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.
Owning magazines within which are pictures
What do you say regarding acquiring/owning magazines within which are pictures; Are these pictures from those which are forbidden?
Buying daily newspapers & magazines
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?