أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
DANGERS OF THE INTERNET; EASY OF ACCESS TO PORNOGRAPHY
With the help of a few clicks, pornographic content spreads rampantly
across the Internet, carried over an innumerable number of web sites,
through explicit images in spam, and through advertisements on search
engines. Various statistics show children increasingly being exposed
to pornographic content. The content can involve despicable and
disgusting acts, sometimes even involving children. The annual revenue
of the worldwide pornographic industry is over £60 billion – that’s
more than even Hollywood. According to a study by the London School of
Economics, 6 out of every 10 children in the UK  were regularly
being exposed to pornography – that is the majority of children.
MAJORITY OF CHILDREN
Approximately 90 percent of children aged 8 to 16 have seen
pornography on the Internet. There are many ways in which children are
being exposed to this evil material. Anybody with an email account
would know that they are constantly bombarded by emails explicitly
advertising pornography or indirectly [by showing one thing and upon
clicking re-directing to an explicit site].
There are many game sites on the internet which allow harmless games
to be played but advertise sexually explicit websites. According to
the TopTenReviews report, at least 26 names of cartoon characters were
linked to porn sites, thus exposing children to adult content on the
UNCOMFORTABLE STATISTICS 
 – 89 percent of youth in chat rooms receive sexual solicitations.
 – 73 percent of those exposures happened while searching or
surfing the Internet and 27 percent while opening e-mail or clicking
on links in e-mails or instant messages.
 – 67 percent happened while using the Internet at home; 15
percent at school; 3 percent in libraries; and the rest at other
homes, such as friends’, and elsewhere.
 – most of the images were of nudity, 32 percent showed a sexual act,
 – web searches and search engines were the most common route to exposures (47 percent).
 – in 26 percent of the surfing incidents, the children surveyed
were “mousetrapped” into another dirty site while trying to get out of
the one they were in.
INTERNET – TOOL OF THE SHAYTAN
The Shaytan, who is our open and clear enemy, is using the Internet
to corrupt the Believers and their children’s morals, Imaan [faith]
and dignity. Allah [swt] says in the Qur’an,
‘Satan threatens you with poverty and orders you to commit Fahishah’
WHAT DOES ‘FAHISHAH’ MEAN?
Linguistically ‘Fahishah’ means, ‘an excess or enormity, a thing
excessively and enormously foul, evil, immoral, lewd, obscene, a sin or
a crime which is excessively foul; adultery or fornication.’
One finds that the Internet is the marketplace for people indulging
in ‘Fahishah’ and all the steps that lead to it – accumulating major
sins in the sight of their Creator, Allah [swt]. The Shaytan has
openly declared war on the children of Adam [due to his jealousy] and
his primary aim is to drag as many of them as possible to the
Hell-Fire with him – May Allah [swt] protect us and our children
Repeated and long-term exposure of pornographic material is severely
traumatic and damaging to children’s Imaan [faith] and leads to all
sorts of psychological and behavioural problems. One must realise that
you cannot delete from the memories of children what they have seen
of these images or videos. These ‘evil seeds’ are planted into the
hearts of the innocent resulting in producing adults who are sexually
perverted, promiscuous, immoral, psychologically inept and corrupt
Muslims who continue to battle with their sins.
Parents must take active responsibility to ensure that their homes
are safe from the influence of Fahishah – especially from the
Internet. We recommend the following:
 – Do not have access to the internet anywhere in the house except
in the main living/dining room with the computer monitor facing
outwards – i.e., towards the rest of the room
 – Children do not need to have email addresses or accounts on
Facebook, Twitter, MSN, Yahoo etc. Supervise access to YouTube.
 – do not allow them to use chatrooms
 – Only allow access to the internet while they are being supervised [or in groups of responsible children]
 – Setup bookmarks for your children and only allow them to visit
these ‘approved’ sites – do not give them the opportunity to type in
the address box
 – Putting a physical block on adult sites – this can be done by adjusting the settings in your internet explorer
 – Install internet protection software for children – available free online
 – Ensure that the history of the pages visited cannot be deleted.
Please do not turn a blind eye to dangers that the Internet poses to
our future – our children. Doing so would be tantamount to
incompetence and irresponsibility on the part of the Parents. Is it
logical that we would ever hand our children a 500 page encyclopaedia,
that has 50 pages of explicit material and then expect our children
never to stumble upon them? The astute parent would remove the 50
pages and then hand the book over or sit by their side and make sure
nothing other than beneficial information is looked at.
We ask Allah [swt], the Lord of the Worlds, to protect us and our
children from the fahishah [immorality] and fitnah [turmoil] that
surrounds us and protects us all from the traps of the Shaytan [ameen]
 – http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6336509.stm
 – Mainly taken from the key findings of U.S. Study “The Exposure of Youth to Unwanted Sexual Material on the Internet”
Submitted by a Muslim