As we continue discussing issues related to Muslims and problems related to sexual perversity, I felt that this article from Islamonline by itself deserves a post… it's an excellent read. We would like to hear from you if you know of people that may be caught up in similar situations (no names of course) and what they did about it? Also, if you yourself are a “recovered” or “recovering” addict, share your experiences and what helped you get over it. Again, if you are sharing personal experiences, remain anonymous.
One suggestion to protect yourself, triggered by Br. Dawud's comment, will take you to this post.
The Secret Lives of Muslim Husbands By Abdul Lateef Abdullah
Writer, Counselor – Malaysia
As an IslamOnline.net cyber counselor, I am confronted on a regular basis with the growing phenomenon of pornography in the lives of Muslim husbands. Though it may come as a shock to many, according to concerned wives, pornography is becoming an increasing phenomenon for some Muslim men. It raises many questions, beginning with the most basic one: What is pornography an outlet for, specifically? Why are so many men turning to the “lesser adultery” or the adultery of the eyes despite their knowing – and not seeming to care – that both Allāh and their wives are aware of their pastime? How can we better understand a Muslim adult male's desire to indulge in viewing pornographic material despite its illicit nature?
This article aims to explore some of these questions. Although no scientific data is available to make any formal claims about the topic at hand, I will attempt to provide some possible key underlying factors that contribute to the use of pornography by some Muslim husbands. To begin, I will frame my approach to understanding this issue in the context of the marital relationship.
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