Shaykh Mawlana Dr Hafiz Tanvir Ahmad Khan (Allah have mercy on him) said,
‘The biggest calamity of our era is not to consider an evil to be evil, a sinful thing to be sinful, and impermissible (haram) activity to be impermissible.
This lowly individual remembers till today these words of Shaykh Mawlana Dr Abdul Hayy Arifi (Allah have mercy on him);
‘Alas. You will watch television, movies, and operate VCR. You are not going to abandon these activities. Moreover, you will continue all the other abominable practices.
The conditions these days have deteriorated to the extent that it has become impossible to stop people from indulging in these activities.
Now our lamentation is that, for the sake of Allah, at least consider these things to be impermissible and sinful.
Do not boast about being involved in them. These days people take pride in them and boastfully tell others that we have television, VCR, video camera, etc.
Take heed! Consider these acts sinful.
Indulge in them with the understanding that they are sinful. Otherwise, it is feared that one may be be deprived of faith (eman).
Shamet e Aamal, page 8