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Is it haram to read love stories?

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(Dec 15 '12 at 09:49) Irfan Alam ♦ Irfan%20Alam's gravatar image

Assallaaamalaikuma Rahmatullahe Wabarakatuuh Dear,

Reading love stories results in many evils, especially if the reader is young. These evils include: provocation of desire, and stirring up of bad thoughts and fantasies, attachment to the hero or heroine of the story, and wasting time in something that brings no spiritual or worldly benefit, rather in most cases it cases harm. Islam came to close the door that leads to anything haraam; it enjoins lowering the gaze and forbids being alone with a member of the opposite sex or speaking in a soft tone, and other things that may provoke desire or lead to immoral actions.

The same may be said about watching romantic movies... as is said about reading romantic stories, rather the movies are more harmful and more corrupt, because they embody the meanings in moving images and scenes, and because they show ‘awrahs and immoral actions, accompanied by music in most cases. They provoke desires and promote immorality, as is obvious to any wise person. It is strange that you are not bothered as the result of watching these movies.

All of that is forbidden, as it leads to haraam things and sin, and the one who does it is in grave danger!

It is obligatory to give up haraam things immediately, and that sin after sin darkens the heart

You should also remember that whoever gives up something for the sake of Allaah, Allaah will compensate him with something better than it, so hasten to repent sincerely and give up these haraam things, and keep yourself busy with things that will benefit your spiritual and worldly interests. Read Qur’aan a great deal and study the biography of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and the biographies of the Mothers of the Believers and of the Sahaabah (may Allaah be pleased with them all). Listen to useful lectures which will remind you of Allaah and encourage you to seek the Hereafter, and help you to keep away from haraam things.

                  Insh'Allah, I hope it helped and I'll ask Allah to help&guide you.
answered 22828 Aaqib%20J's gravatar image

Assalamualikum There have to views (1) Reading love story is haram when it will be lie and created by writers for creating provocation of desire in mind. There added hero and heroine for drawing bad. For this reason it is haram. (2) Reading love story is not haram when it will be true story. If there had some wrong discussion we should leave it.

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