Posts Tagged ‘lowering gaze’

More Than A Friend

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More Than A Friend

More often that anyone would like, we have all, at some point in time, come across a scene where we can’t help but shake our head and say, “Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.”

Let’s imagine a hypothetical story shall we?

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“As the summer months roll up…”

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“As the summer months roll up…”

“As the summer months roll up, it gets more and more difficult to manage as the clothes roll up as well. We all know the routine: ‘Lower the gaze! Lower the gaze! Lower the gaze!’ But if the heart is not lowered in awe of Allah’s magnificence and His tremendous bounties, then how can we expect the eyes to lower?” — Imam Suhaib Webb

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Hear Me Out

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Hear Me Out

*First up on stage, the infamous duo: desires of the heart, and whispers of shaytaan.* – You try to lower your gaze and keep your distance, but the chattering starts, “There’s no need to make a big deal of things. So he’s a boy, so what! All the girls here talk to boys. Don’t be so shy. You’re suffering from low self-esteem, and this is a great way to build it. Plus, look at him!” You glance up – just one glance, you tell yourself, it’s ok. “He’s really cute, isn’t he? It won’t hurt if you just smile at him, go on. It’s just a smile now – maybe he’s having a hard day and your smile will make him feel better.” Almost without being aware, you smile.

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Eye of the Beholder

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Eye of the Beholder

And while I am lost amidst thoughts of a relaxing afternoon ahead, that’s when I see him: a tall and handsome male stranger, the likes of whom I have never seen before, walking down the road. My heart begins beating faster as I take in his attractive features, and to my pleasure, he gives me a smirk and eyes me as well, almost as if he is hungry. I watch as he scans my figure, and I’m glad I have worn a tighter shirt today. Maybe if he likes what he sees – he will come up and talk to me? I think. As he walks closer, I fix my posture a little so that the better parts of me are more prominent, in the hopes that he will really come up and talk to me now.

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