Channel: Hussain Kamani
Ramadan 2015 – Day 10 – Fasting Of The Eyes
Jun 28, 2015
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day before yesterday, we discussed how along with the body fasting and putting the body through starvation, we also need to focus on how the heart was fast. And yesterday we discussed along with the heart, how we can focus on allowing our tongue to also fast and today inshallah I want to extend this discussion to the next stage and also give a very brief reflection on how we can allow along with our heart and tongue, our eyes to also fast as well. These eyes that Allah subhanaw taala have given us has given us a masala Halley right something very beautiful. He writes that Allah subhana wa tada has given each and every body part for a purpose.
Every single body part has been given for a purpose. If you fulfill the right of that body part, Allah subhana wa tada will gift you with that body part in the hereafter something special will be given in regards to every single body part. That's why because I do not have to lie when making
every single body part he used to wash, he would make a special offer. So when he would put water in his mouth, he would read the word Oh Allah, allow me to read the kalama with this mouth when I'm in the grave. When he was watering his nose, he would say Oh Allah, allow me to smell the fragrance of genda on the Day of Judgment. When he would wash his face he would say aloha my baby it was yummy, yummy. Oh Allah make my face enlightened on the day in which the faces are enlightened. When he would wash his ears who would say Oh Allah allow me allow me my ears to hear my name being called Trojan not on the Day of Judgment. And each and every body part had its special draw. You can find
those symbols on these works. I don't want to go go through that right now. So likewise, the I was also created for a purpose. And he writes the reason the ultimate reason why Allah subhanho wa Taala created the eye was to see a loss.
That's the ultimate reason why Allah subhana wa tada created by, but only that I can see a law that has been protected in this world. The AI that was not protected in this world will not be able to see Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is established from the verse of the Quran, Allah subhana wa tada says kalaba Ravi Mechanicsville Kala in Amara beam Yama is in the module, that on the Day of Judgment due to our actions, people will be prevented from seeing Allah subhana wa Tada. Yama is an Arab behavior. Rahim Yama is in lama hydroboost. On that day, they will be from their Lord Mahjoub mean they will be veiled from their Lord, they won't be allowed to see Allah subhanho wa Taala. So
there are certain things that we can do with his eyes that are positive. And then there are certain things that we can do with his eyes that are negative, the positive things that we can do with his eyes, for example, and we are rewarded for, for example, looking at the Kaaba. We know if a person sits down and looks at the karma he is rewarded for it. Is that true or false? True. If a person if a person sits down, opens up around looks at it, he reads it, he's rewarded for it. Yes. Likewise, if a person he sits down and just looks at the face of his parent, he just sits and looks at the face of his parent. He is rewarded for that. Is that true or false? It's very true. Okay. So there
are so many actions that we can do with these eyes that will be rewarding for us. Now on the same on the other side, if you wish to say there are certain things that if we do them, we will punish for them. And one of the greatest things in that list is abusing the eyes in terms of looking at women from the opposite gender from someone from the opposite gender. This is such a great temptation for the men and women alike. It's such a unique temptation that Allah Subhana without in the Quran generally brings the commands under one gender a Female Solo Artist aka men and women together combined in the male gender prayer slot and give yours a cup. But when it comes to lowering the
gaze, Allah subhanho wa Taala reveals two unique verses. And each verse is addressing the gender of Allah subhana wa tada reveals one verse, fully meaning
to him, and then the next verse will call Illuminati or both and Amina Sati hidden, two unique verses. The first one addressing the men lower your gaze, and the second one, addressing the women lower your gaze. We have to ask ourselves, that if we sin with harangue, glances, is it actually worth the sin that we are deprived from seeing a loss of condom without on the Day of Judgment seeing the
beautiful faces of these worlds. You know, think about this for a second, what value does beauty actually hold? Other than causing a little temporary excitement in the heart? What value? does it hold more than that? Does beauty mean that a person is educated? Does that beauty mean that a person has good character? Does beauty mean that a person is smart? That is beauty mean anything? Beauty is one of the gifts of Allah? subhanaw taala? Kind of like your height? Is your height mean much? No. Does your the size of your army much? No, maybe you may have certain benefits, but it doesn't define who you are. For many of us, we've made this the purpose of life that I have to look beautiful. And
that's all it is. And that's how we define people isn't worth that we give pleasure to the eyes for just a few moments. And in return, be doomed by being deprived by seeing a loss of data. This is a very powerful thing. You know, my teacher used to say a very beautiful poem. He's to say regarding beauty hostless surah tiaras he hosts nisida Tim was talking hoarseness. hora hora de hostless sera Tim was talking who say Casa de aqui esta casa de de he used to say the beauty of the face is temporary hostless Sudha Odyssey, the beauty of the phases temporary, hosts nestea Tim was talking but the inner beauty is everlasting. was too short he argued by that referring to the beauty of the
face, the eyes are please is the crucial title. But when it comes to the inner beauty, the hardest pleased so we have to ask ourselves this question again and again. That is it actually worth it. Remember the Hadith of the Prophet of Allah while he was sitting where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that if you look at something haram you look at something haram and you know no one is watching you. Now you have the chance should you close your eyes or not? Should you turn away or not? If you turn away
if you turn away out of your own will making that struggle against yourself kicking your nuts where it hurts, and you turned away the opposite alarm it was set on promises that Allah subhanho wa Taala will give you hot out with an EMA he will give you the sweetness of human the true spiritual fruits of human mana Hakeem offer sobre como la de la fille is great with newer, he used to always say this, that there are four things that I believe will give a person in friendship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He's always say four things. Every other lecture he would repeat this, and one of the four things he would say was lowering your gaze. If you The third thing that I remember the exact number.
The third thing he would say was lowering your gaze. If you can lower your gaze, you will gain closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala. I remember once listening to a lecture delivered by chef Zulfiqar, not just from the watch shows live apart from jungle for Buxton, she hasn't forgotten. He says something very beautiful in his lecture. He said that. Think about this for a second. How quick does the eye blink?
fast or slow? Very fast. Cannon Hill Obasanjo who
talks about the speed of lightning for a fleet that Jim that he was so fast, kind of like a blink of an eye so fast? Why did Allah subhanho wa Taala make the blinking of an eye so fast? So the chef mentioned the reason is, so that a person doesn't come to Allah on the day of judgment and say, oh, Allah, I saw something hot. Um, I was going to close the doors of my eyes, but it was too slow.
It was just oh, no, no, it's just a second. You just have to want it and your eyes are gonna be closed. It's all in your hands. The point if you look at it, the point that he's trying to make is that lowering the gaze is in whose hands it's in your hands. If you want to do it. If you have the will, you can do it. Now we live at a time we're lowering the gaze is not only something outside the house, generally, lowering the gaze was something that was practiced outside the house inside the house. You didn't have to lower your gaze because that was your house. But we live at a time where now haraam has actually even entered inside our house as well. You turn on the TV, you go on the
internet, just every other page, every other image, there's something hot on that's coming up, you go on Facebook, go on Twitter, and people are just throwing themselves out there. It becomes that much more important that we lower our gaze for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada. If we can do that. Remember that the reward will be great with Allah subhana wa Tada. You know, some of the subtle facade when our pious predecessors, they were so particular on this matter, that's the Fianna fody. He says that when they would go for eat, when john Foley says that when you go for pizza, the first thing we would do, as soon as we would leave our house was lowered the gates
who's saying this? So if you're on authority, and the reason was because he insula is one of those prayers that the Prophet said a lot of while he was sort of encouraged everybody to go, not only the men also the women, not only the young ones, also the adults, even the babies, he said, he said bring them along. He said to the point the purpose of the Lord is that even the women who are not in their days of purity, even they should come. That's why they would go to an IED God special area outside the masjid where there was a large congregation he would, obviously the women who weren't in their prayers, they wouldn't pray, but they would just join the congregation to show
Very large number. So even the women were there. So the purpose of authority here says that we will lower our gaze, and we will look up even once because we knew that if we fired that hot on glance, we would lose a great portion of our spirituality. So if you're a Samana faucet with your loved one, he says, I would rather die and be resurrected, die and be resurrected, and again die and be resurrected, then to see the private part of a Muslim, his body of for a Muslim to see mine. Look how particular they were. I would rather die and be resurrected three times he's saying, before I see something haram or someone sees something hot off of me. So we should be very particular in this
matter, to lower our gaze, in particular with those people who are involved with religious work, MSA work and sometimes if there's a mixed environment for the budget board or whatever it is different organizations that we work with, we have to work even harder. We need to make sure that we keep our intentions pure. We should never cast a gaze of lust because remember Allah subhana wa tada is aware. Yeah, Allah Maha our uni motto is sudo La Jolla GI Bill Huck. Now how does a person stay away? How does a person learn to control their gaze? Just a few quick tips, how we can work on controlling our gaze. The first thing always bear in mind that whenever you're looking at something,
you may be sitting in traffic on the highway and no one is in your car at all. And you're just looking in the rearview mirror and you're looking at someone that you're not supposed to be looking at. You may think no one's watching you. But the first step that's going to help you realize that you should stop doing what you're doing is to remember that always who's watching you. Allah is watching you. Allah subhana wa tada is watching you remember that first, if you can build this characteristic. This will help you a lot in lowering your gaze when you're browsing the internet. You won't pause for a second and then continue you'll just keep continuing because you know that
Allah subhana wa tada is watching you.
The second thing is that you should always remember that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given you your eyes for a purpose. And to abuse these eyes for a purpose other than what Allah gave them to him, he gave them to us for free will be questioned by Allah subhana wa Tada. Allah gave these eyes to us to do good not to engage in Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, from Allah to Allah, yo, Eden, and in and the last point I want to mention which which will hopefully help actually two more points. The second the last point I want to mention
is that whenever you cast a hot on glance, or whenever you commit a sin, remember one thing that whichever Earth whichever land you commit the sin on, that land will testify against you on the Day of Judgment.
So if you look at something Haram, that place where you're standing will testify against you on the Day of Judgment. Now you guys may see which Hadith is that from I haven't heard of that before. I'll put the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala says and Suzanne, I was with
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On that day, the earth will also speak and testify against people be under a buck ohada yoma in your story not
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yada yada, read the translation very beautiful citizens are in this verse in this in this the surah Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that even the earth we stand on in which we sit in will testify against us. So we should be careful of that and remember that as well. And the last thing is as human beings if we do make the mistake of looking at something head on, as usual, as I always mentioned, immediately repent to Allah subhana wa tada says stuff that Allah and one of the beautiful devices that you can read to help you lower your gaze, is that La La hawla wala quwata illa Billah halali
make this law it's a very beautiful La La Hola Hola. Hola. means there is no power to prevent What are Pooja and there is no power to give me the ability to do in love Allah, Allah Allah Allah except for with Allah hi in the Great. So when you're making this door, you're saying to a law, you're admitting Oh, well, I'm trying but I can't do it unless you help me do it. This is very powerful. One person went to a shift and he said to the shift, shift. I've listened to everything you've said to me, I've acted upon that the only thing that's very hard for me is for me to lower my geese. I find it very hard to lower my gaze. So the shift said to him, that if you find it hard to lower your
gaze, I will teach you a beautiful law. If you read this law alone will help you in lowering your gaze. He said what is that the law his teacher said to him read this law regularly. Allah How did he have Allahu Allahu Ushahidi Allah home? I read this every day, read it regularly. Read this word Allah who How did he mean Allah is president, his Harvard last president we allow How did he allow now that he means Allah is watching me? Allah who shahidi Allah is witness of me Allahumma Allah is with me. When you can read this abundantly inshallah and as he is, in a one second to help you control yourself and control that desire
To cast the hat on glands repaired Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us a trophy for the ability to act upon what has been said Subhana Allah Subhana Allah Muhammad, Allah, Allah Allah and the sulfuric acid Avada
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