Moulana Shah Hakeem Akhtar Saheb Rahmatullahi Alaihi’s remainder seven harms of casting evil glances are mentioned below in this article:
By casting evil glances, the sexual desires increase due to which the heat and temperature of the body rises. This in turn, makes the semen thin and watery by which a person gets the sickness of premature ejaculation. Such a person is unable to properly fulfill the rights of his wife due to which their marital relations and eventually their family life is destroyed.
Casting evil glanced brings about Ingratitude within the heart. When a person is looking at so many faces and features then his own wife does not remain attractive to him. Hence, he becomes ungrateful thinking himself that he did not get a good looking wife. And if she is good looking, then he thinks to himself that she could have been more beautiful. That woman which appears more attractive to him than his own wife, then even if his own wife is beautiful, she is still not as attractive as the other woman. In this way he is becoming ungrateful of Allah’s favours. As for the one who guards his eyes out of Allah’s fear, and does not look at other women, than even if his wife is not so beautiful, she is still attractive to him and in this manner, he remains grateful to Allah for this favour.
Weakness Of Eyesight
By casting evil glances, a person’s eyesight becomes weak. This is because by guarding one’s gaze, one is fulfilling gratitude for the blessing if sight and the reward of gratefulness is the increase of blessings as it is mentioned in the Quran Sharif:
Quran – Surah No. 14 ابراهيم
Ayah No. 7
أَعُوذُ بِاللّٰهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ
بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
لَئِنۡ شَكَرۡتُمۡ لَاَزِيۡدَنَّـكُمۡ
If you express gratitude, I shall certainly give you more
Casting evil glances on the other hand, is ingratitude and the punishment of ingratitude is severe, as is mentioned in the Quran Sharif:
Quran – Surah No. 14 ابراهيم
Ayah No. 7
وَلَئِنۡ كَفَرۡتُمۡ اِنَّ عَذَابِىۡ لَشَدِيۡدٌ
And if you are ungrateful, then My punishment is severe.
Distance from Allah Ta’laa
The greatest reward one attains by guarding the eyes is the special closeness of Allah Ta’laa . Guarding the eyes from Layla is attaining of attaining Maula. This is because guarding the eyes makes the evil of desires of the heart to bleed and when all four corners of the eyes heart become red by shedding the blood of regret, then from every horizon of the heart, the sun of the closeness of Allah Ta’laa will rise. I have a couplet concerning this:
وہ سرخیا کہ خونۣتمنا کہیں چے
بنتی شفق ہیں مطلع خور شید قرب کی
The redness of the blood of unlawful desires,
Becomes a horizon from which the sun of closeness to Allah Ta’laa rises
داغ حسرت سے دل سجاۓ ہیں
تب کہیں جا کے ان کو پاۓ ہیں
Though the wound of regret have I
adorned the heart, only after this have I attained Him
ان حسینوں سے دل بچانے میں
میں نے غم بھی بڑے اٹھاۓ ہیں
By guarding my heart from these beauties ,
I have gone through much pain and grief
منزل قرب نہیں ملتی
زخم حسرت ہزار کھاۓ ہیں
The station of closeness to Allah cannot be attained so easily,
Only after a thousand wounds of regret is it attained
If a person would realize how distant he becomes from Allah Ta’ala by casting evil glances, then he would never cast evil glances. The example of this is like that heart which is directed to Allah Ta’ala at 90 degrees and then cast evil glances. That very same heart turns 180 degrees away from Allah Ta’ala. The heart which was directed to Allah Ta’ala turns away from Him and becomes directed towards that beauty. Every moment the heart becomes occupied with thoughts of that rotting and decaying corpse. The heart is destroyed by these thoughts and many people have even died an evil death.
Harm No. 12
Casting evil glances could eventually lead to a heart attack. This is because the heart becomes occupied in a continuous struggle. The beauty pulls the heart to him/her and Allah’s fear pulls the heart in its direction. Through this struggle and pain, a person eventually gets a heart attack because this internal conflict causes the heart to increase in size. If he would of protected his gaze then he would not have been caught up in this internal struggle and he would not have had a heart attack.
ایک سلمی چاہۓ سلمان کو
دل نہ دینا چاہۓ انجان کو
Salman wants for himself a Salma
One should not give his heart to any stranger
By giving one’s heart to just any stranger leads to having a heart attack. However, one should take note of the fact that there are many causes of heart attacks. Therefore, a person should not have the misunderstanding that anyone who has had a heart attack was involved in casting evil glances. One should take special care and be cautious of this in the case of pious people. One should have a good opinion of them. We have been commanded to have a good thought and opinion of every Muslim.
In short, one should not have an evil thought and opinion concerning anyone, Rather one should worry about oneself. Ponder over this harm that if I cast evil glances then it will eventually lead to a heart attack.
Sexual Desires Are Aroused
By casting evil glances, the sexual desires are inflamed and incited. If a person does not obtain the beauty whom he was casting evil glances at, then he will fulfill his inflamed desires by committing illicit sexual intercourse with anyone he gets hold of, even if he/she is ugly. He inflamed his desires by looking at a beautiful face and satisfies this desire by having illicit sexual intercourse with someone with an ugly face. He casted evil glances out of greed for beauty and ended up degrading himself with such an ugly person that one cannot stand to even to look at him/her. Casting evil glances is such an evil act that does not leave you until it takes you the final stage of sin wherein a person does not even see beauty anymore. Guarding one’s private parts after casting evil glances becomes impossible. This is why after the command of lowering the gazes, Allah Ta’laa says to guard the private parts.
From this, we see that by protecting the gaze, the private parts also become protected, and if the gaze is not guarded then the private parts do not remain secure from sin.
Leads To Masturbation
Casting evil glances causes the seminal fluid to come out of its place. Once the semen leaves its place, then it cannot go back. The semen cannot reverse like a car.
Just as in the case of a goat or cow’s milk, it cannot go back, because the udder is a place of discharge not intake. Similarly, semen cannot go back into its place after released. It has to be discharged in one way or the other, whether it be lawful or forbidden. The curse of casting evil glances is such that a person does not remain conscious of lawful or unlawful. He will either fulfill his lust by having illicit sexual intercourse with some women or degrade himself by committing sodomy with some man or young lad. If he does not get any man or woman then he will fulfill his lust by masturbating. Just as it is unlawful and forbidden to commit sexual intercourse with a strange man or woman, it is likewise forbidden to masturbate.
Unfortunately, this sin has become widespread in this day and age. In some narrations of Hadith, there are severe warnings against this sin. It has been mentioned that the person who masturbates shall be resurrected on the Day of Judgment with a pregnant hand. It has also been mentioned that the ناكح اليد ( the one who masturbates) is under curse of Allah. Fulfilling one’s sexual desires in an unlawful manner is obviously impermissible. However, one should also be cautious of excessive permissible intercourse. Too much spoils the health and drains the one’s strength. Spiritually, one does not get enjoyment in worship and Zikr. It also causes the child to be born weak and frail, It is for this very reason that our pious elders have advised to preserve the semen. After 15 to 30 days when there is a strong urge, then only one should fulfill one’s desire. The lion copulates once a year and from that it breeds offspring. Similarly, those people who have intercourse after long intervals of time produce strong and healthy children. Therefore, moderation is necessary in relations with one’s wife, otherwise excessive sex can even lead to death. My Shaikh, Hazrat Phoulpuri Rahmatullahi Alaihi narrated to us the incident of an Alim who had a very beautiful wife. Whenever he would come home from running errands and would see his wife, then he would not be able to control himself. He used to have so much of intercourse that after six months, instead of discharging semen, blood started to ejaculate from his private part. This eventually led to a severe fever after which he died.
Beauty was the cause of his death. This is why I advise to have moderation in permissible things as well. As for the unlawful, then my advice is not to even go near Haraam. May Allah Ta’laa grant us the ability to practice upon what has been said.
ہم ایسی لذتوں کو قابل لعنت سمجھتے ہیں
کہ جن سے رب مرا اے دوستوں ناراض ہوتا ہے
We regard as cursed those joys
Due to which O friends my Sustainer is displeased
Shah Hakeem Akhtar Saheb Rahmatullahi mentions the cure to casting evil glances, that will follow soon inshaa Allah…..