A wife should advise her husband who watches unlawful TV shows in a wise manner
Fatwa No: 254350


Assalamu alaikum. May Allah bless you and your families. A wife agreed to let the husband use her Money to buy a new tv when they were newly married. Or maybe even it was her suggestion to give the Money to him when he wanted to buy a new tv, she can not remember. He had a tv from before, but it was old and he wanted to buy a new one. Now the wife is very sad about this, and regrets her being so foolish to let her husband buy this tv With her Money. He Wastes so much time watching this tv, and are watching many haram Things. Will the sins for this also be on her since he bought this tv With her money? And if it is, what should she do know? She has tried talking to him, but nothing has helped so far. She wants to break this tv, but this will make him very angry With her and he will just buy a new one now that he has the money. Jazak Allah khayr


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and messenger.

If when that wife purchased the TV set she knew that her husband was not concerned about whether what he would watch were lawful or unlawful, then she is sinful. In that case, she must repent to Allaah and whoever sincerely repents to Allaah, Allaah will accept his/her repentance. For more benefit, please refer to Fatwa 86527.

However, if she did not believe that it was likely that her husband would watch forbidden thing on the TV, then she is not sinful.

Moreover, she should strive to correct her husband and not despair. She should supplicate Allaah as much as possible to give her the ability to do so.

If her husband takes heed and treads the path of righteousness, then this is what is desired; otherwise, she is not obliged to destroy the television. She should try to deal with her husband in a wise and appropriate manner and she may make use of some pieces of advice that we have mentioned in Fataawa 50623 and 98765.

Allaah Knows best.

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