Book Name:Aslaf e Karam ki Sharam o Haya kay Waqiyat
destructions of immodesty. No matter how hard the Nafs and Satan tempted them to commit sins, these holy personages remained modest even in the prime of their youth and in return, they became deserving of the favours and honours for their acts from the court of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. Let’s listen to a faith-refreshing parable of a modest young man.
Indeed, I have been blessed with two Paradises
In the blessed era of Sayyiduna ‘Umar Farooq-e-A’zam رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ, there was a young man who was very pious and used to worship a lot. Sayyiduna ‘Umar رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ would also be surprised at his worship. After performing Isha Salah in the Masjid, this young man would go to and look after his old father. On the way, a beautiful woman would call him towards her, but he would not pay any attention to her and would pass by keeping his gaze lowered. Finally, one day, the young man moved towards her with an evil intention due to a satanic whisper and her call. As he reached the door, he recalled the blessed saying of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ: It is stated in part 9 of Surah Al-A’raf, Ayah 201:
اِنَّ الَّذِیۡنَ اتَّقَوۡا اِذَا مَسَّہُمۡ طٰٓئِفٌ مِّنَ الشَّیۡطٰنِ تَذَکَّرُ وۡا فَاِذَا ہُمۡ مُّبۡصِرُوۡنَ ﴿۲۰۱﴾ۚ
Translation from Kanz-ul-Iman: Indeed those who fear get alerted whenever a temptation from the devil troubles them, and they perceive immediately.
(Part 9, Surah Al-A’raf, Ayah 201)
Upon recalling the blessed Ayah his heart was so overpowered with the fear of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ that he fell down unconscious. When much time had passed and he did not reach his home, his old father went out in search for him, after finding him, with the help of some people he took him home. As he gained consciousness, his father asked him about the whole incident. Having explained the whole incident the young man mentioned the blessed Ayah, again he was overpowered with extreme fear of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. He screamed loudly and passed away. His Ghusl, undertaking and burial were carried out in the night.