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Protection from Sexual Pervertion

Sexual perversion is the most dangerous type of perversion that leads to destruction of the community in all aspect, materially, health wise, emotionally and morally. That is why Islam gives special care in order to protect it before it occurs and remedy to when it occurs. Training children to be decent is the most important responsibility of the parents. The Prophet (peace be upon him and his descendants) said : "Among the Right of the child on his father is to named him with good name when he is born, to teach him Qur'an when he is matured and to be decent with his private part when he attain the stage of puberty" 258.

Education on decency necessitates protection from perversion at the stage before maturity.

The first means of protection is to distance the child from sexual excitement and to distance him to have information about its picture. The Prophet (peace be upon him and his descendants) said: "By He whom my soul is in His hand a child is not successful if a man covers his wife in a house where there is awaken child looking and hearing their speeches and breath, if he is a boy he will be an adulterer and will be adulteress if she is a girl" 259.

Separation between the children during sleeping is among the method of protecting sexual excitement. The Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him) said: "Separates between them in their bed, if they are children of ten years of age" 260.

Separation between children and women is more important, Imam Mohammad bn Ali Al-Baqir (peace be upon him) said: "You separate between boys and ladies in their bed if they have attained ten years of age" 261.

The Prophet (peace be upon him and his descendants) said: " you should separate between boy and boy, boy and girl, girl and girl in their bed for ten years" 262.

Imam Jaafar bn Mohammad Assadiq (peace be upon him) forbids girls going near to her none relation if she has attained six years of age, he said : "If she has attained six years of age, don't put her on your laps" 263.

He forbids kissing girl and said: "If a girl has attained six years of age it is not advisable to kiss her" 264.

The prohibition of kissing, we mean that of the stranger and not that of the father or the mother or the uncle or unmarriageable person to her. The Prophet (peace be upon him and his descendants) said: "..... When a boy is more than seven years of age, he should not be allowed kiss a lady" 265.

It is compulsory to apply punishment for continuous practices and when sexual perversion occurs. Imam Jaafar bn Mohammad Assadiq (peace be upon him) asked about a small boy of ten years that committed fornication with a lady, he said: "The boy should be whipped less than the prescribed punishment" 266.

It is compulsory in our present time to prevent children from all that will lead him to excitement. Like stories, narrations, pictures and films that are contrary to decency, it is also compulsory to supervise the children in their loneliness and in their relation with each other in order to protect them from sexual perversion.


258 - Mustadrakil Wasaa'il vol- 2: 626.

259 - Wasaa'ili Sh-shiyyah vol- 20: 133/2 chapter 67.

260 - Mustadrakil Wasaa'il vol- 2: 558.

261 - Makaarimul Akh'laq: 223.

262 - Wasaa'ili Sh-shiyyah vol - 20: 231/1 chapter 128.

263 - " " " - 20: 229/1 ch- 127.

264 - " " " - 20: 229/1 ch- 127.

265 - Wasaa'ili Sh-shiyyah vol - 20: 230/4 " - 127.

266 - Makaarimul Akh'laq: 320.

Adapted from the book: "The Child's Education in Islam" by: "Ismail Abdullah"

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