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What to skip watching on Netflix, Disney, and Amazon during Ramadan


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    Muslims across the UK are currently marking Ramadan, a month set aside for strengthening faith through fasting, prayer, reflection and acts of community. Many people are aware that Ramadan means Muslims do not eat or drink from dawn to dusk, but there are also rules around other activities you should avoid, reports MEN.

    One of those is the act of watching TV or movies on streaming apps like Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime during Ramadan.

    Reporter Ramazani Mwamba said: "In the age of binge watching, you may think that sitting down for multiple hours on end to go through your favourite show could be the perfect way to kill time before you are able to eat again... In Islam a person is forbidden from looking at things that depict nudity, violence and immoral actions or listening to things that have obscene language and themes.

    "The general guidance is that if movies are free of these things then they you are allowed to watch it but if they feature in the film then it is haram. During Ramadan this is even more greatly discouraged. The holy month is supposed to be a time for self-reflection and devotion to God."

    Ramazani said that watching movies or listening to music during Ramadan is 'frowned upon' as you are supposed to spend that time more constructively by reading or listening to the Qu'ran or consuming content that will help you improve your life or is related to Islam.

    Examples of shows on Netflix that should especially be avoided during Ramadan because of the content include

    YOU: Season Four

    Sex/Life: Season Two

    Outer Banks

    The Glory

    Luther: The Fallen Sun

    Examples of shows on Disney+ that should especially be avoided during Ramadan because of the content include

    The Mandalorian - Rated TV-14 for sci-fi action and violence Sex & Nudity

    Family Guy - frequent violence and sexual references

    The Walking Dead - rated 18 for violence as well as sex and nudity

    The Boston Strangler - rated 16+ and includes violence

    Examples of shows on Amazon Prime that should especially be avoided during Ramadan because of the content include

    Star Trek: Picard contains violence, gore, profanity and alcohol

    Three Thousand Years of Longing, rated 15 ciontains sex, nudity, violence and profanity

    Daisy Jones and the Six - rated 16 for sex, alcohol, smoking and drug use

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