Saturday, 3 October 2015

Nets and Webs

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (Rahmatullahi 'alayh)

FISHERMEN CAST THEIR RODS AND AWAIT A CATCH. Others cast nets and trap big shoals. The spider spins its web and catches its prey. Nafs and shaytaan have also cast their rods and nets, and they have also spun their webs.

Huge shoals are being caught on M-Net, East-Net and other nets of shaytaan to be found on television. Added to this, many, many more are captured and entangled in the porn and other filthy websites on the Internet or on social networks.

Health, wealth and the most precious commodities of Imaan and Hayaa[1] are sacrificed for a few moments of Haraam pleasure.

As a measure of protection, the computer should be kept in a place where there is a lot of activity by family members. This will be a deterrent to the person who finds himself weak before nafs.

Keeping the computer in the family room or where members of the family pass by or spend time, will restrain the person from visiting porn and other immoral and filthy websites, Insha-Allah.

If the person is in his office or elsewhere, where he will be alone when using the computer, he should have a note placed above the screen, with bold writing:


(i.e. What if the Angel of death visits whilst engaged in Haraam?)

If the cellphone is the temptation to view Haraam, then opt for a cellphone which is simple and does not have those features which offer access to Haraam. Or have the same reminder on your screen.

My Shaykh, Hazrat Maulana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (رَحْمَةُ اللهِ عَلَيْهِ), had said in poetry:

“If you hide and commit sins,
Someone is watching from above (Allah Ta’ala)…”

We should keep before us that our every movement, our every word, our every thought and our every feeling are in the Knowledge, Sight and Hearing of Allah Ta’ala.

The Mashaa`ikh have prescribed that we reflect, ponder and keep before us the Aayaat (verses) of the Qur`aan Shareef:

وَهُوَ مَعَكُمْ أَيْنَ مَا كُنْتُمْ ط
“He is with you wherever you are…”
[Surah Al-Hadeed 57 : 4 ]
أَلَمْ يَعْلَمْ بِأَنَّ اللّٰهَ يَرٰى ؕ
 “Does he not know that Allah is watching (him)?”
[Surah Al ‘Alaq  96 : 14]

Allah Ta’ala says in Surah Qaaf :
وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنْسَانَ وَنَعْلَمُ مَا تُوَسْوِسُ بِهٖ نَفْسُهٗ جۖ  وَنَحْنُ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ حَبْلِ الْوَرِيْدِ
“Indeed We have created man, and We know whatever thoughts
his inner self develops, and We are closer to him than (his)
jugular vein.”
                                           [Surah Qaaf 50 : 16]

May Allah Ta’ala grant us His Special Protection and the Taufeeq of giving up all sins. 

[1] Hayaa : Modesty