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Lower your Gaze

Someone of the opposite gender is walking towards you, what do you do? Any human being would look, maybe stare, but Islam teaches us to lower our gaze. When it means lower your gaze, it doesn’t mean you can have the first look for free! That is one of the biggest mistakes that Muslims make today.

The Messenger of Allaah (saw) said: “O Ali, do not follow a glance with another, for you will be forgiven for the first, but not for the second.” (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, 2701; see Saheeh al-Jaami’, 7953)

Many will take that Hadith and say that it says that you will be forgiven for the first look but not the second, but what it really is referring to is that if you had looked at what is illegal by mistake, look away and you will be forgiven for that mistake as long as you dont look again.

We must always lower the gaze not only on the streets but everywhere else, for example just because the opposite gender is on the news, or on a poster, on the internet or even a wallpaper on a phone, doesnt mean you can look, this is something we need to avoid as well.

Avoid places in which you may know that it will be hard for you to not look

Narrated By Abu Said Al-Khudri: The Prophet said, ‘Beware! Avoid sitting on the roads.” They (the people) said, “O Allah’s Apostle! We can’t help sitting (on the roads) as these are (our places) here we have talks.” The Prophet said, ‘ lf you refuse but to sit, then pay the road its right’ They said, “What is the right of the road, O Allah’s Apostle?” He said, ‘Lowering your gaze, refraining from harming others, returning greeting, and enjoining what is good, and forbidding what is evil.”

Remember the earth that which sin is committed will bear witness for or against us on the Day of Judgement as Allah (swt) says in the Quran:

“That Day it will declare its information (about all that happened over it of good and evil) (99:4)

“So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an atom shall see it. And whosoever does evil equal to the weight of an atom shall see it” (99:7-8)

And Allah knows Best

January 27, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Death – a little reminder

Human kind will always think about what they will do today or tomorrow, but how many really stop to think that death could come closer than expected? We can talk about the good things, but we shouldnt forget about death.

This is a reason to why we say InshaAllah to when we plan ahead, only Allah (swt) knows when we will leave this planet, and when He chooses there will be no delay.

Narrated By ‘Abdullah bin Mus’ud: Allah’s Apostle, the true and truly inspired said, “(The matter of the Creation of) a human being is put together in the womb of the mother in forty days, and then he becomes a clot of thick blood for a similar period, and then a piece of flesh for a similar period. Then Allah sends an angel who is ordered to write four things. He is ordered to write down his (i.e. the new creature’s) deeds, his livelihood, his (date of) death, and whether he will be blessed or wretched (in religion).”

How many that have died lately never reached an old age? How many that have died lately never had an illness? There is no promise that you will live to 100 unless its written.

The believers must prepare for death, by worshipping Allah (swt) not just the tongue but through the heart, we must mean that we are slave to Allah and only He. There is billions of Muslims in this world, but only Allah (swt) knows how many are Muslim by name and Muslim by following the Quran and Sunnah. Each and every day, the believers should look at themselves and correct themselves, we all make mistakes but it makes you a better person to give up on pride and correct our mistakes and ask Allah (swt) for forgiveness.

Narrated By Anas: The Prophet said, “When a human being is laid in his grave and his companions return and he even hears their foot steps, two angels come to him and make him sit and ask him: What did you use to say about this man, Muhammad ? He will say: I testify that he is Allah’s slave and His Apostle. Then it will be said to him, ‘Look at your place in the Hell-Fire. Allah has given you a place in Paradise instead of it.’ ” The Prophet added, “The dead person will see both his places. But a non-believer or a hypocrite will say to the angels, ‘I do not know, but I used to say what the people used to say! It will be said to him, ‘Neither did you know nor did you take the guidance (by reciting the Quran).’ Then he will be hit with an iron hammer between his two ears, and he will cry and that cry will be heard by whatever approaches him except human beings and jinns.

Alhamdulillah we are Muslims, never give up doing good deeds for the sake of Allah, and if you make a sin, dont wait till the night or next week, ask Allah for His forgiveness as soon as possible, remember death doesn’t wait.

January 21, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment