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"what’s Wrong With A Lustful Gaze?"

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"What’s Wrong With A Lustful Gaze?"[using large font size is not allowed]

 

 

Many of us who are used to watching The Bachelor, SINbad or Temptation Island, or are addicted to Bollywood movies, or enjoy the company of people of the opposite gender, may wonder what’s wrong with lustfully staring at the attractive features of the opposite gender? Perhaps one saying of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) sums it all up:

 

“The unrestrained glance is one of the poisoned arrows of Shaytan"

 

 

Therefore, a secret lustful look at a person of opposite gender has been compared by the Prophet to an arrow from Shaytan that:

 

 

• It poisons our hearts (what exactly do you gain out if it apart from the momentary thrill of having sinned? Is there anything worse than enjoying what Allah hates?)

 

 

• It ruins our intentions (am I doing it for Allah or to check out the crowd?)

 

 

• It gives rise to false hopes and desires ("I wish I could...", "Maybe she'll...", "I think he does..." when you know you can't, she won't, and he doesn't!)

 

 

• It distorts our perception of 'reality' (love is not 'at first sight' but lust is, a wife is not picked up off streets, real men don't have to flirt to be noticed, and there is nothing 'casual' about sex)

 

 

• It deprives us from enjoying and concentrating in Prayers (it's very hard to remember Allah while replaying last night's activities in one's head)

 

 

• It gives rise to constant feeling of guilt and depression (have you ever actually felt better about yourself after you did it than before?)

 

 

• It sometimes leads to sleepless nights (when fantasies seem so 'real'...)

 

 

• It renders our heart weak for continuous Shaytanic attacks (through addictions to music, fashion, self-image, explicit sights and sounds, etc)

 

 

• It promotes hypocrisy (does the 'shell' match the 'core'?)

 

 

• It eventually leads to Zina (unlawful intimacy: the darkness that draws one deeper and deeper until one is incapable of escaping even if willing, except he/she who Allah guides)

 

 

• Above all, it diminishes our love for and fear of Allah (you wouldn't be doing it if you thought about how Great and Loving the One you are turning away from, instead if how 'small' or 'innocent' your sin)

 

 

Allah commands us: "Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their private parts; that will make for greater purity for them..." [24:30]. In the verse following this one, Allah commands “the believing women†in the similar manner.

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Jazaka'Allah Khayr sister for this excellent reminder! May Allah purify our intentions and forgive the mistake of the eye, Ameen!

 

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yeah, good reminder..Jazakallahukhair sis.

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Wow, that had a profound affect on me reading that Sis, May Allah (swt) bless you for sharing that with us :sl:

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Jazakillahu Khayrun for sharing that sis...

 

A really good read and reminder!

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I read this on another forum and passed it on to some good Muslims I know. :sl: for sharing!

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:sl: Dear sis,

 

:no: for sharing such a beneficial article with us.

 

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:no: sister for sharing,

May Allaah help us follow his commands until our last.

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Assalamualaikum Princess Mujahad,

 

Thank you for sharing the post with us.

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Very true. It's interesting to see it in a different perspective (or wording rather). The only thing I'd have a question with, in this other wise great post, is what to you mean by:

 

It promotes hypocrisy (does the 'shell' match the 'core'?)

 

I'm not arguing with it, just curious as to what you meant by it. :sl:

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It distorts our perception of 'reality' (love is not 'at first sight' but lust is, a wife is not picked up off streets, real men don't have to flirt to be noticed, and there is nothing 'casual' about sex)

 

i so agree with that.i never believed in love at first sight.yeah but physical attraction is something else.....

 

:sl: for the article.it was very informative

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