I've heard some people said that everything made me scared is forbidden in Islam, Is that right?
If so, are horror movies haram in the light of Quran and sunnah?
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When someone ask a
question, we should response with
Islam is not a religion full of harams. If something is not explicitly said to be haram in Quran, or is clearly forbidden by Rasul, then it is not haram under normal conditions.
And don't forget that, every halal action can be haram under extreme condition, and every haram action can be halal under extreme conditions.
We can't say that watching horror movie is haram. But it can be haram if you enjoy watching people being slaughtered, or if you are wasting your precious time with watching too much movies (e.g.; 6 hours everyday).
A muslim must protect himself/herself from turning in a wrong way (from siratal mustakim - the rightful path defined in Quran). This kind of self protection is called
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Allaah has enjoined on the Muslims to preserve its members from doing all that affects the human nature which is created by the worship of God, and that the conservation of that member enters in thanking those great blessing that God bestowed it upon His slaves.
In other words, should not only have to move away from the obvious forbidden, but everything affects pure human Fitrah that God created them
and no one should argue that the the bad effects of those films on the communities in general, what may be a violation of the Islamic faith, educate the violence and to facilitate the crime, and other ill effects.
Here is a fatwa which should answer your question.
It basically says that in movies in general these days, you will see the following:
All these things are haraam, and as all these things will be found in movies, that kind of suggests that movies are haraam. However, I guess if you can find a movie which doesn't have any of those haraam elements, then it could be concidered non haraam?