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Is it halal to look at semi naked women without lust?

Most explanations I read prohibiting it say so with lust rather than leaving it as haram.

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It doesn't matter if it's lust or not, it's haram. If you're a male, you are told to lower your gaze.

"Tell the believing men to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what they do."
-Qur'an 24:30

Even if you don't look at her with desire, Satan can still tempt and arouse you to. There is no guarantee.


It is impermissible to look at the áwrah of a man or woman, regardless of if it is with lust or without, except in circumstances where there is genuine need.

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