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Honour Killings have nothing to do with Islam.


“It was eerily silent and dark when he finally reached home after a long tiring journey.He eagerly entered his house, relieved to be home after so long. As he took off his shoes,he heard some strange noises in his room. Could it be a burglar… he thought, as he tiptoed into his room.But when he entered the dimly lit room, he was shocked to see his wife with another man,doing the unthinkable!”

If you read this in a news paper you would know what happened next. He picked up his axe or a bat or a gun or whatever he could find and he killed them both to save his honor. A typical case of honor killing so prevalent in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Not only is it a brutal violent crime, but the name of Pakistan is maligned and my beautiful religion of Islam is dragged down into the mud as well. As if Islam is to blame. As if Islam promotes this kind of revenge or honor killing! As If Islam wants to kill women.

So today lets just see what Allah Subhanawa tala The Most Wise,The Most Merciful has to say to say about it.

It so happened that such a case was brought in front of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw). A man came to him and said that I returned home at night and saw my wife with another man. I heard with my own ears and saw with my own eyes (their act of fornication).

At that time only the verses related to fornication had been revealed. In order to punish someone,four witnesses         ( who saw them in the act) were needed. If four witnesses were not produced, then the one accusing would be punished by lashing. (for accusing a chaste person without proof).

So when the man came to him, Prophet Muhammad (s) was going to have him flogged (due to lack of witnesses) but then Allah Subhana Watala revealed the following verses:

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

وَالَّذِينَ يَرْمُونَ أَزْوَجَهُمْ وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَّهُمْ شُهَدَآءُ إِلاَّ أَنفُسُهُمْ فَشَهَـدَةُ أَحَدِهِمْ أَرْبَعُ شَهَـدَاتٍ بِاللَّهِ إِنَّهُ لَمِنَ الصَّـدِقِينَ – وَالْخَامِسَةُ أَنَّ لَعْنَةَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْهِ إِن كَانَ مِنَ الْكَـذِبِينَ – وَيَدْرَؤُاْ عَنْهَا الْعَذَابَ أَن تَشْهَدَ أَرْبَعَ شَهَادَاتٍ بِاللَّهِ إِنَّهُ لَمِنَ الْكَـذِبِينَ – وَالْخَامِسَةَ أَنَّ غَضَبَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْهَآ إِن كَانَ مِنَ الصَّـدِقِينَ – وَلَوْلاَ فَضْلُ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَتُهُ وَأَنَّ اللَّهَ تَوَّابٌ حَكِيمٌ

And for those who accuse their wives, but have no witnesses except themselves, let the testimony of one of them be four testimonies by Allah that he is one of those who speak the truth.) (7. And the fifth (testimony); invoking of the curse of Allah on him if he be of those who tell a lie.) (8. But she shall avert the punishment from her, if she bears witness four times by Allah, that he is telling a lie.) (9. And the fifth; should be that the wrath of Allah be upon her if he speaks the truth.) (10. And had it not been for the grace of Allah and His mercy on you! And that Allah is the One Who forgives and accepts repentance, the All-Wise.

Al Quran: Surah Nur: Verse 6 – 10

The following is the event described in detail from Tafsir Ibn Kathir.

Hilal bin Umayyah came back from his lands at night and found a man with his wife. He saw with his own eyes and heard with his own ears, but he did not disturb him until the morning. In the morning he went to the Messenger of Allah and said, `O Messenger of Allah, I came to my wife at night and found a man with her, and I saw with my own eyes and heard with my own ears.’ The Messenger of Allah did not like what he had said and got very upset. The Ansar gathered around him and said, `We were being tested by what Sa`d bin Ubadah said, and now the Messenger of Allah will punish Hilal bin Umayyah and declare his testimony before people to be unacceptable.’ Hilal said: `By Allah, I hope that Allah will make for me a way out from this problem.’ Hilal said, `O Messenger of Allah, I see how upset you are by what I have said, but Allah knows that I am telling the truth.’ By Allah, the Messenger of Allah wanted to have him flogged, but then Allah sent revelation to His Messenger . When the revelation came upon him, they knew about it from the change in his face, so they would leave him alone until the revelation was finished. Allah revealed the Ayah:

﴿وَالَّذِينَ يَرْمُونَ أَزْوَجَهُمْ وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَّهُمْ شُهَدَآءُ إِلاَّ أَنفُسُهُمْ فَشَهَـدَةُ أَحَدِهِمْ أَرْبَعُ شَهَـدَاتٍ بِاللَّهِ﴾

(And for those who accuse their wives, but have no witnesses except themselves, let the testimony of one of them be four testimonies by Allah…,) Then the revelation was finished and the Messenger of Allah said,

«أَبْشِرْ يَا هِلَالُ فَقَدْ جَعَلَ اللهُ لَكَ فَرَجًا وَمَخْرَجًا»

(Rejoice, O Hilal, for Allah has made a way out for you.) Hilal said, `I had been hoping for this from my Lord, may He be glorified.’ The Messenger of Allah said:

«أَرْسِلُوا إِلَيْهَا»

(Send for her.) So they sent for her and she came’

The Messenger of Allah recited these Ayahs to them both, and reminded them that the punishment of the Hereafter is more severe than the punishment in this world. Hilal said, `By Allah, O Messenger of Allah, I have spoken the truth about her.’ She said, `He is lying.’ The Messenger of Allah said,

«لَاعِنُوا بَيْنَهُمَا»

(Make them both swear the Li`an.) So Hilal was told, `Testify.’ So he testified four times by Allah that he was one of those who speak the truth. When he came to the fifth testimony, he was told, `O Hilal, have Taqwa of Allah, for the punishment of this world is easier than the punishment of the Hereafter, and this will mean that the punishment will be inevitable for you.’

He said, `By Allah, Allah will not punish me for it, just as He has not caused me to be flogged for it.’ So he testified for the fifth time that the curse of Allah would be upon him if he was telling a lie.

Then it was said to his wife, `Testify four times by Allah that he is telling a lie.’ And when his wife reached the fifth testimony, she was told, `Have Taqwa of Allah, for the punishment of this world is easier than the punishment of the Hereafter, and this will mean that the punishment will be inevitable for you.’

She hesitated for a while, and was about to admit her guilt, then she said: `By Allah, I will not expose my people to shame, and she swore the fifth oath that the wrath of Allah would be upon her if he was telling the truth.’ Then the Messenger of Allah separated them, and decreed that her child should not be attributed to any father, nor should the child be accused, and whoever accused her or her child, they would be subject to punishment.

He also decreed that ﴿Hilal﴾ was not obliged to house her or feed her, because they had not been separated by divorce, nor had he died and left her a widow. He said,

«إِنْ جَاءَتْ بِهِ أُصَيْهِبَ (أُرَيْسِحَ) حَمْشَ السَّاقَيْنِ، فَهُوَ لِهِلَالٍ، وَإِنْ جَاءَتْ بِهِ أَوْرَقَ جَعَدًا جُمَالِيًّا خَدَلَّجَ السَّاقَيْنِ سَابِغَ الْأَلْيَتَيْنِ، فَهُوَ لِلَّذِي رُمِيَتْتِبهِ»

(If she gives birth to a red-haired child (with skinny thighs) and thin legs, then he is Hilal’s child, but if she gives birth to a curly-haired child with thick legs and plump buttocks, then this is what she is accused of.) She subsequently gave birth to a child who was curly-haired with thick legs and plump buttocks, and the Messenger of Allah said,

«لَوْلَا الْأَيْمَانُ لَكَانَ لِي وَلَهَا شَأْنٌ»

(Were it not for the oath that she swore, I would deal with her.)’

 

SubhanAllah!  He saw his wife in the dead of the night fornicating with another man. Imagine the utmost patience he displayed. He waited till the morning to come to Prophet Muhammad (s) and see Allah’s mercy … He revealed in His guidebook, guideline for the extreme of the cases. SubhanAllah! So many lessons from this case of this Sahabi (ra).

So in an extreme case, where a man himself sees his wife with another man, even then he is NOT allowed to take the law into his own hands. He can not harm or kill them.He will not fly into a rage and do as he pleases. He will bring his wife to the judge. There he will take an oath in Allahs name four times that he saw what he saw. Then his wife is allowed to declare her innocence (or accept the crime if she fears Allah). She also takes oath four times that her husband is lying. In the fifth oath she will invoke Allah’s curse on her own self incase she is lying. After this , they are divorced and she is also given her due mahr. She is not labelled as a fornicator. She is considered innocent.

Such is the care and justice for women in Islam. She is protected  and given benefit of  doubt whether she is guilty or whether she is innocent. Such is Allah’s mercy.

Who says women have no rights in Islam?? and for all those who scream that a woman’s testimony is not equal to a mans’ in Islam… read the verses again. In this case, her testimony ALONE suffices for her. SubhanAllah Allahu Akbar.!

All that honor killing and the karo kari nonsense that you hear and read about is NOT ISLAM. In many parts of our country, even if a girl is seen speaking to a boy , she is killed in the name of honor. If a man, even as much as suspects his wife of having an affair, he kills her in the name of honor. If daughters have boyfriends.. the parents think they have the  option of honor killing! NAY that is NOT SO. Honour killings have nothing to do with Islam. It is cultural.It is murder, pure and simple and on the day of judgement, the first crime Allah will account will  be murders. Please do not confuse culture with Islam. Everything thing that occurs in a so-called-Muslim-Country is not according to the Quran.

May Allah guide us and our nation towards understanding the Quran and implementing it in our lives. Ameen.

Read  the details of these verses in Tafsir Ibn Kathir here.

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Social Research: Evils of Free Mixing


Just wanted to share this social research study on free mixing between men and women by Muslim Researchers. This should make us sit and reflect…

Source: Islam QA:http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/1200/mixing%20of%20sexes

There follow some of the results of a study on mixing undertaken by some Muslim social science researchers.

When we put the following question: What is the Islamic ruling on mixing as far as you know? The results were as follows:

76% of respondents said “It is not permitted.”

12% said, “It is permitted” – but moral, religious, etc. restrictions apply…

12% said, “I don’t know.”

Which would you choose?

If you had the choice between working in a mixed workplace and working in another where there was no mixing, which would you choose?

The responses to this question were as follows:

76% would choose the workplace where there was no mixing.

9% preferred the mixed workplace.

15% would accept any workplace which suited their specialties, regardless of whether it was mixed or not.

Very embarrassing

Have any embarrassing situations ever happened to you because of mixing?

Among the embarrassing moments mentioned by respondents in this study were the following:

Continue reading “Social Research: Evils of Free Mixing”

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The Flogging Punishment In Islam for Fornication


Allah Almighty says in the Quran: 

“The fornicatress and the fornicator, flog each of them with a hundred stripes. Let not pity withhold you in their case, in a punishment prescribed by Allaah, if you believe in Allaah and the Last Day. And let a party of the believers witness their punishment” [al-Noor 24:2] 

“And those who accuse chaste women and then do not produce four witnesses – lash them with eighty lashes and do not accept from them testimony ever after. And those are the defiantly disobedient, ” [An-Noor 24:4]

 

  • Hudd punishment – The fixed punishment – is prescribed by Allah  for those acts which Allah has made haram and this punishment is by hitting or by killing.
  • The fixed punishment for fornication (consensual sexual intercourse between two persons not married to each other ) is flogging a 100 strikes. As for adultery ( voluntary sexual intercourse between a married man and someone other than his wife or between a married woman and someone other than her husband) – the married person would be stoned to death as commanded by Prophet Muhammad (s)
  • The punishment is applicable when the man has coitus with the woman. Any relationship not inclusive of coitus does not mandate the prescribed fixed punishment.
  • The punishment is applicable when the act of coitus is witnessed by four male adults who are muslim, sensible, just and free  and who testify in the court. Seeing two people together or nude or in some inappropriate position does not mandate the hudd punishment unless the act of coitus is eye witnessed.
  • The punishment is also applicable if the fornicator or the fornicatress confesses to his or her crime four times.
  • 100 flogs can be inflicted in one day or over a period of days depending on the health of the one being punished.
  • No judge can increase or decrease the punishment
  • Punishment has to be delivered publicly in front of a small group of Muslims – minimum three and maximum 1000 Muslims should witness this event.
  • Flogging should be inflicted with a leather whip which is neither totally new nor very old. Flogging with a stick is not allowed
  • Flogging should be on the fleshy part of the body only affecting the skin and avoiding the head and the sensitive areas. Flogging has to spread over – and should not be done in one place so as to make the flesh come out.
  • A man is flogged in a standing position while a woman should be flogged in a sitting position.
  • Ibn Mas’ood said:  It is not prescribed in our religion to make the offender lie down or to tie him up or remove his clothing. The companions of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) flogged offenders but there is no report that any of them made the offender lie down or tied him up or removed his clothing. (Islam QA)
  • No one should carry out the hadd punishments without the permission of the ruler. If there is no ruler who rules according to sharee’ah then it is not permissible for the ordinary people to carry out the hadd punishments. Whoever does that is sinning, because carrying out the hadd punishments requires examining the matter and requires shar’i knowledge in order to know the conditions of proof. (Islam QA)
  • Accepting this punishment is conditional to Emaan – If you feel pity for the fornicator or fornicatress  – that may lead to not approving the flogging punishment then you don’t believe in Allah and the Akhira ( You leave the fold of Islam)

 

PUNISHMENT OF FORNICATION AS IMPLEMENT BY RASOOL ALLAH (S) AND HIS COMPANIONS

Bukhari :: Book 8 :: Volume 82 :: Hadith 818

Narrated Zaid bin Khalid Al-Jihani:

I heard the Prophet ordering that an unmarried person guilty of illegal sexual intercourse be flogged one-hundred stripes and be exiled for one year. Umar bin Al-Khattab also exiled such a person, and this tradition is still valid.

FLOGGING THE ONE WHO CONFESSES AND LETTING GO THE ONE WHO  DENIES THE SIN
Dawud :: Book 38 : Hadith 4423

Narrated Sahl ibn Sa’d:

A man came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and confessed before him that he had committed fornication with a woman whom he named. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) sent for the woman and asked her about it. But she denied that she had committed fornication. So he inflicted the prescribed punishment of flogging on him, and let her go.

FLOGGING WHEN THE SINNER CONFESSES AND DOES NOT RETRACT IT
Malik :: Book 41 : Hadith 41.2.13

Malik related to me from Nafi that Safiyya bint Abi Ubayd informed him that a man who had had intercourse with a virgin slave-girl and made her pregnant was brought to Abu Bakr as-Siddiq. He confessed to fornication, and he was not muhsan. Abu Bakr gave the order and he was flogged with the hadd punishment. Then he was banished to Fadak, (thirty miles from Madina).

Malik spoke about a person who confessed to fornication and then retracted it and said, “I didn’t do it. I said that for such-and-such a reason,” and he mentioned the reason. Malik said, “That is accepted from him and the hadd is not imposed on him. That is because the hadd is what is for Allah, and it is only applied by one of two means, either by a clear proof which establishes guilt or by a confession which is persisted in so that the hadd is imposed. If someone persists in his confession, the hadd is imposed on him.”

NO FLOGGING PUNISHMENT FOR THE RAPE VICTIM
Malik :: Book 41 : Hadith 41.3.15

Malik related to me from Nafi that a slave was in charge of the slaves in the khumus and he forced a slave-girl among those slaves against her will and had intercourse with her. Umar ibn al-Khattab had him flogged and banished him, and he did not flog the slave-girl because the slave had forced her.

 
NO FLOGGING IF THE SINNER IS TOO WEAK AND COULD DIE WHILE BEING FLOGGED
Muslim :: Book 17 : Hadith 4224

Abd al-Rahman reported that ‘Ali, while delivering the address said: O people, impose the prescribed punishment upon your slaves, those who are married and those not married, for a slave-woman belonging to Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) had committed adultery, and he committed me to flog her. But she had recently given birth to a child and I was afraid that if I flogged her I might kill her. So I mentioned that to Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) and he said: You have done well.

 


Sources:

Tafsir Ibn Kathir :Explanation of the prescribed punishment of zina : http://www.tafsir.com/default.asp?sid=24&tid=35488

Islam QA: How to flog? http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/13233/flogging

Who should carry out the hudd punishment for zina? http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/8980/zina

 Crime and Punishment in Islam: http://www.islamreligion.com/articles/249/

 Explanation of verse 1 and 2 of Surah Noor by Dr.Farhat Hashmi http://farhathashmi.com/dn/Portals/0/audio/explanation/Detailed/taleem-al-quran-05/mp3/Para-18/lesson-05/tqc18-05b.mp3

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Afia Siddiqui : Her picture speaks a thousand words…


Afia Siddiqui Now
Afia Siddiqui Now

Look closely at the two pictures above. Is the picture below really of the same woman? This picture is haunting me, it is telling me stories about the pain and suffering and the torture this Muslim Woman – My Sister in Islam has been through in the past five years of her life.

Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani who graduated from MIT. In 2003, while on her way in a taxi with her three young sons, she disappeared never to be heard of again until recently when she was found in US Custody and the US claimed that they arrested her on 17th July in Afghanistan.[7]

Her Crime :

Aafia Siddiqui allegedly yelled “allahu akbar” and grabbed a soldier’s rifle and fired two shots before she was shot herself in the July 18 incident.Despite being shot, Siddiqui struggled with the officers when they tried to subdue her; she struck and kicked them while shouting in English that she wanted to kill Americans[7]

For her crime she was presented before the court in New York on the 5th of August and her trial is underway in USA.

She is thought to be the ghost lady, the only woman prisoner No. 650 imprisoned in Afghanistan.[1][2] Reports tell of the horrendous trials she went through there screaming and crying all night long.[3] Reports suggest that she was severly tortured, one of her kidneys was removed, her teeth were removed, her nose was broken and improperly set and her recent gun shot wound was oozing blood constantly.[4] He picture testifies to this harsh reality which the US is trying to hide, stating that she was in hiding since the past five years.

Knowing the history of Abuse of the prisoners of Abu Gharib by the Americans, i don’t even want to imagine what she must have gone through there being a woman. It was reported that she was constantly raped and abused, forced to use mens toilets and forced to eat non halal food.

Shame on me. Sleeping comfortably in my home eating and having fun. Living a comfortable life while my Muslim sister is being raped and tortured by the American dogs! Shame on all our leaders and all the Muslims. When will we wake up from our slumber. All our time and efforts are for what? Earning wealth, living luxuriously. Eating, drinking and partying.

There is nothing else in the life of our Muslim youth but”chilling out and having fun” and trying to BE AMERICAN! wanting their way of life, dressing up like they dress up, watching movies they make, doing things they do! When will we open our eyes and realize their deception that they are our enemies! WHEN? When it happens to us personally or to our very own mothers and sisters and daughters?

Look at the picture again. Her story is not to be read, to just feel pity and to be eventually forgotten. It has given me a lot to think about. The deception of the west and their full efforts to make us despise our own religion – to make us into “moderate” Muslims – Just Muslims by name and not in deed and actions. Their fake cries of liberation of women when they can not even respect women. Their glossed up lifestyle and cries of freedeom of expression when they can not even let us practice and preach our own faith.

Look at her picture? It gives a lot to think about and a lot to do. What does it give you?

[1]Yvonne Ridle on the Grey Lady of Bagram

[2]Pakistani Woman in Afghan Prison

[3] Jang : Kia Woh Afia Siddiqui Hai? By Irfan Siddiqui

[4]Afia Siddiqui – Wikipedia Article

[5] Afia Siddiqui Appears in Court- BBC News

[6]Say Allah Willing (Inshallah) then you are a terrorist! by Adnan Siddiqui

[7]US claim that they arrested her on 17th July in Afghanistan

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Is God Biased Towards The Females?


By Javeria

Affected by the false propaganda of the feminists, many Muslim women have started thinking that Islam is good for the men and that the rules and regulations of Islam are unfair to the women and that Islam is nothing but subjugation of women. This mentality has led to many women turning away from Islam and keeping this negative feeling that Allah is biased towards the females.

Regarding this issue I previously wrote an article: Why God created Two Genders.

This is the second article in which I want to clarify that Allah is not biased or unfair towards the women. Yes he created man and woman different therefore both have some specific rules which they have to follow. But the end result, the reward for both of them is equal….

Male and Female were both created for a specific role and purpose in this world. But to Allah, gender does not matter and Heaven is for both men and women.

Allah says:

“The men and women of the believers are friends of one another. They command what is right and forbid what is wrong, and establish prayer and pay alms, and obey Allah and His Messenger. They are the people on whom Allah will have mercy. Allah is Almighty, All Wise.” (Qur’an, 9:71)

Allah emphasizes that believers will be rewarded in the same manner according to their deeds, regardless of their gender.

“Their Lord responds to them: ‘I will not let the deeds of any doer among you go to waste, male or female – you are both the same in that respect…” (Qur’an, 3:195)

“Anyone who acts rightly, male or female, being a believer, We will give them a good life and We will recompense them according to the best of what they did.” (Qur’an, 16:97)

“Men and women who are Muslims, men and women who are believers, men and women who are obedient, men and women who are truthful, men and women who are steadfast, men and women who are humble, men and women who give alms, men and women who fast, men and women who guard their private parts, men and women who remember Allah much: Allah has prepared forgiveness for them and an immense reward.” (Qur’an, 33:35)

Before Islam, women were treated as property having no rights and no say. Islam liberated the women and gave them rights and a respectful status. Allah Tala revealed a whole chapter in the Quran called An-Nisa ( Women) dealing with rights and issues of women. He did not reveal a surah called Rijaal (Men). Islam gave so much respect and rights to women that some non Muslims after reading the Quran thought that it was written by a woman. That is why many women are converting to Islam.

NBC News video reveals that 20,000 Americans reported converted to Islam last year, with women exceeding men at a ratio of 4 to 1.

In Europe as well, more women are being drawn to Islam and converting. (See : Csmonitor)

One famous example is of Yvonne Ridley:

“Yvonne Ridley was the journalist captured by the Taliban while reporting undercover in Afghanistan, soon after 9/11. Held on spying charges, she feared she would be stoned. Instead, she was treated with respect. She promised her captors that, after her release, she would study Islam. She read the Koran looking for an explanation of the Taliban’s treatment of women, only to find there wasn’t any. “It’s a magna carta (charter of rights) for women!” she said. (Source : BBC)

What does Ridley feel about the place of women in Islam?

“There are oppressed women in Muslim countries, but I can take you up the side streets of Tyneside and show you oppressed women there.”

“Oppression is cultural, it is not Islamic. The Koran makes it crystal clear that women are equal.”

And her new Muslim dress is empowering, she says.

“How liberating is it to be judged for your mind and not the size of your bust or length of your legs.”(Source : BBC interview)

In Islam there is no such thing as a “man’s world” or a “woman’s world”; it is for both where both have been sent to help each other and provide companionship to each to other. Both have been sent in this world as a test and they will both be rewarded or punished in the hereafter according to their deeds and actions in this world.

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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…..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 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).

 

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Why God created two genders?


Allah Subhana Watala – The Lord of the worlds says in Quran:

“Glory to Allah, Who created in pairs all things that the earth produces, as well as their own (human) kind and (other) things of which they have no knowledge.” (Quran 36:36)

Allah the creator of everything has created everything in pairs, male and female, day and night, sun and moon, darkness and light etc.

The male is different from the female but they both are created from the same source as is mentioned in many places in the Quran. (Quran 4:1, 7:189)

The physiological and biological differences between sexes and their  roles are a fact and can not be denied. Men are more physically strong with more stamina, energy and resistance. Men and women differ greatly in weight shape, size and anatomy. Men and women also have huge psychological differences. They differ in the way they think, solve problems, their memory skills and sensitivity and emotions are also different. Various studies and research has proved these differences.

However, this does not mean that because of these differences there is discrimination among men and women. The fact is that men and women have both been created for a specific purpose. Both have been given abilities and skills which they need to fulfill the roles assigned to them.  Their emotions, skills and abilities in fact compliment each other. They are two parts of a whole and are essential to the human family to continue the human race and they need each other emotionally and physically as Allah says in the Quran:

“(He is) the Creator of the heavens and the earth: He has made for you pairs from among yourselves, and pairs among cattle: by this means does He multiply you: there is nothing whatever like unto Him, and He is the One that hears and sees (all things).”(Quran 42:11)

“He created for you mates from amongst yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquility with them and He put love and mercy between your hearts – for each other” (Quran 30:22).

Thus the purpose of creating two genders was to continue the human race and to provide them comfort, peace and harmony in each other’s companionship. The relationship between the husband and wife is compared  to that between the body and the clothes. Allah describes husband and a wife as garments of each other. (Quran 2:187) The spouses are close to each other, protect each, provide comfort and companionship to each other , hide each other’s deficiencies and are always there for each other.

Yet, each gender is independent and accountable for their own actions and deeds. Character, rather than the gender, is the defining criterion in front of Allah as He says in many places in the Quran:

“The better amongst you in the sight of God is the one who is better in character” (Quran 49:13).