Countering The Promotion Of Prohibited Content And State Responsibilities In The Context Of Islamic Law

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Dr. Muhammad Nasir , Mr. Ubaidur Rahman , Dr. Zafar Hussain , Dr. Saleem Khan , Dr. Muhammad Aziz


This article aimed at “Islamic perspective of state’s responsibilities in eradicating publicity of explicit contents”. Technological and digital advancements have brought multi-dimensional structural modifications and functional improvements. These developments have ensured easily accessibility to services, goods and ultimately social interaction, relations and communication with its positive impacts. Nonetheless, the negative impacts have also been identified through social, electronic and print media via its explicit contents. The publicity of explicit contents is generating complex social problems by declining doctrine, social and moral values within the state. Hence, this article explores responsibilities of a state in the light of Islamic rules and regulations in eradicating publicity of explicit contents. It viewed the selection of a just ruler as an element of a centralized importance because of the authority and power to control inappropriate entities in the state. Also, it explored the importance of nurturing youth of the state in order to utilize their potential in proper direction and decent contents in their lives because they are more open to social and electronic media. In addition, banning immoral contents in the state would help to avoid decline of the thoughts, actions and morality. In this regard, discouragement of co-environment where men and women can mix-up without hesitation may help to reduce the impact of explicit contents. Furthermore, literature that exposes individuals to explicit contents must be discouraged at authoritative and higher levels stop its publicity. It is recommended that state’s machinery can control explicit contents by proper implementation of rules and regulations of the state.

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