Sunday, October 24, 2010
Guard your Gaze.
This inspirational story was originally translated from Arabic to English by brother Mohsin khan and I'm posting it here for my readers with slight modifications.
A story of a young man from Morocco,who was very poor, 25 years old went to America for job and became a Millionaire overnight. Did he gamble or something?
No, he didn’t. What happened then? SubhanAllah, one day he was in an elevator in one of the sky scrapers, And Allah destined that the elevators have many people in it.They started to go off one by one till it was only him in the elevator with a very beautiful American Girl for many floots. The young kept staring at the floor of the elevator. SubhanAllah. It was him and her alone but he didn't look at her even once.The girl was afraid of assault that she might get, but he didn't even look at her, and she was watching his moves and how he didn't look towards her, and she was confused and amazed.
Now the floor where the young man was supposed to get off at, came and he got off. she went after him and stopped him, She asked him,"Am i not beautiful?" he said, " I don't know!! I haven't looked at you.""She said, "Why? Why didn't you look at me?! Am i not beautiful??" He said, My religion forbids me from that." SubhanAllah. She asked him, "Why didn't you try assult me? By a kiss or even Rape me? May Allah save us all. He said "No, I seek refuge with Allah, I fear Allah", She asked, "Where is Allah that you fear this much? Then he started telling her few words about Islam. She said,"your religion, which forbids you from even looking at me, can never let you commit an action that might include any color of Harm". He said, Yes and made it clear for her, she then asked "would you accept to marry me"? He said,"Iam a Muslim, whats your religion. She said, "I am not a Muslim. He said," it’s not allowed. She said, Then I shall enter to your religion, will you marry me then."? He said, Yes. She said, What shall I do ?" He said, "Do so and so". Allah made him a reason for her to enter into Islam, only by lowering his Gaze.She married him and gave him all of her wealth that she had inherited from her parents.
And so Allah said the truth in the Quran: "And for those who fear Allah, he (Allah) prepares a way out for him, and he provides for him from ( sources), he never could imagine...
O Allah! Guide us and our eyes too, to see what is permissible so that our hearts taste the sweetness of faith.