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1 Question: What is the ruling about watching films with sexual content?
Answer: It is not permissible to watch such films (or pictures) with pleasure nor is it permissible to watch them without pleasure as an obligatory precaution.
2 Question: There are some drama series with actresses playing without scarves. What is the Islamic law about watching those drama series without lustful intention?
Answer: There is no problem in watching them in the said case.
3 Question: There are some drama series, which promote and encourage illicit forbidden (Haram) relations, is it permissible to watch them?
Answer: Watching the movies mentioned is forbidden if it influences the viewer and causes moral corruption or arousal. Furthermore on a mandatory precaution watching such movies is to avoided entirely if it contains sexually indecent scenes.
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