Searching or Watching Forbidden Movies Is Not Disbelief
Fatwa No: 451549

  • Fatwa Date:12-12-2021 - Jumaadaa Al-Oula 8, 1443
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Question

As Salaamu Alaikum.If a person goes and search for songs or movie that contains kufr or shirk content but he only watches them and not belive in it will it be a minor shirk or minor kufr please specify.I asked a Sheikh about this he said it depends upon intention and Can mount to minor kufr. For instance if a person watcthes or listen something contains kufr or ahirk content and do not belive in it at all will it be still consider as minor shirk or minor shirk?Please give a detailed and specific answer on this don't give me reference

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.

As long as this person is not satisfied with disbelief, does not approve of it, and does not believe that it is true, then he does not become a disbeliever merely by searching or watching those movies, and this act is not also ruled as minor disbelief.

However, it is not permissible to watch what includes these forbidden matters, as it is disobedience to Allah, and one must repent from it.

Allah knows best.

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