Protecting the Gaze


Muhyi-as-Sunnah Hazrat Maulana Shah Abrar-ul-Haq Sahib (RA)


The harms of evil glances are so numerous that sometimes one’s deen and dunya are both destroyed. The causes of this spiritual disease are spreading rapidly. Accordingly, it seems appropriate to write down some of its harms and a brief cure in order that one refrains from the harms. Subsequently, one can protect one’s gaze by adhering to the following practices:

1. When women/men are passing by, keep the gaze low no matter how strong the urge to look may be.

2. If your gaze accidentally falls on someone, immediately lower it no matter how bad you feel and even if there is a fear of losing your life. (This is in response to people who say, “I’ll die if I don’t look.”)

3. Think that by not protecting your gaze, there is fear of disgrace in this world. The noor of obedience is snatched away and the destruction of the hereafter is certain.

4. Perform a minimum of twelve rak’ats for every evil glance and give some charity according to your means. Repent excessively.

5. Ponder over how the heart becomes ruined with the darkness of evil glances. This darkness goes away after a very long time. As long as one does not protect one’s gaze continuously even though one has the urge, the heart does not become clean.

6. Evil glances lead to inclinations, which lead to infatuation. This causes disgrace in this world and in the hereafter.

7. Evil glances gradually decrease the desire to do acts of obedience and zikr. This eventually leads to discarding these acts. Then one has an aversion for them.

May Allah protect us from this and all other evils. Aameen!

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3 Comments on “Protecting the Gaze”

  1. Nabeel Khan Says:

    Assalaamu alaikum,
    Yes, there is a khalifah by the name of Aslam Bhai. I don’t have his details. I just know of him and that is about it. I’m sorry for the lack of information.

    -Nabeel Khan

  2. mkz Says:

    I read in one of your post that there is a Khalifa of Hazrat Maulana Hakeem Akthar saheb Db in Michigan. Is it possible for your to give me more info so I can pass it onto a brother who currently resides in the same state and is interested in meeting him?

  3. mujahid7ia Says:

    Jazak Allahu khayr.

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