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Pk_#2
01-13-2008, 11:53 PM
Bismillah-Ir-Rahman-Ir-Raheem,

AsalamuAlaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,

In general almost every house has a television, especially in western countries, if not in all (countries). Unlawful things (are shown on the television), like music (with different musical instruments), so therefore, television contains and shows:

Unlawful music Violent and criminal series and shows Superstitious and imaginative unrealistic things Free mixing of sexes Nakedness and tight clothes Gays and lesbians Distorted information about Islam and Muslims

In many “so called” soap operas you witness cheating, a man cheats on his wife and she cheats on him with unlawful relations,Drinking of haraam Women singing half naked without anything covering their breasts
The extent of the above varies from one program to another, but in many cases all of the above exists.

There is no doubt that anyone who uses the television for any of the above reasons then it is forbidden for him to keep it (the television) and forbidden for him to see.

Anyone who brings the television (into the home), while knowing, or thinks that it is most likely that he cannot avoid the programs that are mentioned then he is insisting on haraam.

Anyone who brings the television (into the home) to his family and his children and leaves them to use it openly despite all of these programmes, even though he may not see them himself, then in this case he is committing haraam and accumulating sins because he is helping in haraam and will be held accountable on the Day of Resurrection.

Watching television without owning it is divided into three categories:

1) Watching that which is of benefit for one's religion and beneficial matters of this life, however it is conditional on it not becoming a means to see the
haraam, for example, the woman sits looking at and enjoying seeing the man giving the news, because this would be fitnah. The same applies to the man, ooking at a beautiful woman giving the news with enjoyment, this is a fitnah.

2) Seeing that which is harmful to one's religion is haraam because the believer is obligated to protect himself and his family in the religion.

3) That which is of no benefit or no harm is nonsense which does not befit the believer and the believer should not waste his time with it.

This is what has been discussed by our Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Saalih al-
‘Uthaymeen
, rahimahullaah.

The Permanent Committee of Scholars have stated (in a fatwa) that the television is an instrument that in and of itself has no ruling regarding it; rather, the ruling applies to its use, if it is used for haraam, like singing, showing haraam pictures, foolishness, lying, cheating, deviant creeds (beliefs), altering realities, inciting fitan, then it is haraam, if it is used in that which is good, like recitation of the Qur’aan, making the truth clear, enjoining the good and forbidding the evil, then it becomes useful and permissible from this angle.

In the case that the two matters become equal or the level of evil exceeds the level of good then the television becomes haraam. 'Dun dun duuuun'
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Z-Blade
01-14-2008, 12:20 AM
:sl:,

Indeed, the TV can be a source of great harm or a source of benefit. It's usually the former, and even a highly regarded Jewish Rabbi went against the TV due to the evil it has and the harm it causes. Personally, we do have a TV in the house and I only watch it for beneficial programs like Peace TV, Islam Channel, News etc. otherwise I'm not really a TV person anymore :O.

Wassalam.
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minaz
01-14-2008, 12:39 AM
I would say the internet is much more harmful than a tv set as you have much more control on the net- sin is just a click away.
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Z-Blade
01-14-2008, 03:01 AM
Originally Posted by minaz
I would say the internet is much more harmful than a tv set as you have much more control on the net- sin is just a click away.
:sl:

Hmmm, that's debatable bro. Actually, the fact that we have more control on the internet is what makes me think it's far better for us, and this should be the case since we are Muslim and we know that Allah is watching us. But I guess it depends on the individual.

Whereas TV is mainly full of rubbish and you have less control over what you are watching what with all the adverts and things. WaAllahu 'Alim.

Wassalam.
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sur
01-14-2008, 11:40 AM
Originally Posted by minaz
I would say the internet is much more harmful than a tv set as you have much more control on the net- sin is just a click away.
depends whether u spend more time watching porn or benefiting from this universe of information which TV don't provide, at least as yet.
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Pk_#2
01-14-2008, 12:39 PM
JazakAllah khair brothers, yeah I think with advertisements even some of the Islam Channel ones are off key, so I wouldn't let my siblings watch unless I was there with the remote on my hand!@ Zblade

I personally think if you wanted to, you can make the Internet more beneficial to you, but these days sometimes I think even Islamic Forums can be a little ... @ Minaz

AsalamuAlaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
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Ummu Sufyaan
01-14-2008, 12:41 PM
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i hate tv. if it was my choice, id get rid of our one :D. i dont wanna raise my kids with a tv.
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01-14-2008, 12:44 PM
:salamext:

Personally, only thing I watch on TV now is Brother Zakir Naik on Peace TV. Maybe some Dramas and stuff, but nothing good in it personally.

I wouldn't want to raise my kids with a TV either.
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Pk_#2
01-14-2008, 12:49 PM
Originally Posted by maryam11
:sl:
i hate tv. if it was my choice, id get rid of our one :D. i dont wanna raise my kids with a tv.
:sl:
Yeah I did say that once and my lil brother went and pushed it and it broke, but then ma rents got another one, even bigger one Lol so he can't push it, mind you my rents never watch TV, but same as you Ahlaam all of a sudden my dad has been asking me about Dr ZN and I intro'd Him to PTV and he was like mashaAllah he talks fast Lol,

But he never has the time to watch it!

AsalamuAlaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
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01-14-2008, 01:01 PM
:salamext:

^^ I mention Dr. Zakir Naik and my parents think I'm becoming an extremist :muddlehea
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Ummu Sufyaan
01-14-2008, 01:03 PM
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oooohhh, i know what you mean, lol....alhamdulilah, not my parents, but ive heard others...
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Pk_#2
01-14-2008, 01:17 PM
Originally Posted by AhLÄÄM
:salamext:

^^ I mention Dr. Zakir Naik and my parents think I'm becoming an extremist :muddlehea
Why? My pops heard of him through one of his friends - I don't know him but why do some poeple act so rudely towards him?

That is really sad!

AsalamuAlaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
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☆•♥°ąყ℮Տիმ°♥•☆
01-14-2008, 04:19 PM
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i dont think 'owning' a tv is in any way bad.. one can refrain alltogether from watching tv programs and keep it for a sole purpose for watching educational or islamic, or even family / Nikkah dvd's etc

i dont think that a 'tv' can be classed as haraam, as there are islamic channels that one could watch to benefit from the knowledge of islam.

It really comes down to the individual person and intention. Temptation is everywhere. We know in our hearts what is right and what is wrong and should imply this on all levels.. including watching tv, using internet or watever...

just my opinion....


maybe you could add a poll to this?
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Ali.
01-14-2008, 04:44 PM
Originally Posted by (¯¨›Åÿê§h勨¯)
:sl:
i dont think 'owning' a tv is in any way bad.. one can refrain alltogether from watching tv programs and keep it for a sole purpose for watching educational or islamic, or even family / Nikkah dvd's etc

i dont think that a 'tv' can be classed as haraam, as there are islamic channels that one could watch to benefit from the knowledge of islam.

It really comes down to the individual person and intention. Temptation is everywhere. We know in our hearts what is right and what is wrong and should imply this on all levels.. including watching tv, using internet or watever...

just my opinion....


maybe you could add a poll to this?
I agree with Ayesha to be honest. It all goes down to your temptations and self control - if you can control yourself and refrain from the evil that can be easy viewed on TV, then fine. But if you can't control yourself, and you find yourself watching haram TV, then either try harder to control yourself, or quit watching TV altogether.
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Z-Blade
01-14-2008, 09:12 PM
Originally Posted by Happy
JazakAllah khair brothers, yeah I think with advertisements even some of the Islam Channel ones are off key, so I wouldn't let my siblings watch unless I was there with the remote on my hand!@ Zblade
:sl:,

Wa iyyaka akh. Yeah it's true TV can be harmful and in the least a waste of time. If we was to take this further, it would probably be best to leave anything that can cause harm (like the internet too) but then that is very impractical. And most things can actually harm us in one way or another or benefit us. WaAllahu 'Alim. I guess we should just ask Allah to guide us, because He is the only one who can guide.

(Yeah I really don't know what I'm on about either :?).

Wassalam.
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snakelegs
01-15-2008, 12:30 AM
i don't like/have a tv.
that said, there is nothing wrong with tv - it's what you do with it and whether you control it or it controls you.
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Pk_#2
01-16-2008, 12:23 PM
Originally Posted by snakelegs
i don't like/have a tv.
that said, there is nothing wrong with tv - it's what you do with it and whether you control it or it controls you.
Oh that is different, is it against agnosticism rules/law? heh

Ciao.
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