Advice to leave out pornography

Q: My friend is into pornography and she wants to stay away from it but every time she does, she goes back. She asked me to help her but I do not have no idea what to tell her because I have no words when she said it.

A: She should form a habit of daily performing two rakaats of salaat-ut-taubah and thereafter profusely beg Allah Ta`ala for His forgiveness and special help to abandon this filthy habit. Together with that, she should also contemplate over death and the stages after death, imagining that it is the time of her death and the angel of death is about to release her soul and so forth. If the thought of committing this sin comes to her mind, she should immediately think that what if death comes at this moment. Further, she should commence with the following daily program:

(1) Ta`leem of Fazaa'il-e-A`maal, Fazaa'il-e-Sadaqaat and Bahishti Zewar.

(2) Recitation of a portion of the Quraan Shareef and some zikr.

(3) Du`aa at the end of each session.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)