There are four actions which if one adopts, Insha Allah, he will become a wali (friend of Allah) before he passes away. With the barakah of practicing these four actions, Insha Allah, he will gain the ability to practice all the other commandments of deen. This is because generally people find these actions to be hard on the nafs. Like the student who manages to answer the difficult questions on a test will have no problem answering the easy ones. So, the one who suppresses his nafs for the pleasure of Allah and carries out these actions, practicing deen will become easy for him, and he will die as a Wali (friend) of Allah.
It’s just one time effort to learn Correct Pronunciation and Recitation of The Qur’aan Majeed. After that there are 4 actions.
1. To adopt the appearance of Ambiya (alaihis salaam), that is to grow the beard equal to one fist in length from all three sides
2. To keep one’s clothes above the ankles in two conditions when walking and when standing. (This ruling applies to men. Women should cover their ankles)
3. To protect the eyes from casting lustful glances (from women and handsome young boys)
4. To guard the Heart from entertaining evil thoughts
1. Shara’i Hijab (PARDAH)
2. Fulfilling the Rights of their Husband
3. To Protect the Eyes from non mahram male
4. To guard the heart from entertaining evil thoughts
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Casting Evil glances is clearly forbidden by the (نص قطعی) clear and explicit text of the Qur’aan. Allah Ta’ala says:
قل للمومنین یغضوا من ابصارھم
“O Nabi (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) Tell the believing men to lower their gazes.”
(Sura Nur ; Ayat 30, Juz 18)
(Meaning, don’t look at ghair mahram women and handsome boys). Therefore he who casts evil glances, is opposing the clear and explicit command of Qur’aan, and one who opposes the clear and explicit command of Qur’aan is guilty of committing a HARAAM act. Thus, to save oneself from this sin, it is sufficient to meditate upon the fact that the one who casts evil glances is opposing a commandment of the Qur’aan. In other words, he is disobeying Allah Ta’ala.
Love of Allah, Preparation for Death, Spiritual Diseases June 29th, 2008
You all believe in Maulana Thanwi (Rahimahullah). He says that if a businessman shows you a sample, and gives you an item which differs from the sample, you will call the businessman a cheat and a deceitful person. You will never buy anything from him again.
Shaytan always deceives. He shows you the cheeks and eyes of attractive people. What sample he shows you and what item he gives. He pollutes you in the organs of feces and urine. But you still have not left Iblees’ tail.
People say what must we do, there is nudity everywhere. Uncovered women do not give us a chance. I say why have you placed your nose under Shaytan’s tail. Safeguard your gaze.
Practise on the blessed statement of Rasûlullah Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. You will achieve piece. Allah will fill your heart with the sweetness of Iman and His love for every glance that you protect.
Friends, do not waste your lives. I am telling you with a painful heart and what more can I tell you? As Hadhrat Thanwi (Rahimahullah) said that if he had the power, he would have placed his heart in his friends’ hearts.
Allah has indicated two prescriptions of obtaining taqwa (piety) in these two verses. In the light of these verses I have showed you two ways of becoming a saint and becoming wealthy with the currency of the hereafter. When the entire world will kick you, only this currency will benefit you. What is this currency? It is the friendship of Allah. In order to attain taqwa, Allah has indicated in one verse that we should live with the people of taqwa. If you do not live with the people of taqwa, you will be consumed by negligence.
Source: Purpose of Life – By: Hazrat Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahab (db)
Imaan will not be tested in the Masjid because a Masjid is not a place for the testing of Imaan. It would obviously be very easy to be pious and abstain from sins therein. The testing grounds of Imaan are the streets, universities, bazaars and businesses.
What kind of Imaan do we display, if we indulge in illicit relationships at the high schools, universities, etc., if we cast lustful glances at every woman who passes by us on the streets and if we cheat our customers, commit fraud and employ semi-nude women to work along side us in our businesses, believing that by employing them we will be saving on salary?
Know that at such places our Imaan will definitely be tested. At such times we have to project and assert our Imaan and Islam. If the person passes the tests here, then indeed this person has tasted of the sweetness of Imaan.
Source: Cure for Depression - by Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahab (damat barkatuhum)
Mulla Ali Qari lived in Hirat and then emigrated to Makkah. His grave is in Jannatul Ma’la. He writes in the explanation of this hadith that whoever is granted the sweetness of Iman will most certainly die with Iman because Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’la will not grant the sweetness of Iman to one and then snatch it away. This is the third reward for protecting the gaze. Therefore, do a transaction of a good ending with Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’la by protecting your gaze wherever there are women eg. on the streets, airports, railway stations, shopping malls, etc. When the sweetness of Iman enters the heart, it never comes out again.
Mulla Ali Qari (Rahimahullah) states that this hadith contains an indication to a good ending – a life that ends on Iman. Today the sweetness of Iman is being distributed in all places like the streets, airports and shopping malls. The condition is that one must not stare at the shops for these sweets, namely ghair mahram forms. If someones’s sugar is over the limit and he looks at a sweet shop, his sugar will not increase by merely looking but one’s gaze is such a dangerous thing that by merely looking, the poison enters one.
Rasûlullah Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the one who merely looks at strange women; he does not use her or speak to her has committed adultery of the eyes. This is a hadith of Sahih Bukhari. I request the Ulama to have a look at this hadith in Sahih Bukhari (vol.2 Kitabul Istizan). An evil glance is the adultery of the eyes. This includes staring at beardless youth.
Therefore, those who commit adultery of the eyes and see dreams of becoming a saint should beat their heads. Is this the way to become a saint?
Source: Purpose of Life – by Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahab (damat barkatuhum)