Harm No. 2: Breach of Trust

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The 14 Harms Of Casting Evil Glances
By Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar
Introduction
Harm No. 1: Disobedience of Allah
Harm No. 2: Breach of Trust
Harm No. 3: Curses From Nabi
Harm No. 4: An Action of Stupidity
Harm No. 5: Causes Pain to the Heart
Harm No. 6: Weakness of the Heart
Harm No. 7: Medical Harm
Harm No. 8: Premature Ejaculation
Harm No. 9: Ungratefulness
Harm No. 10: Weakness of Eyesight
Harm No. 11: Distance from Allah Ta’ala
Harm No. 12: Heart Attack
Harm No. 13: Sexual Desires are Aroused
Harm No. 14: Leads to Masturbation
The Cure to Casting Evil Glances

The one who casts evil glances is breaching the trust of Allah Ta'ala. Allah Ta'ala says:


﴿ یعلم خائنة الاعین وما تخفی الصدور ﴾

"He knows the mistrust of the eyes and that which the hearts conceal." [Sura Mumin; Ayat 18, Juz 24]


Allah Ta'ala uses the word خیانة, which means to commit mistrust. This indicates that we are not the owners of our eyes rather we have been entrusted with them. This is the reason why suicide is forbidden, because we are not owners of our bodies. Allah Ta'ala has entrusted us with our bodies. Since they are a trust from Allah Ta'ala, to use it against His pleasure, to harm it or to put an end to it is forbidden. If we were owners of our bodies then perhaps we would have the right to use them the way we desire. By not giving us the choice and freedom to utilize our bodies, the way we desire is the proof that this is a trust from Allah Ta'ala. To embezzle this trust of Allah Ta'ala is a great crime. The one who casts evil glances is breaching and embezzling the trust of sight which Allah Ta'ala has granted him. The breacher of this trust cannot become the friend of Allah Ta'ala. How beautifully a poet has said:


نظر کے چور کے سر پر نہیں ہے تاج ولایت

جو متقی نہیں ہوتا اسے ولی نہیں کہتے

The "thief of sight" can never have the crown of friendship placed upon his head

He who is not a Muttaqi, is not a Wali


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