Fatwa: # 15554
Category: Character & Morals
Country: United States
Date: 19th August 2007

Title

Day dreaming of all evil and immoral acts is prohibited

Question

1- is having a online chat is consider zenya.. even if u werent talkin about somethin bad... making friendship.... i mean its not like ur hearing there voice or seening there pics.. vise versa.

2-  is day dreaming about sex is haram,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

1. It is not permissible to engage in a general online chat with the opposite gender. It is human nature to be attracted to the opposite gender. Curiosity is also a sensitive instinct in a person. If a male chats with a female, the above mentioned two factors will feature prominently in his communication with the female counterpart. He will gradually get attracted to her and his curiosity about her will unleash a host of attractions towards her. What’s supposed to be a general online discussion is now a jailbird of desires locked in a secure prison of Shaitaan and fitna. Allah says, “And do not go close to zina, it is immoral.” The online chats is a road to zina and therefore prohibited.
2. Day dreaming of all evil and immoral acts is prohibited.

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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