Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem
By Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (Rahmatullahi ‘alayh)
The comfort of life is lost in sin and illicit love. The end results of all illicit love relationships are fights, quarrels, arguments, restlessness, anxiety, depression and suicidal tendencies – even suicide.
The weakness of all those who are drowning in the ocean of illicit love is that they have given their hearts to bodies, which are going to turn to dust. Instead of giving their hearts to the Creator of hearts, they have given their hearts to faces; the beauty of which, will inevitably be lost with the passage of time or with illness.
Many are the lovers who run off like mules when age snatches away the beauty of the faces of their beloved ones. Those who give their hearts to Allah Ta’ala enjoy unending happiness, because Allah Ta’ala’s beauty neither decreases nor perishes.
The Love of Allah Ta’ala and our beloved Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is a guaranteed prescription for peace and happiness.
A simple method to develop this love is to engage in the Zikr of Allah Ta’ala, recite Durood Shareef in abundance, abstain from sins, keep the company of the righteous, and follow the Sunnah of Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam).
Since illicit love begins with the evil gaze, Allah Ta’ala mentions, in a Hadeeth-e-Qudsi: “Verily, evil glancing is an arrow from the poisonous arrows of shaytaan. Whosoever fears Me and refrains from it will receive from Me (Allah Ta’ala) such Imaan, the sweetness of which he will feel in his heart.”
 Zikr should be carried out under the guidance of a Shaykh.