Dealing with the Fitnah (temptation) of Women


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Bismillaahir Rahmanir Rahim,

Allaah has created us in a world of trials and tests, and He has made Paradise the abode of His friends and beloved ones. Without any doubt, One of the fitnahs with which men are tested is the fitnah of women, as the Prophet {Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam} said:

“I have not left behind me any fitnah (temptation) more harmful to men than women.”

How to deal with Fitnah of Women?

 (1). Having firm faith in ALLAAH:

 Faith in Allaah and fear of Allaah provide a safety valve and protect a person against committing haraam actions and following his own whims and desires.

 (2). Lowering the Gaze:

 The gaze can generate bad thoughts in the heart, which then lead to ideas and then to desires, then to will and resolve, and then inevitably to doing Haraam things. And this is why Allaah has asked men to lower their gaze:

“Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze…” [al-Quran, Surah: 24, Ayah: 30]

 (3). Warding off evil Thoughts:

 Bad thoughts pose a danger to the heart. If a person dwells on them and does not push them away, they will develop into an idea, then into will and resolve, then this will inevitably lead to Haraam actions.

 (4). Marriage:

It was narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood {RA} said: The Prophet {Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam} said:

“O young men, whoever among you can afford it, let him get married, and whoever cannot, let him fast, for it will be a shield for him.”

[Sahih Bukhaari: 5065]

 (5). Fasting for those who cannot afford to get Married:

Muhammad {Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam} said: 

“…and whoever cannot, let him fast, for it will be a shield for him.”

[Sahih Bukhaari: 5065]

(6). Avoiding bad Companions:

 Prophet {Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam} said:

“A man will follow the way of his close friends, so let each one of you look at who he takes as a close friend.”

[Abu Dawood: 8433]

 (7). Staying away from places of Temptation:

 It is obvious that we are living in a society that is filled with temptation – media of all types, magazines, flirting in the marketplaces, satellite TV, the internet, etc… So you have to flee from all of these in order to keep your religious commitment sound.

 We ask Allaah to help us to avoid temptation, both obvious and hidden. All praise is due to Allaah {Subhanahu wa Ta’ala} and may peace and blessing of Allaah be upon His Messenger Muhammad {Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam}, his family, his companions {RA} and his true followers.

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