Zeeshan, standing in the scorching heat, saw his class mate Kamran wearing sunglasses riding a speedy bike. Due to fast speed, he could not call him out. Next day, when Kamran came to school, Zeeshan asked him, ‘Wearing beautiful glasses and riding speedy motor bike, where were you going yesterday in the afternoon approximately at 2.00?’ Kamran said, ‘I was going to pick up my younger brother from school and I wore sunglasses to protect myself from sunshine and dust.’ Faizan, standing beside, asked, ‘Dear brother! As we protect our eyes from the harmful things such as blazing sunshine, dust etc., may we guard our eyes according to religious and Hereafter point of view.’ Zeeshan and Kamran said in chorus, ‘How?’ Faizan said, ‘اَلْحَمْدُلِلّٰە! We are Muslims and Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has bestowed the blessing of eyes upon us. We should use these eyes for the following acts: looking at Glorious Quran, seeing parents with respect and reverence, etc. We should refrain from seeing the women not observing purdah and watching indecent material and futile videos on internet. These practices may not only cause harm to our eyesight but also become the cause the displeasure of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ.’
O devotees of Rasool! If you want to know the value of eyes, ask any blind person about it. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has blessed us with the great blessing of eyes without being asked for, but alas instead of showing thankfulness to Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, these eyes are being used to watch the forbidden material; though the least thankfulness for this blessing is not to use them for committing the acts of showing disobedience to Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ such as watching indecent material on mobiles and tablets, watching dramas and movies, shameful videos, secretly looking at the women not observing purdah, etc. All these are the acts of incurring the displeasure of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. Remember! Whoever fills his eyes with Haraam, his eyes will be filled with fire on the Day of Judgement. (Mukashafa-tul-Quloob, pp. 10)
Those indulged in sinful use of internet and social media should imagine their appearance in the court of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and fear the time of the Day of Judgement when their body parts will bear witness against them as it is mentioned in the Glorious Quran:
اِنَّ السَّمْعَ وَ الْبَصَرَ وَ الْفُؤَادَ كُلُّ اُولٰٓىٕكَ كَانَ عَنْهُ مَسْـٴُـوْلًا
Indeed the ear, the eye, and the heart; all of these will be questioned.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 15, Surah Bani Israel, Ayah 36)
The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated, ‘Every eye will be weeping on the Day of Judgement except the eye that remained close to (seeing) the things made Haraam by Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, the one which has spent its night in the state of wakefulness in the way of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ [and] the eye from which a tear equal to the head of a fly was shed out of the fear of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ.’ (Hilya-tul-Awliya, vol. 3, pp. 190, Raqm 3663)
In view of the goodness of the world and Hereafter, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَتْ بَرَكَاتُـهُمُ الْعَالِيَـه has stated in the Madani In’aam no. 31: ‘Today, did you abstain from watching movies, dramas, and listening to music/songs on television, internet, etc.?’
Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَتْ بَرَكَاتُـهُمُ الْعَالِيَـه said: When going out of the house, I make intention to refrain from glancing at non-Mahram women even unintentionally. May we also have such a great mindset. May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ grant us Taufeeq to see beloved Ka’bah, blessed Green Dome and ‘the devotees of Rasool blessed Islamic scholars’.
دِل یاد لئی بنایا تے تعریف لئی زُباں
اَکھیاں بنائیاں سوہنے دے دیدار واسطے
(Explanation: Heart has been made to remain restless for having the deep yearning for the remembrance of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم of Allah Almighty. Tongue has been made to glorify the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم and the eyes have been made to behold the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.)