GUEST AUTHOR: Asma bint Shameem (not me:)

بسم اللّٰہ الرحمٰن الرحیمالسلامُ علیکم و رحمۃ اللہ و برکاتہ
Remember the order…..to lower your gaze
By Asma bint Shameem
As the heat gets hotter…. as the sun gets brighter
As they take it all off…. as their ‘burden’ gets lighter
When you feel the temptation as they roam half naked
When you think for sure that you just can’t make it
Remember O Muslim, the perfect instructions
Remember not to give in to those temptations
Through the lure, enticement and through the haze
Remember the order…..to lower your gaze
Don’t go to such places….don’t go to the beaches
Remember the lessons ….remember what Islam teaches
Don’t sit idle in the street nor visit the mall
When you know they are going to bare it all
Now, I know it isn’t easy….. its hard not to stare
Its difficult to look away when it’s all there
But, don’t feed your lust, nor set it ablaze
Remember the order…. to lower your gaze
What’s the harm in it, they say. It’s nothing but fun!
If I look at some bodies bathing in the sun!
A lustful look towards the opposite gender
Is all that it takes to set off the trigger
It leads to sin and abomination
It paves the way for fornication
Don’t take it so lightly, don’t think it’s a phase
Remember the order…. to lower your gaze
Watch out for that arrow….the arrow from Satan
The one you’re warned about….laden with poison
The arrow that is aimed towards your very heart
When it reaches its target, it leaves a black mark
It infects your heart and leaves it vulnerable
for Satan to take over and do as he is able
Recall the Prophet’s words, for he told no lies
“Looking at something forbidden is the zinaa of the eyes.”
Don’t look at anything haraam, that’s what he said
So when temptation passes by…..just turn away your head
Just lower your gaze…..don’t give that second look
For you never know when you get caught by the hook
A lustful glance….then the talk …..then the meeting
You know what comes next….after all the flirting
Fornication is major. “Don’t even come near it.”
It starts with that first look, every Muslim should fear it
So lower your gaze…. don’t look at haraam
Strive for good deeds….they work like a charm
If you are able then do get married
That’s what the Prophet alaihis-salaam instructed
Keep voluntary fasts….they will make you strong
Being a good Muslim, you surely can’t go wrong
A part of his character is the Muslim’s gaze
So fear Allaah as you spend these summer days
Ask Allaah to help you….you’ll find Him there
And never underestimate the power of prayer
Not only in the streets, remember O Muslim
Lower your gaze when watching television
The shows….the sitcoms…..the underwear ads
The suggestive scenes….the fashions and the fads
Day in and day out, we watch haraam and yet….
when ‘Baywatch’ comes on, we don’t turn off the set
Did you forget the Day when Allaah will ask you
of every look you cast….every glance you threw
So where will you hide….what will you do
That Day your eyes will witness against you
Remember, the beauty of this world is temporary
The question is then….will you be able to carry
Your head up high in front of the Almighty
When you stand on a Day, so long so dreary?
You are the best Ummah….the Model Community
Custodians of Truth…Upholders of Morality
So fight the Shaytaan, stop him in his wickedness
Lower your gaze, ask for Allaah’s forgiveness
And thank Allaah O Muslim and realize
The greatest blessing is a pair of eyes
Don’t use it to disobey Him, don’t earn His Displeasure
For you will be asked what you did with this treasure
It is not too late….to repent….to amend
Start now….by lowering your gaze my friend
“Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty. That is purer for them. Verily, Allaah is All-Aware of what they do. 

Say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty…O you who believe! Turn you all together towards Allah that you may attain success.” (Surah Nur:30,31).


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  2. Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu,
    Jazakallakhair sister for posts as the above that reminds muslims to save ourselves from the hell fire by not committing zina of the eyes.May Allah subhanahu tala protect us all muslims to keep away from casting the lustful looks and help us to tread on siratal mustaqeem Ameen.


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