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  1. I can relate to this. Whenever there’s a new article, I read it aloud so that my family can hear it :))
    jazakAllah khayr ProductiveMuslims.
    Thanks

  2. Very informative and encouraging article. My husband and I have stopped watching TV after seeing a conspiracy documentary (the big picture) as it spelled out the harmful affects of TV we were already aware of. At first it was really challenging as we had no idea what to do together if it’s not a movie or TV time but as time went, we have even forgotten we’ve got one because we pulled the antena out. Alhamdulillah I feel less bombarded with “buy this & life will be fabulous” and all the useless/empty/bad news TV has to offer.

  3. i really beleive that removing TV from my live will improuve my education and my live in general, the problem is that i don’t have the agreement of my familly, at first each member of my familly had his own TV, then i managed to cut down the number to TWO one for the parents and the other for the kids, after that i’ve been able to remove the childreen’s one (u can say by force because i’m the big sis) but this act didnt please my father cause he no longer can watch his programmes alone!!! LooL , my point is that even if I managed to cut down the number of TVs we use, I couldnt reduce the number of HOURS that the members of my familly spend looking at that box or the type of programmes they wacth :(
    I know that their degrees at school will be much better if they stop wasting all that time in front of TV and invest it instead in reading and revising their lessons but it seams that they couldnt care less TV is controlling my familly

  4. i do not watch TV at all — it contains too much haram. Alhamdulillah! Masha’Allah.

  5. i do not watch TV at all — it contains too much haram. Alhamdulillah! Masha’Allah.

  6. we can consider TV as a source of news, knowledge, and education and it’s not wrong to consider it also as a source of fun or entertainment when we want to spend a good time with our family

    we should watch TV for a good purpose even if we consider it as source of fun

    And we need to be aware and watch our children what they are watching on TV and make a necessary control on what they are watching

  7. I personally do not think its possible to derive good from tv no matter how hard you try. Any good you will be outweighed by the bad. TV has a way of sending subtle messages, if you see a person doing something constantly, even if you disagree with it, subconsciously your mind will slowly open up to it (maybe you won’t do that thing yourself but at least the severity of it will decrease in your mind). And American TV is filled with haram behavior. On top of that, watching people of the opposite gender constantly (especially people who are specifically groomed to be attractive and grab your attention) is not only a grave sin of the eyes but will also just ultimately deplete your hayah, your innate modesty. I think if you proactively record all the ways TV influences your life, there’s no way you’d keep that hellbox in your living room. I got rid of it like 5 years ago, and it wasn’t hard, once you cut something out, there’s no temptation left to have to control. It’s another story that all the shows became available online- then I had to fight it again and consistently monitor my online habits but Alhamdulilah no tv for me!

  8. Actually now that I started I’ll continue with my TV bashing, American TV shows are so immensely lewd that even kids/teenager shows are infiltrated with inappropriate behavior. I’m not saying you won’t find a show that is semi-okay- you will- but even in that show they’ll add in random lewdness just because its so expected that they think they can’t have a show without it. This is true for movies too, if you think you’ve found a movie that seems somewhat halal- you will with a doubt run into a scene that will make you squirm. So for the people who think they can entertain themselves with TV without sacrificing their deen, you are just simply wrong. And I don’t think a person can limit themselves to Islamic channels even though they have 300 others. Why keep this constant fitnah in front of you? Maybe you have control, but does everyone in your family? I think once we lose our hayah, we lose ourselves, and TV is something that sucks the hayah out of you.

  9. I think this TV problem is a lil outta date, at least for my family. Today it’s more abt THE INTERNET lol seriously everyone has their own laptop or computer and that’s wats keepin ppl away from bein productive or more social – basically it’s the same thing as TV cuz u can watch almost everythin online

    •  – the same concepts apply to the internet. 1) Decide on some ground rules about using the internet as a family 2) Consume what’s useful online, leave the rest. 3) Invest in the positive power of the internet

    •  – the same concepts apply to the internet. 1) Decide on some ground rules about using the internet as a family 2) Consume what’s useful online, leave the rest. 3) Invest in the positive power of the internet