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True meaning to Islam…Not from the media

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

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