During these years in which i have sinned I have also memorized 10 juz of the Qur’an: that didn’t come easily, nor without determination, and i would bet that is more than most people who are reading this. The most helpful solution overall i found was going cold turkey with the internet: cutting it off completely.I don’t know if that makes me a “better” porn addict than the next porn addict. It severely restricted my access to pornography, and though the addiction didn’t cut off completely, it was definitely a practical step in the right direction.
Another problem was that my family resisted when i suggested that i marry in my early 20s.
Thus, the absence of a halal outlet for this desire is another factor that has brought me to where i am now. Imam Anwar al-Awlaqi mentions it in one of his CD sets.
The previous post on “The Secret Life of Husbands“, part of MM’s “Sex & the Muslim Ummah” series, was sort of a milestone post.
It elicited powerful responses, and led to some of the most beneficial discussions on MM.
Its a slippery slope that ends with you in a place where a Muslim shouldn’t be. Dear reader, what haven’t i tried to give up this addiction?
Reciting Qur’an, going to talks, activism, du’a, all of that and more.But having crossed that line only once advances you to the next level of sinfulness.So you’re first mistake is looking at a woman lustfully.My addiction began as something small, but step by step over 10 years, it has transformed into something which is at times uncontrollable.The first time i used a credit card on a porn site was after several years of being addicted to porn.When i was new to the sin, i would never have dared to buy a dirty mag from the local store out of a sense of shame and embarrassment.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating