Remember The Order….

Remember The Order…

By Asma Binte 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, the enticement and through the haze

Remember the order… 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 its 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).



3 thoughts on “Remember The Order….

  1. incredibly written……whoever wrote it has done a great job…..i would like to take your permission to post it as a note in my facebook profile with proper credits and a link back to this page.

    Jazak Allah

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