Spending the Night Awake In Front of the Telly

The Imaam said, “Know that ‘as-Samr,’ which is to talk at night, is prohibited in more than one hadith [reported] from him صلى الله عليه وسلم [unless it is concerning knowledge as the Shaikh clarifies].

So what the majority of people today do in spending the night awake in front of the television and things like it is from the tribulations which have afflicted the Islamic world in the present age.

We ask Allaah for safety from all tribulations, both apparent and hidden, indeed He is the All-Hearing, the Responsive.”

As-Saheehah, 7/1/58.