The following are some steps that can be taken to help you gain control of your gaze:
To begin, let us reach a consensus on a matter that plays a significant role in the way you direct your attention, namely, the problem of the relative nature of beauty.
The standards of what constitutes beauty change from person to person and depend on a person’s particular sensibilities. For instance, you might find that certain articles of clothing are your favorites and that you find them to be the most attractive. On the other hand, some people might think that these garments are not attractive enough, or even that they are ugly.
The following is a list of the benefits that come with observing the Day of Arafah:
It is the day on which Allah’s favor was completed, as well as the day on which the religion was perfected.
It was reported in Al-Sahihayn from ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) that:
A Jewish man said to him, “O Amir al-Muminin, there is a verse in your Book which you recite; if it had come to us Jews, we would have taken that day as a ‘Eid (festival);” this was said in reference to a verse in the Qur’an. Umar responded by asking, “Which verse?” He said, “This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have chosen Islam for you as your religion.” (This day I have completed your religion for you.) [al-Maidah 5:3].
Umar said, “We are aware of the day and the location at which that was revealed to the Prophet” (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). It was on Friday when he was standing in ‘Arafah when it happened.
There are signs that point people in the direction of the truth, and there are routes that people take to get there. As a parallel, the Hadeeth that follows describes how the path to falsehood can be convoluted and how it can be reached via routes that eventually lead to its bogs:
“The Prophet of Allah, peace be upon him, drew a straight line with his hand and then said, ‘This is the path of Allah, which is straight.'” Then he drew other lines to the right and left of the first line and said, “These are paths on each of which there is a devil who invites to it.” then after that the following verse of the Quran was then recited by the Prophet Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention). And this is My path, which is straight, so follow it; and do not follow [other] ways, for you will be separated from His way. Allah says (what this means): “And this is My path, which is straight.” [Quran 6:153]
Ahmad: 4142 Annasa’i: 11174
The pursuit of truth is an arduous endeavor because along the way, a person will come across a wide variety of doctrines, beliefs, and religions, which they will have to analyze one after the other. If he adheres to impartiality and fairness and follows the sound intellectual approach and logical reasoning, then there is no doubt that Allah will direct him to the religion that is most true to Him. However, if he does not adhere to that methodology, he will be led astray by falsehood, and Satan, the bitter enemy of mankind who has vowed to mislead them, will adorn his actions for him. This is because the Quran describes Satan as having made a pledge to mislead mankind. What does it mean when Allah, the Most High, says:
All praise and thanksgiving are due to Allah, the Most Merciful and Loving to Those Who Believe in Him.
One of the holiest months in the Islamic calendar is called Dhul Hijjah. Allah says:
Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so was it ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are Sacred, (i.e. the 1st, the 7th, the 11th and the 12th months of the Islamic calendar). That is the right religion, so wrong not yourselves therein, and fight against the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) collectively, as they fight against you collectively. But know that Allah is with those who are Al-Muttaqun (the pious – ).
Surat At-Taubah: 9:36
According to the narration of Abu Bakr (R.A.), Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) made the following statement:
Let us not forget that adversity and struggle are inevitable in the course of one’s life. As believers, Allah subjects us to the difficulties of life in order to test the strength of our faith. If this is not the case, how can we hope to demonstrate our commitment to the Straight Path and our faith in it?
Therefore, the point is easily understood. If we are put through trials, then we must take precautions to prevent Satan from leading us astray from the path of truth that Allah has established. Let’s make an effort not to lose sight of the big picture, which is the fact that the amount of time we have left in this life is extremely limited.
The so-called “digital explosion,” the ever-increasing number of people who use the internet, and the desire to achieve the highest number of views and click-through rates possible by pursuing intriguing scoops and mass viewing in order to maximize profits have encouraged websites to offer their “products” that would accomplish these objectives without the least bit of evaluation or research regarding the positive impact those products would have, thereby ignoring any and all of the guidelines, functions, and norms that are in place. This has given rise to
Through the use of a flawed analogy, Christians arrived at the erroneous conclusion that Muslims worship Muhammad. Since Christians worship Jesus, they reasoned that Muslims must also worship Muhammad because they worship Jesus. For such a long period of time, people have been calling Muslims by the incorrect name “Muhammedans,” and this is one of the reasons why!
In response to that, I would like to point out that Muhammad, like Jesus (peace be upon them both), never claimed to be divine. He exhorted people to worship only the All-Powerful God, and he repeatedly emphasized their shared humanity in order to protect them from making the same mistakes that Christians have made regarding Jesus.