Is Reading English Novels Haram

Stopping wife from reading novels
Mumeneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
Dear Brother first of all thanks to u for such efforts you made to help others. 
have to ask a question regarding my personal life
1. is this reading of english novels is haram , because it contain lot of adult material. and what u advice to a husband whose wife is in addiction of reading such novels, husband told her to stop reading such stuff because husband hate these novels, in reply she said that she would stop reading novels slowly, it is impossible for her to immediately stop these novels.
The wife is an Islamic women she follow the teaching of islam in life and she promise for stop reading these novels. 
But whenever she reads such stuff it is very painfull for husband.
Now as Islamic brotherhood I want 
ur advice about
2. what will be the order to wife.
3. what will be the attitude of husband 

waiting for ur reply soon 


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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verse 33: Say: The things that my Lord hath indeed forbidden are: shameful deeds whether open or secret; sins and trespasses against truth or reason; assigning of partners to Allah for which he hath given no authority; and saying things about Allah of which ye have no knowledge.

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 31 Surah Luqman verse 6: But there are among men those who purchase idle taleswithout knowledge (or meaning) to mislead (men) from the Path of Allah and throw ridicule (on the Path): for such there will be a humiliating Penalty.

It is obviously absolutely forbidden in Islam to read indecent novels and stories, and the wife should fear Allah Subhanahand try to stop this addiction. If the wife is indeed God-Fearing and pious, and realizes and admits that she is indeed addicted to reading these indecent books and knows and believes that this act of hers is displeasing to Allah Subhanah; it would only be considered wisdom and righteousness on the part of the husband to give her some time and help her give up her addiction completely.

The husband could help her with her addiction of reading indecent novels, by introducing and inviting her to read and study good wholesome Islamic Books like the Glorious Quran, the Books of the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws), and the Books of the Seerah of the Prophet (saws). This would be a better path for the husband in helping his wife away from her addiction, and a path of wisdom and non-confrontation.

Allah says in the Holy Quran: Chapter 16, Surah An-Nahl Ayat 125: Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and excellent admonition and argue with people in the best manner. Your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Way and who is Rightly guided.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

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