Is TV Haram?
The answer to this question is simple as NO
Yes you heard me correct - NO
TV is not haram
And anyone who says so must counter my arguments point by point to prove their point or else I am not going to listen to what sheikh jim bob bubba han said or whatever!
What I am using is common sense - logic - reasoning and most importantly my free will to decide based on all the mentioned criterion.
So enough said about how I feel, now lets move to the facts.
Introducing the TeleVision
Whats haram about a box made of plastic with a glass screen and electronic components inside?
Is it made of pork?
Or maybe it emits pork and alchol beams?
Or maybe there is a casino inside?
Incase you believe any the above 3...then lets see whats inside!
Viola - no pork , no wine and no casino!! Its all just a bunch of electronic components and stuff like plastic, metal and glass...surprised?
Well the above illustrations are ofcourse from the old style TV's nowadays we have LCD/Plasma and all sorts of thin TV's but they too are made from electronic components, metal, plastic and glass.
So whats haram here?
Can someone answer it?
Now if anyone says TV is haram will indeed be a liar for we have not found anything haram inside the TV or outside it at all! Unless TV manufacturers are secretly coating the TV's with pork sauce or something lol.
That ends the simple logical, factual reasoning that proves that TV is not haram.
TV Programs & Halal vs Haram
Which one would you watch?
So whats on TV tonight?
a) Is it a movie called "100 Naked people dancing in the street" ?
b) Is it a lecture by Zakir Naik ?
c) Is its an educational documentary on Animals of China ?
If your answer was (A) then you are committing haram VIA the TV
If your answer was (B) then you are gaining hasanat and knowledge VIA the TV
If your answer was (C) then you are gaining knowledge VIA the TV
3 different results from the same device - wow!
Your neighbour just gave you a swiss army knife as a present, what do you use it for?
a) You chop up your entire family and murder them in cold blood
b) You cut apples with it and eat them
c) You use it to make wood carvings of Quranic Ayahs to decorate your house
Now obiviously (A) is wrong wrong wrong! Totally haram!!!
(B) is oki doki, you get some energy and pleasure from the apple.
(C) is oki doki too, you gain hasanat for glorifying the Quran and also learn wood carving
Once again we see 3 different results from this device known as the knife (just lke we did with the TV)
So on what criterion are we going to say TV is haram and the knife is not, or vice versa?
Will we condem the TV because it has a 100 naked people movie on it and YOU watched it?
Will you cut up your family and blame the knife too?
Maybe you will drink alchol and blame the bottle?
Where do YOU draw the line?
The device known as the Television (TV for short) is infact no less innocent or harmful than the device we call the knife or infact our very own PC (Personal Computer)!
Lets compare this time the TV with the PC
TV you can watch lewedness on it
PC you can watch lewedness on it, infact its easier to!
TV you can hurt your eyes watching too much of it
PC Same with the PC
TV you can listen to music on it
PC same on the pc
Well the list could go on and on....so il get to my point and question....
To those people who argue TV is haram, can you please justify why the TV is haram yet the PC that you use is not?
PC You can turn your PC off but TV you cant control whats on it
BUZZZZZ - WRONG ANSWER!
They call it a REMOTE CONTROL..on it are small buttons which you use to control your TV and there is usually a somewhat bigger red button marked OFF.
So is the TV still haram?
OOHHH YES IT IS - The kuffar made it so its imitating the kuffar.
Really? Wow..then please stop wearing underwear because they made that too lol
Not to mention please let us set the example by burning your PC which contains the infidel Intel Chp made by the kuffar too!
Well I could go on with examples and reasoning - but I wont, because it is just getting repetitively boring now.
So my message to the people who are bent on declaring everything as haram is simply this:
Please use logic, reasoning and knowledge, instead of simply saying "its haram"