Many people get confused that whether we should read newspaper or not? Some ask whether reading newspaper is spiritual & religious or it is a worldly matter?
Prophet (PBUH) said: “The likeness of the believers in their mutual love, mercy and compassion is that of the body; when one part of it is in pain, the rest of the body joins it in restlessness and fever.”
So how is it possible that a Muslim doesn’t care what is happening in Palestine? In Kashmir? Or any other part of the world where Muslims are being oppressed. So not only newspaper reading is allowed but it is recommended.
Muslims should also be politically aware of the situation of the world because being unaware may results in foreign occupation. Mughal rulers of the subcontinent welcomed the East India Company and the general public didn’t oppose it because they were not aware of the British colonialism. If we also fail to be aware of the political situation of the world we will also fail to counter them.
Sheikh Taqi uddin Nabhani mentioned in his book that Surah Rome was revealed when the two super powers of that time Persia & Roman Empire were fighting which indicates that even Allah revealed verses about the political situation of that time so how can we ignore its importance?