See Wonders This Week! Task# 1
BismiLLAH hir Rahman nir Raheem
Assalam O Alikum Wa RahmatuLLAHI Wa Barakatuhu!
What is the definition and concept of lowering of the gaze in your sight???
Lowering of gaze is only for the moment we see something “too” dirty? something “too” point able ??? right??
Well! In today’s hyper-sexualized Western society, many of us would rather just ignore the concept of lowering the gaze and avoiding inappropriate glances at opposite genders all together. And there is no harm in “just looking”, right??
The things we consider minor sins do not actually have minor effects, they have disastrous effects. We don’t feel it in the beginning , but after some time when the whispers of Shetan become unbearable , when the things are no more in our hands, we feel the mistake, but late, too late.
Our each and every action has its effects on our entire life.
Staring at the unlawful things, not lowering the gaze, just having “looks” on the dashing guy in the university, or at the “hot” girl in the street , these are the things, a major reason why we don’t feel our hearts concentrated in salahs.
Why we have become rude, and teasing towards our parents, why there are so many wasaawis in our minds.?
Did we ever think you can get rid of all this ,, did we ever try to find the reason of this restless life?
Its not only about looking at the hot and cool girls and guys around you.
What does t.v shows you??? What is everywhere on the internet in the form of ads??? What is on the bill-boards???
Something calling you, something trying to snatch away your peace of salah, your peace of life from you. Look at the eye picture above once again. doesn’t it seem so mysterious? Taking in so many effects, giving out so many harms?
But for us, it is not an issue at all, we think it’s funny how can we watch t.v without looking at the faces??? (why can’t btw?)
“oh! How clowny it will look when i’l stand before my male class fellow with lowered gaze. Na na”
Even a few inappropriate glances at non-Mahrams can over time cause one to abandon his modesty and openly start “checking out” girls/guys . From a psychological point of view, the things we perceive with our eyes during the course of the day are stored in our memory. These images then subconsciously “accumulate” and slowly lead a person to physically manifest them. Hence the alarming rate of Muslim youth today who have become addicted to pornography and cannot help but satisfy their desires through unlawful means.
In addition to preventing us from committing vulgar and sinful behavior, the spiritual benefits one attains from observing proper Hijab of the eye are innumerable. In short,
Lower Your Gaze!!!
You will see WONDERS!!
WALLAHI you will surly see some wonders. A peace of mind, your keen behavior back. Rid from evil thinking, attention in salah.
Numerous benefits of keeping your gaze lowered
1. It creates a heart that is devoted to and focused on Allaah. Letting the gaze wander distracts the heart and keeps it far from Allaah. There is nothing more harmful to a person than letting his gaze wander, as it creates alienation between a person and his Lord.
2. It strengthens the heart and brings it peace, just as letting the gaze wander weakens it and makes it sad.
3. It brings light to the heart, just as letting the gaze wander brings darkness to it. Hence Allaah mentioned the verse of light immediately after the command to lower the gaze (An-Noor 24:30)
4. It prevents the poisoned arrows (of the shaytaan), which may lead to his doom, from reaching his heart.
5. It is obedience to the command of Allaah, which brings happiness to man in this world and in the next.
But regular! be regular! It’s not about “thora thora to daikh saktay hain”
Hadith – Sahih Muslim 5372, Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah
I asked Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) about the sudden glance (that is cast) on the face (of a non-Mahram). He commanded me that I should turn away my eyes.
Sudden glance means sudden glance. It doesn’t mean to stare at some opposite gender for so long ,then say “oh! AstaghfiruLLAH” and make a habit of doing so.
The reason why we did not choose anything else but lowering of the gaze as first task is because, this is one of the very roots of all evils these days, we have to look for the ground reasons of why are we having no concentrations in Ibadah., no peace in life.
If we just start saying, concentrate on namaz, concentrate on namaz, and don’t look for the reasons that distract our attention, the problem will still be there.
That’s the reason why we have tried to hit this root cause.
Now what to do??? We in sha ALLAH will try to avoid the in appropriate glances, and will try to lower our gaze as much as possible.
It’s a whole week exercise to do, with stressing our nafs. and chinning up our internal peace., a whole week exercise to make it a life time habit in sha ALLAH
But don’t forget! We are doing this just to please ALLAH, and in the delicate hours, we will only fear ALLAH.
May ALLAH accept it, and may ALLAH give us all this toufeeq to make lawful use of our sight.
May ALLAH bless us all the light of heart, and peace of mind.
These are the Precious eyes made to see Jannah! Do’t sell them for this world