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imagining and recalling false beliefs


Assalamualaikum we rahmatullahi we barakatuhu. It is not permissible to sit with, or watch and listen to, those who are establishing disbeliefs or wrong and false beliefs.[An-Nisaa 4:140]. [Al An’aam 6:68]. and [Al-Furqan 25:72]

But my question is: Does this principle also apply to Imagining and recalling wrong and false beliefs like : ?

Example: I can imagine someone prostrating to an idol even though I hate it in my heart as action but I remember in my mind a Hindu in Al Jazeera prostrating to an idol and I keep my mind unnecessary to that image. Or I can keep my mind imagining the sayings of a christian tv channel where he says all those wrong things about Isa Ibn Maryam.


In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
Wa-Alaykum Assalam Wa Rahmtu-Allah,

There is no problem in recalling such events in your mind… no sin is being committed.

S.L. Al-Hakim