Shaykh Ihsaan Ilaahee Zaheer informed me about our Shaykh, Muhammad al-Gondalwi that he would not read the newspapers or magazines – so as not to [inadvertantly] memorise them! That is because if he were to read anything, he was [instantly] able to memorise it.
What do you say regarding acquiring/owning magazines within which are pictures; Are these pictures from those which are forbidden?
What is the ruling regarding buying daily newspapers and magazines within which are pictures? And what is the ruling regarding taking them to the masaajid to read them?