Tuesday, 26 May 2015

The Harm of Television

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

By Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (Rahmatullahi ‘alayh)

Television is a box of poisonous snakes and scorpions: If one does not bite, another surely stings. Most of the programmes and films that are screened are extremely ‘poisonous’ and damaging to Imaan, Hayaa (modesty) and Akhlaaq (character) and has wrought tremendous destruction to the Ummah at large.

The spiritual harm of the television only a “blind hearted” person can deny. There is now so much of scientific evidence that proves the physical damage caused by television viewing. A recent article stated that thousands of children suffered epileptic fits after viewing a certain cartoon feature on television.

We have to act responsibly for our own benefit and that of our children, and remove the ‘Dajjaal’ box from our homes.

How can we justify viewing television, by saying that there are some good programmes, when the major content is highly immoral, explicit and Haraam? Even in alcohol and gambling there is a little benefit to be found. Can we then declare it “Halaal”? – No!

May Allah Ta’ala grant us the understanding and guide us.