Not Sinful for Unintentionally Looking at Those Pictures
Fatwa No: 394993

Question

Asalamo aleikoum. If in the subject of Literature in university there are some pictures that they picture what the consider to be Allah and I skip this pages but my eyes fall to the picture unintentionally and I a continue to curse those people and say audhubillah , do I bear any sin?Barak Allahu fikoum

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

You are not sinful for having a quick look at those images as long as you detest them and do not approve of them.

As for cursing, then you should guard your tongue from it.

The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "A believer is neither a slanderer nor a curser, nor is he obscene or vulgar." [At-Tirmithi]

In another Hadeeth, the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "Those who frequently curse (people) would neither be accepted as witnesses nor as intercessors on the Day of Resurrection." [Muslim]

Allah knows best.

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