Guarding the Gaze

– Isha'atul Haq –

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Nabi صلي الله عليه وسلم mentioned in a hadith that the person who guards against the temptation of casting lustful glances, Allah will grant that person the sweetness of Imaan.

In our current era, it has become extremely easy to become involved in the sin of casting lustful glances. If one skims through a newspaper or what used to be regarded as ‘family magazines’, one will become overawed by the amount of near pornographic material that is available. The reality is – we no longer see this as a problem, due to the frequency and availability of such material.

There are so many other types of sins, but why is it that the sweetness of Imaan is so closely related to guarding against lustful glances (as stated in the hadeeth)?

This is due to a few reason. Firstly, sometimes when we avoid a sin, it is because our circumstances do not allow it. For…

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