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Which sin is bigger among these two?

Masturbating or watching porn

asked 204 Zeeshan%20Abbasi's gravatar image

Both are sins regardless of the size.

It is just as the noble companion Abdullah ibn Masood (radi Allahu anhu) said: “The believer sees his sins as if he were sitting beneath a mountain which he feared was about to fall upon him, whereas the wicked sees his sins like a man who finds a fly settle upon his nose, so he does this (the narrator brushed it away from his nose).”

Sin can't be quantified only Allah knows which is bigger.

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answered 8588 abdul_wasay's gravatar image

I know both of these are sins just like any others. What I am trying to figure out is that in Surah An-Nisa ayat #31, it says in Sahih International translation "If you avoid the major sins which you are forbidden, We will remove from you your lesser sins and admit you to a noble entrance [into Paradise]". So If a person does masturbation in efforts to stay away from something major like zina or in this case watching porn, is that person committing major sin? I am not justifying Masturbation is halal in that case. Just wondering if masturbation is considered something major or minor. Thanks

(May 25 at 15:58) Zeeshan Abbasi Zeeshan%20Abbasi's gravatar image

It is a general principle in all faiths that you cannot commit a sin in order to prevent a sin. The best way to avoid zina is to marry (if you can) or to fast, or to take a cold shower.....or simply to exercise self-control!

(May 25 at 16:10) Paulus Paulus's gravatar image

well, I am engaged but can't marry until I finish my studies and get settled financially. I do my best to avoid it but here and there, I end up committing masturbating though Alhumdulillah I haven't watched pornographic for a while. But still your reply doesn't give the answer of whether it's a kabira(Major) or sagira(minor)?

(May 26 at 19:40) Zeeshan Abbasi Zeeshan%20Abbasi's gravatar image

only Allah knows. Better not take chances.

brother you should see problems of masturbation on google. google it

(May 26 at 20:19) abdul_wasay ♦ abdul_wasay's gravatar image

Jazakallahu Khyran I have tried several times but was unable to find the answer.

(May 26 at 21:02) Zeeshan Abbasi Zeeshan%20Abbasi's gravatar image

i was part of this evil too. are you saying u tried to stop?

(May 26 at 21:21) abdul_wasay ♦ abdul_wasay's gravatar image

I have tried several times to google the answer but couldn't find anything unfortunately. AND I have also tried to stop that habit hundred times but wasn't able to. :(

(May 27 at 11:34) Zeeshan Abbasi Zeeshan%20Abbasi's gravatar image
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