Internet is major sin and love outside marriage is adultery Egypt preacher

The internet and love outside marriage are both major sins and are equal to adultery, a prominent Egyptian Muslim preacher has said in a recent fatwa, or religious edict.

Sheikh Muhammad Hussein Yaqob described love outside marriage as “adultery of the heart.”

“In Islam, marriage is the only lawful man-woman relationship,” he said, adding that a man’s love to a woman other than his wife is haram and equal to zina in Islam, said the Salafi Islamic scholar.

Yaqob was talking to Salafi students of Minia University, the Egyptian al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper reported, urging them to fill their hearts with the love of God only.

“What distinguishes the Islamic Aqeedah (theology) from other theologies is that we talk to God and He hears us and we hear Him when reading from the holy Quran”, Yaqop told the male and female students.

Gravest of major sins

For the Islamic Mufti, the Internet is the gravest of major sins and is the biggest challenge facing the Muslim World.

He also said the Internet, pornographic movies and pornography are merely evil inventions the West exported to the Islamic and Arab worlds with the aim of distorting their identities.

“We are professional when it comes to wasting time…the Internet is the real haram that poses serious threat to our societies, “ Yaqob said, calling on the Muslim youths to stop their “blind imitation of the West and stand firm against the Western cultural invasion that aims at changing the identity of the Ummah (nation).”

Statistics have revealed that Porn sites have appeared in Islamic countries’ most-visited online rankings, which prompted several Arab states, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to begin enforcing a ban on online porn sites.

For the Islamic Mufti, the Internet is the gravest of major sins and is the biggest challenge facing the Muslim World.
He also said the Internet, pornographic movies and pornography are merely evil inventions the West exported to the Islamic and Arab worlds with the aim of distorting their identities.

“We are professional when it comes to wasting time…the Internet is the real haram that poses serious threat to our societies, “ Yaqob said, calling on the Muslim youths to stop their “blind imitation of the West and stand firm against the Western cultural invasion that aims at changing the identity of the Ummah (nation).”

Statistics have revealed that Porn sites have appeared in Islamic countries’ most-visited online rankings, which prompted several Arab states, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to begin enforcing a ban on online porn sites.

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Last Update: Thursday, 15 November 2012 KSA 09:04 - GMT 06:04
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