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The Taqwa of Maryam (A.S.)

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Hazrat Maryam (‘Alaihas Salaam) was a young and lovely woman, pure and chaste, who had secluded herself from her people. Whilst in seclusion, Hazrat Jibra`eel (‘Alaihis Salaam) appeared before her in the form of a most handsome young man.

Allah Ta’ala narrates the incident as follows :

“…Then We sent to her our Ruh (Hazrat Jibra`eel A.S.), and he appeared before her in the form of a man
in all respects.”

According to some Tafseer, Jibra`eel (‘Alaihis Salaam), who appeared before her in such a handsome form, could have been a test for her. (She did not know, at the time, that he was an angel).

As piety would direct, her immediate reaction was :

“…Verily! I seek refuge with the Most Beneficent (Allah) from you, if you do fear Allah.”
[Surah Maryam 19 : 17/18]

Hazrat Maryam (‘Alaihas Salaam) was also a human being, with the disposition, nature and sentiments of a young woman.

However, due to her piety, nobility and chastity, she sought protection in Allah and said : ‘…if you do fear Allahthen do not come near to me’.  In other words, she did not want to engage in anything Haraam because it would displease Allah Ta’ala.

Hazrat Maryam (‘Alaihas Salaam) has set an exemplary pattern for our women.

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The lessons Hazrat Maryam (‘Alaihas Salaam) and so too Hazrat Yusuf (‘Alaihis Salaam) convey, to all of us, are : Don’t be swept away with a beautiful or handsome appearance.

Whilst beauty is an attribute that charms and captivates the heart; if it is that which Allah Ta’ala has declared as forbidden, it not only destroys the peace of the heart, it lays to waste the very substance of Imaan which resides in that same heart.

Therefore, Allah Ta’ala, addresses both the believing men and believing women :

“Tell the believing men to lower their gaze
(from looking at that which is Haraam) and to be modest (i.e. to protect themselves from prohibited deeds like adultery and fornication, etc.).
That is purer for them. Verily Allah is Aware
of what they do.”

“And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at that which is forbidden) and to
be modest (i.e. to protect themselves from prohibited deeds like adultery, fornication, etc.) and not to show off their beauty except only
that which is apparent and to draw their veils
all over juyubihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces,
necks and bosoms, etc.)…”
[Surah Nur 24 : 29/ 30]

The absolute wisdom and beauty inherent in these injunctions of Allah Ta’ala of lowering the gaze, guarding ones modesty and adopting the Hijaab is that a person will remain far removed from a crime such as zina (adultery / fornication).

All those actions that lead to the commission of sin are, like the sin, itself, absolutely forbidden. Like zina is forbidden, so too are all those steps that will inevitably lead to zina. Thus, Allah Ta’ala says :

“And come not near to Zina. Verily it is a shameful
and evil path”
[Surah Al- Isra 17 : 32]

Evil glancing is the very inception to zina. By lowering the gaze, we curtail furthering our evil desires.

These injunctions of Allah Ta’ala are a protection from sin and should be appreciated by practical implementation. Added to this benefit, one will not just enjoy peace and tranquility in life, but will taste of the very sweetness of Imaan.

In a Hadith-e-Qudsi, Allah Ta’ala says : “Verily evil glancing is an arrow from the poisonous arrows of Shaytaan. Whosoever fears Me (Allah) and refrains from it will receive from Me such Imaan, the sweetness of which he will taste (feel) in his heart.”

In a Hadith mentioned in Mishkaat Sharief, Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said : “When anyone’s eyes fall on a pretty girl and he immediately casts his gaze away from her, Allah grants him the Divine Guidance towards such Ibaadah, the ecstasy of which he feels in himself.”

Whilst the prize of the sweetness and ecstasy of Imaan is for the taking, the condition is self-restraint. It is now left to us to secure it.

…And it is not difficult. As easy as we can find the courage to stare at strange women, in the presence of Allah Ta’ala, we can also find the courage to lower our gaze from such beauties…who are, in reality, compounded particles of sand who will soon disintegrate to the same.

Of course wives are excluded. Loving ones wife and showing kindness towards her is Ibaadat, which earns one the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala.

Nevertheless, if we don’t defy our nafs and resort to the obedience of Allah, then we should brace ourselves for an entire life spent tarrying in the fire of restlessness.

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