Consequence of Having Non-Mahrams’ Company
March 18,2017 - Published 2 years ago
Consequence of Having Non-Mahrams’ Company
Everyone may well be aware of the fact that Islam has declared it very important to observe Shar’i veil. As long as Muslim women observed Islamic veil strictly, Islamic society remained very successful and affluent. But when the Muslims gave up observing Islamic veil, our society was led to the brink of disaster with many social evils becoming common, such as unlawful gazing, obscenity, vulgarity, unlawful love.
Undoubtedly, Islam is such a pure religion which guards the honour and chastity of women, it is for the reason, woman is commanded to stay in the house so that she, staying in the house, could take care of domestic affairs gracefully, fulfil the rights of her husband, give proper upbringing to her children and guard her chastity and honour. A woman’s stay in her house is immensely important and it guarantees many advantages.
One of the deadliest attacks of Satan is to make a person stay with a non-Mahram person in seclusion [i.e. in privacy]. If a man is with a woman in seclusion, then Satan encourages them to commit sin. Indeed staying with a non-Mahram person in seclusion opens the door of sins. The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated: ‘لَا یَخْلُوَنَّ رَجَلٌ بِامْرَاَۃٍ اِلَّا کَانَ ثَالِثَھُمَا الشَّیْطَانُ’ i.e. whenever a man is with any non-Mahram woman in seclusion, then surely, the third one with them is Satan.
(Sunan-ut-Tirmizi, vol. 4, pp. 67, Hadees 2172)
Commenting on the above Hadees, a renowned commentator, a great thinker of Ummah, Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has stated: Whenever a man is alone with a non-Mahram female - even if they are pious and have gathered for a pious cause - Satan will most certainly encourage them to do the evil act and arouse their sexual emotions. There is a risk of them committing the sin! Therefore, one must be very cautious of such seclusion. It is necessary to avoid even the causes of evil. If you want to prevent fever, prevent the cold.
(Mirat-ul-Manajih, vol. 5, pp. 21; slightly amended)
‘Allamah ‘Abdur Ra`oof Manaawi رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه made the following comment about this blessed Hadees: Whenever a woman is alone with a non-Mahram man, this is a favourable opportunity for Satan. He makes both of them have indecent thoughts in their hearts, arouses their sexual emotions, and encourages both of them to be shameless and indulge in sin.
(Fayd-ul-Qadeer Sharh Al-Jami’-us-Sagheer, vol. 3, pp. 102, Taht-al-Hadees 2795)
No one can deny the fact that mobile phone and internet have played a big part in promoting unlawful love besides causing many other moral and social evils in the present era.
These days, for the satisfaction of the desires of Nafs and in the name of passing time, young men usually contact any non-Mahram girl through mobile phone. They then continue to contact them through SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook etc. Soon, they have friendly relationship with each other, which results in indecency and unlawful love on a permanent basis.
Nowadays, people have become extremely habitual of unlawful gazing. مَـعَـاذَ الـلّٰـه عَـزَّوَجَـلَّ they miss no chance to look at non-Mahram women. In order to fulfil this filthy and dirty purpose, they wander in the marketplaces, shopping centres, parks and every such place which is crowded with women who do not observe veil. They unlawfully gaze at women, ruing their worldly life as well as the afterlife. In the book Minhaj-ul-‘Aabideen, Sayyiduna Imam Muhammad Ghazali رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has stated that Sayyiduna ‘Isa عَـلَـيْهِ الـصَّلٰوةُ وَالـسَّلَام has said: Refrain from unlawful gazing because unlawful gazing sows the seed of lust in the heart. This lust then drives the unlawfully-gazing person to indulge in evil.
(Minhaj-ul-‘Aabideen, pp. 2)
At present, the non-practicing attitude amongst Muslims is getting worse day by day. We Muslims, keeping aside the teachings of Islam, feel pride over adopting the customs and practices of disbelievers especially on their special event of celebration, Muslims waste a lot of money and their time and commit the grave sins such as lustful gazing, drinking alcohol and adultery etc., and they do not feel even the least shame while committing such heinous acts. Such types of immoral acts are committed openly on the occasion of Valentine’s Day.
On this day, people rush beyond the Shar’i bounds indulging in unlawful activities. The noticeable evils which are part of the celebration of this event are: Free mingling of boys and girls without veil and utmost immodesty, exchanging of gifts, leering and committing immoral activities and other Valentine items reach their peak. This evil festival promotes obscenity and vulgarity, and it leads the youth go astray. As the Muslims countries do not allow this day as holiday, youth are in pursuit to find some secure place to fulfil their lustful desires. It is for the reason, booking in hotels increase on Valentine’s Day as compared to other days. Alcohol is consumed excessively. All immoral activities are on peak everywhere as soon as this festival of obscenity approaches.
Those countries where non-believers are free to commit the acts of obscenity and vulgarity without religious and ethical bounds and these shameful acts are permitted under the law. Nevertheless, such shameful acts of merrymaking have brought the signs of concerns even in those countries and as a result protests against these evil acts are recorded from time to time.
It is a matter of great regret that on this day, like non-Muslim, our Muslims also indulge in evil activities, putting aside the righteous commandments of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and His Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم through this, they not only add hoards of sins in their account of deed but also the sanctity of Muslim society gets polluted due to such evil and immoral activities. Free mingling of boys and girls, exchanging of gifts, leering and then such evil acts lead to even adultery. These are all those awful acts that remain continue on this day of obscenity. No Muslim can have even a least doubt over this concept that all these satanic acts are impermissible and Haraam because the blessed Ayahs of Glorious Quran and the clear blessed sayings of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم proved these acts forbidden.
ہر گھڑی شرم و حَیا سے بس رہے نیچی نظر پیکرِ شرم و حیا بن کر رہوں آقا مُدام
The evil consequences of interacting and mingling with non-Mahram people (strangers), curse of Valentine’s Day and strong condemnation of immodesty and Bay-Pardagi (women without veiling).Undoubtedly, immodesty is the cause of deterioration of society. Whenever a man and woman meet in seclusion, Satan definitely provokes them to commit evil act.
A woman is a wealth of a house that is needed to be hidden. The risk of theft increases if it is shown to everyone. For making up the mind of purdah (veiling), have a glance at the blessed biographies of pious female companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُنَّ who, in spite of great hardship, never quit it. Disobedience of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and His Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم lies in Bay-Pardagi (women without veiling) and unlawful gazing. Unlawful gazing is the Zina (fornication) of the eyes. Unlawful gazing is a satanic act. Bay-Pardagi (women without veiling) is an evil act leading to Hell. Bay-Pardagi (women without veiling) is a source of spreading obscenity in society. Unlawful gazing is one of the arrows of Satan tipped with poison.
May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ grant us privilege to refrain ourselves from immodesty, unlawful gazing and Bay-Pardagi (women without veiling).
اٰمِيۡن بِجَاهِ النَّبِيِّ الۡاَمِيۡن صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِه وَسَلَّم
صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد