower. A lustful desire that a person had,
whether it be related to our physical desire, such as, you know, Zina and wanting to commit Zina, or it could be something else, such as desiring to have some kind of status in this world, or wanting some kind of power and influence, wanting to become famous, and so on, so forth. These are all these all come under the category of Shabbat.
And so, looking for short term enjoyment in this dunya is the primary reason for why a person
commits, you know, Cofer or commits a sin.
And if we were to look at the example of atheists,
if you were to examine their lives, they become atheists at a time of strong shower.
While they're young,
while they're healthy
and it's rare to find
A believer who is healthy, and then becomes an atheist. When he,
when they become old, it's rare to find that they would, that they will leave their deen or that they would become atheists, atheists, or when they're ill, and sick.
And so, resisting our Shabbat is a must, before they turn into before they turn into Shewhart and then into habits that become difficult for us to disengage from.
One of the evidences that we can mention here of how, or the relationship between Shibu hat and Shahar what is that shaitan
one of the ways that he, you know, drags a person into, into Haram
is to show her to show her what, through his lustful desires,
then once he controls him, and that person becomes addicted to that, you know, particular Shaohua he then tries to encourage him, when he will flash up. What enter Kulu Allah Allah he mad at Allah shaitan he only commands you to do evil and alpha sharp, in decency in morality, Zina and so on and so forth, will enter Kulu Allah He may Allah to Allah moon, and that you say about Allah that which you have no knowledge of, meaning that you change the deen of Allah, you know that something is haram. And you say it's had.
And so these are the steps of shaitan he doesn't come to you right away and say and say to you that you know what this thing is clearly haram,
find a way to legalize it and make it halal, no, he first makes you to enjoy that thing makes you to become addicted to it. Then after he's taken control of you.
And you realize that, you know, there's no help for me, I can't, I'm addicted to this, I have to find a solution for this. So let me legalize it. Let me make it Hello. And so this is one example of how
of how Shewhart lead to to shout and, you know, basically legalizing our show what?
And so this is one example. But there are other examples as well, of how pornography addiction, it raises Shewhart.
And so what are some examples of doubts that arise from this kind of addiction? The first we mentioned, trying to legalize what is haram?
And so a person who is stuck in this addiction, and he says, You know what?
There's no other way for me to get out of it.
So in order to, you know, get rid of his guilt,
he says, Okay, let me find, let me find some opinions of some scholars who have permitted it. And so then he goes out searching for these weird and strange opinions of certain scholars who have said that, for example, masturbation, there's nothing wrong with it. It's completely halal.
And so on and so forth. So he tries to find ways to legalize what is haram. Another example is
someone who's stuck in this in this addiction, and he has turned to Allah for help.
And begged Allah to rid him of this addiction.
But then, he finds himself constantly going back to it.
And this addiction is a real addiction.
And, you know, there have been researches done recently, which show how this addiction is even worse than addiction to drugs.
And so such people, they, they try their best they struggle, but they're they don't find any way to rid themselves of this addiction, even after making a lot of dua. So what happens is, they start to question Allah subhanahu wa taala and question his existence, because why isn't Allah accepting or answering my dua? Allah subhanahu wa Tada answers the dua of the person who's in distress. So why isn't Allah addressing? We're answering my dua. So this is how this is how pornography addiction leads to, to a Shewhart. This is one example.
certain people who they think that the only way to rid myself of this guilt
of this addiction that I'm involved in,
is by just renouncing Islam completely
renouncing Islam completely.
Let me just leave Islam. And that's it.
That's it. End of story, I don't have to be guilty anymore. I don't have to worry about this problem anymore. And this is what leads a lot of people to atheism. This is what leads a lot of people to atheism.
They had a certain shower,
that they just could not give up, whether it be pornography addiction, or or another kind of shower.
A lot of people they are addicted to certain things that have become a part of their lives, certain desires, that they just can't find a way to rid themselves of, and they know it's a sin. And they're constantly constantly being told that you know, this is a sin, this is haram. And they can't rid themselves of it. So they find that you know, what an easy way out is by, you know, disbelieving in Allah.
And if is the case with regards to whether it'd be Muslims or non Muslims who have eventually adopted atheism,
majority of atheists today are not atheists, because of a deep conviction that there exists no God, that there is no existence of a Supreme Being. No, the majority of them resort to atheism as a result of not being able to give up their lifestyle.
Another example of how
pornography addiction can lead to doubts and lead to a faith crisis. And Shewhart is certain people who they become addicted to
various kinds of pornography.
That also includes
certain things like homosexuality.
And this causes them to, basically,
okay, that kind of lifestyle.
And so you find certain Muslims today who have no problem with a homosexual lifestyle, and they say there's completely nothing wrong with it. Also, another example is
those people who are addicted to pornography. Another example of how it leads them to doubts concerning Islam is they adopt a superiority complex, or an inferiority complex, where they look to the kuffaar, as being more superior to us.
As you know, they have all the enjoyment in the dunya. And we have nothing. And so these are some, these are some of the
examples of how Shaha to lead to a Shabbat.
And so, there are some people who embrace these doubts and these ideologies, with their desires with their whims, because it firmly grounds for them, their, their evil doing and their lifestyle. And so they want to escape from that label of being evildoers, to intellectuals that, you know, call me an intellectual instead of a sinner.
And this is why it is of utmost importance for us to free ourselves of the slavery of our hella, our whims. And this is the most dangerous kind of slavery. The most dangerous kind of slavery is to be enslaved by our health, our desires, which is why Allah subhanho wa Taala refers to the Hawa as the deity the God that that people worship for our item and he taught her that Allah Who haha what Allah Allahu Allahu Allah.
Do you not see the one who has taken his God His howa
and Allah causes him to go astray based on knowledge.
And so, in conclusion, we need to take this issue seriously. Those addicted to pornography, or those of us who are parents and we have children.
The danger of them being exposed to pornography is very, very apparent. And I'm sure
As the other speakers will talk about, you know, the exposure of pornography today is unlike ever before. And so we need to take this issue seriously. And the only way that you can survive this fitna, if you are addicted to it is by not giving up in this battle against your knifes and against shaitan. Again shaitan will Latina gehad Rufina Lana Deanna home Cebu Lana. Those who strive and struggle here Allah uses the term jihad.
Those who strive against their knifes. They are the ones who Allah says that he will guide them to his ways, meaning that Allah will guide you to all goodness as long as you can continuously struggle against your enough's. As long as you don't give up. Then eventually, Allah subhanahu wa Tada will open up the ways for you, you will overcome this addiction. You will be victorious over it not only will you see it in this dunya but you will see the fruit of that in that era. And Allah subhanho wa Taala commands us to not give up. Yeah you Halina menos Bureau, Warsaw bureau. Morabito What duckula hala aliquam to flee home or you believe Be patient, persevere in patients and what have you to
stand your guard against your enemy against your knifes and also against Trayvon stand, you know, in resistance, what topple la Hala luckily to flee Hoon And fear Allah so that you are successful. So stand firm in resistance, and build your defenses. Build your defenses. You are right now in a battle against your enough's and its desires. Its inclinations. And again shaitan. So you need to build your defenses and and you need to strong and you need to stand strong. In that resistance. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam compared the believer to a date palm tree. And one of the ways in which the believer the movement resembles the date palm tree is that the date palm tree is the
kind of tree that stands firm in solid in even the fiercest and strongest of storms.
And likewise the believer, no matter which storm comes and hits him,
no matter how strong the shadow what are his desires, his lustful desires are, no matter how strong they are, he will stand firm resisting those desires and he won't give up. That is one of the ways in which the man the believer resembles the date palm tree we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to help each and every single one of us, especially those who are addicted to this problem. We ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to help them and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect our young ones and our children from this
very fierce fitna, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect them all. How they will so lucidly Morocco Allah Subhana Allah who will be Hemlock, Ash had to Allah Allah Hitler and Estelle Fuuka were a tubular Lake wa salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh