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Man wants to abandon fornication

Published: 25/08/2011 06:05:00 PM GMT
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I am a young Muslim man, and have lived all my life in the West. I need some urgent advice on an issue which is troubling me greatly. I have fallen into the habit of fornicating. As prostitutes are readily available in my city, a couple of years ago I started visiting some. Unfortunately, I have not been able to break this habit. Whenever I visit a prostitute I feel so much regret inside and I repent to Allah and I convince myself never to do it again. However, I always go back to it.

Answered by

Sheikh Riyâd al-Musaymîrî, professor at al-Imâm University in Riyadh

Your problem will be completely solved if you possess two things.

The first thing you need to have is the sincere intention and conviction to abandon these sins. You should be able to control your desires and your whims and resist them with steadfastness. Keep in mind Allah’s observance over your motions and positions. You should feel shy when you are aware that Allah sees you. Remember how filthy these women are when they offer their bodies for tens or hundreds of adulterers which is something awful and disgusting.

The second thing you need is to protect yourself with a legal marriage so you can satisfy your needs lawfully. Do not give the excuse of being poor, studying, working, or some other circumstances. When you are sincere with Allah in seeking chastity, He will help you, ease things for you, and provide you with marriage.

Otherwise, you will continue face trials and live in a continuous dispute with Satan’s whispers and your soul will continue to incite you to evil.

May Allah protect you and guide you.

Source: Islam Today

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