Is it a sin to look at bad things, unintentionally?

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Is it a sin to look at bad things, unintentionally?

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.

Answer

If you unintentionally look at things which you should not and immediately look away then it will not be sinful. As Buraydah ibn al-Hasib narrates that the Prophet (sallal lahu alayhi wa sallam) said: to Ali: “Do not give a second look, Ali, (because) while you are not to blame for the first, you have no right to the second.” (Sunan Abu Dawood: 882)

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Sayeedur Rahman

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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