By: Iftikhar Islam
In today’s era, our cohort of teens and youngsters is marching towards lewd things - Open or Secret. The pornographic industry has become a house hold fame of young minds. It is the main reason which spoils the mind set of our youth. Almost every home has internet connection and privacy too and the friend circle and discussion gives an added advantage for our youth to stride towards this industry but beware… this is not the only reason why youths are addicted to this industry.
If you are in late 20’s and early 30’s and not yet married, even then there are soaring chances of getting caught up in pornographies. Youths are even geared up to pay for watching absurd things which Almighty Allah prohibits. Most of them, on the face of it, look very religious, pious, and even try to spread Quranic teachings and Sunnah, but unfortunately they fail to peep into their own selves! The Almighty Allah commands us not to spread something which we do not practice ourselves.
How rightly Allah commands us and says: “Leave (O mankind, all kinds of) sin, open and secret. Verily, those who commit sin will get due recompense for that which they used to commit.” (Quran 6:120) Allah watches on all our activities. Further Allah orders and commands Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to say: “In fact, my Lord has forbidden all kinds of lewd and obscene acts whether committed openly or in secret: (all sorts of) sins and wrongful oppressions, associating anything (or anyone) with Allah for which He has revealed no sanction, and attributing to Allah that about which you know nothing.” (Quran 7:33) In this verse Allah has first pointed out ‘lewd and obscene’ acts, also stressed on committing open or secret, and then he goes on to Shirk and we know Shirk is a very major Crime yet Allah (swt) stressed on obscene act first and then goes on to ‘associating partners’.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “O young people! Whoever among you is able to marry, should marry, and whoever is not able to marry, is recommended to fast, as fasting diminishes his sexual power. ” [Saheeh Bukhari] Islam is the way of life and presents solution to the problems. And we, like hypocrites, present Islam to others before taking a close look into our own self. The Prophet said: “Salah abstains you from shameful acts” Do we offer regular salah? If yes, what is its state? First of all we are proud of our profession and even leave our obligatory acts behind, under the beautiful title of being professional.
My Brothers and sisters, your professional degrees have no value in the sight of Allah. If we are not a practicing Muslim, Allah is not in need of us. We say like hypocrites “Islam gives solution to all problems” and when it comes to our own problem we run away.
Remember... Salah is the main solution to this problem. If we are regular in offering salah and yet involved in these ‘fahash’ (obscenity), then we must check up with our Salah, it may lack the basic conditions. Salah keeps you cool and forms a shield against obscenity. Allah says: “Recite what is sent of the Book by inspiration to you (O Muhammad, peace be upon him), and establish regular Prayer: for Prayer restrains from shameful and unjust deeds; and remembrance of God is the greatest (thing in life) without doubt. And Allah knows the (deeds) that you do.” [Al Quran 29:45] You will be well mannered Insha’Allah and utilize your time in a productive way.
Fasting also diminishes sexual power. But does our fasting work on us? We have to check up with our fasting intentions too. We only fast in the month of Ramadhaan, we leave all other fasting and give value to it alone. The fasting of Muharram, Shawwaal, etc. also has great benefit.
But when you have the means to get married you have to get married. Marriage is the only strong solution to this problem. Prophet (peace be upon him said) “An Nikahu min Sunnati…” Marriage is my Way “Faman ragheeba an Sunnati falaisa minni” And whoever forsake my way is not from us… If you get married you complete half your deen. This shows the importance of marriage in human life. It is marriage which keeps us away from all these kinds of obscenity.
The blame also goes on parents; it is their duty to get their child married – whether male or female. Behind the “beautiful” screen of education, parents delay their children’s marriage years after years and hope their child is very religious and cannot fall into this trap of Satan. They fail to realize that their child has already fallen into this trap in some or the other way.
Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest.
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Iftikhar Islam is the Administrator-Founder of Passionate Writers and GPRF, incredible author best known for collaborating management strategies with Islamic knowledge for an all-round Islamic development as required in the 21st century. He holds a Post Graduate Degree in Business Management from prestigious IIPM School of Business & Economy, and an ardent of Islamic Studies, Media and Law. | Know More |
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