TV and radio

Q 5: What is the ruling on watching TV and listening to radio? What is the ruling on praying behind a person who watches and listens to them?

A: The ruling on listening to TV or radio and watching TV differs based on what is broadcast on them, whether good or evil. The TV can show lawful as well as unlawful pictures. The same applies to the radio but it is less harmful than the TV since it does not show any pictures. As for praying behind someone who watches or listens to the TV or radio, it depends on what they watch, (Part No. 26; Page No. 271) whether it is lawful or unlawful, but the prayer will be valid in both cases. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.