Lower your Gaze! ~ Moulana Naeem Motala Saheb DB

In the closing verses of Surah Furqaan, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala has mentioned and awarded the title of  ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ (True Slaves of Allah) to His honourable and favoured servants. There are ’12 Qualities’ displayed by these bondsmen which will indeed gain them unique honour in the Court of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala …

In a two part discussion, extracted from this series, Moulana Naeem Motala Saheb DB explains in depth on the ‘Effects and Harms of Zina’

Zina is an epidemic! … It is a plague! … It is a disease which is common today … Many people (to some degree), are suffering from this Bemari (sickness). We are living in such an environment, the moment we come out of the Musjid we are attracted towards Haraam … Go on to the computer we are attracted … Whilst driving there are huge billboards … Cellphones, we’ve got a problem!
A person who indulges in Zina (fornication), his life will be restless. He will be suffering a ‘turbulence in his heart’… All the time, he is afraid he must not get caught out! Sleep disappears, there is no enjoyment in his food, he is restless, he gains no concentration nor enjoyment in his Salaat … His mind is somewhere else … His gaze is somewhere else … His thoughts are somewhere else…
Allah takes away the sweetness of Imaan from his heart!
Allah takes away the sweetness of Ibadat from his heart!
Allah takes away the Noor from his face!
Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala has created man with Ishq (love) in our hearts. There is no exit for those lust, passions and desires if we try and adopt those paths and methods which are contrary to Shariah. Ishq (love) is a very valuable asset! Instead of using this love for illicit relationships and Haraam woman or men, we should channel it towards Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. This Ishq (love) is similar to petrol. The more petrol an aircraft has, the faster it will fly and the quicker it will reach its destination! … BUT the ‘Qiblah’ must be correct  …The direction must be right! … If the Qiblah is towards ‘Laila’ (illicit beloveds), we’re not going to get anywhere … The Qiblah has to be towards ‘Maula’ (Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) ……. If one ponders and reflects over the root cause of this Bemari (sickness), it is Badd’ Nazri (Casting Lustful Glances). When a person does not cast lustful glances, he will make ‘rapid spiritual progress’ and he will reach Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala very quickly!
When Shaytaan brings the sweetmeats of all these Haraam relationships … why do we accept it so readily? 

It is mentioned in a Hadeeth-e-Qudsi : ” Casting lustful glances is a poisonous arrow of the arrows of Shaytaan. Whosoever abandons it, out of my fear, I will replace him with such an Imaan the sweetness of which he will enjoy in his heart”

Shaytaan wants to see you spiritually dead! This heart of yours which is enjoying the Noor of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, the Noor of Ibadat, Tilawat, Zikr, will become like a corpse! A dead body! Allah says, whoever restrains himself and does not become a victim of the poisonous arrow of Shaytaan … I will replace him with such Imaan … the ‘Sweetness’ of which he will enjoy!

Shaytaan will bring back the reels of the past

If a person is caught up in these illicit relationships, the first thing he should do is make sincere Taubah! … Pure genuine sincere Taubah (Taubah tun Nasooha) … Whoever wants to be forgiven must have a firm intention to leave these sins (feel Nadamat-Regret) and make a firm decision never to commit these sins again.… ‘Oh Allah, I am feeling ashamed of myself!’ … Turn to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala sincerely and cry over your sins …

Taubah is a conveyance that takes a person from the ‘Farsh’ (earth) to the ‘Arsh’ (throne) of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala … Sins take a person far away from Allah … Taubah brings him close to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala

‘Remedies of Zina’

• Make sincere Taubah and Istighfaar …
• Make the Zikr of Allah … when we say La ilaha illallah, we should remove from our hearts all the Haraam pictures, faces and relationships …
• Make Muraqabah … Meditate about Mauth (Death – The destroyer of Pleasures) …

Let us remember that all the beauty of this world will perish one day … but the beauty of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala remains …

Ibaad ur Rahmaan ~ The True Slaves of Allah ~ Moulana Naeem Motala SB



And the slaves of the Rahman are those who walk on the earth humbly and when the ignorant people speak to them, they reply peacefully, [63] and those who pass the night prostrating and standing before their Lord, [64] and those who say, “Our Lord, avert from us the punishment of Jahannam; indeed, its punishment is a persisting affliction. [65] Indeed, evil it is as an abode and a place to dwell in [66] – and those who, when they spend, are neither extravagant nor miserly, and it (i.e. their spending) is moderate in between (the two extremes) [67] – and those who do not invoke any other god along with Allah, and do not kill a person whom Allah has given sanctity, except rightfully, nor do they fornicate; and whoever does it, shall face the recompense of his sin, [68] the punishment will be doubled for him and he will remain there disdained, for ever, [69] except the one who repents and believes and does good deeds, then Allah will change the bad deeds of such people into good ones, and Allah is Most-Forgiving, Very-Merciful. [70] And whoever repents and does righteous deeds turns to Allah truly [71] – and those who do not witness falsehood, and when they pass by the absurd things, Pass by with dignity [72] and those who, when they are reminded of the verses of their Lord, do not fall at them as deaf and blind ones [73] – and those who say, “Our Lord, Give us, from our spouses and our children, coolness of eyes and make us heads of the God-fearing. [74] ~ Surah Furqaan : Verses 63~74


In these closing verses of Surah Furqaan, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala has mentioned and awarded the title of ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ (True Slaves of Allah) to His honourable and favoured servants. 

In an excellent ‘series’ of discussions and commentary, Moulana Naeem Motala SB, explains in depth and elaborates on the ’12 Qualities’ displayed by these bondsmen which will indeed gain them unique honour in the Court of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala …


The First Quality

Humility | Tawaadhu’

DOWNLOAD HERE (1) ~  ‘Who are ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’? / Humility / Pride



The Second Quality

 Hilm ~ Tolerance ~ ‘Ibaad ur Rahman’ do not entangle themselves in arguments

The Third Quality

Tahajjud Salaah ~ ‘Ibaad ur Rahman’ spend their nights in Sajda and in Ruku

The Fourth Quality

Khauf ~ Fear 

DOWNLOAD HERE (2) ~ Tahajjud Salaah / Virtues and Benefits / Ignorant People and How to respond? / Spending in moderation



The Fifth Quality

Moderation ~ ‘Ibaad ur Rahman’ spend in moderation and are not miserly

DOWNLOAD HERE (3) ~ Spending in moderation



The Sixth Quality

Tauheed ~ Oneness of Allah ~Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not associate partners (shirk) with Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala

The Seventh Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not kill anyone unjustly  |  ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not commit Zinna (fornication)

DOWNLOAD HERE (4) ~ Do not associate partners (shirk) with Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala / Do not kill anyone unjustly / Effects and Harms of Zinna (Fornication)



The Eighth Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not commit Zinna (fornication)

DOWNLOAD HERE (5) ~ Effects and Harms of Zinna (Fornication) / Taubah (Repentance) / Repent and Return to Allah (Rujoo’ilallah)



The Ninth Quality  ~ Repentance (Taubah)

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ repent and turn to Allah (Rujoo’ilallah)

The Tenth Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not give false testimony

The Eleventh Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not engage themselves in any futile activities and they do not turn a deaf ear or a blind eye to Ayats of Qur’aan and Hadith

DOWNLOAD HERE (6) ~ Taubah (Repentance)/ Righteous Deeds / Huqooq-ul-Ibad / Frivolous Pursuits



The Twelfth Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ make Du’aa on behalf of their progeny (wives and children)

DOWNLOAD HERE (7) ~ Du’aa on behalf of offspring and oneself / Tarbiyat of Children / Rights of a Child / Effects and Harms of Incorrect Upbringing



Summary of Qualities of  ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’

DOWNLOAD HERE (8) ~  Description of Jannah prepared for the ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ / Steadfastness on the Ibaadat of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala / Three types of Sabr / Nafs and Shaytaan



Believers are Brothers ~ Moulana Naeem Motala Saheb DB

بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اَللّهُِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم

Lessons from Surah Hujurat

Excerpts taken from a ‘Weekly Majlis Program’ :

This a Surah of Akhlaaq discussing Social Etiquette …

Believers are all brothers…Islam brought them together and bonded them…The Aus and Khazraj tribes living in Madinah were always at loggerheads with each other. Islam united and cemented their relationship. However, there were a few occasions when their pre-Islamic enmity would be ignited and they would begin to quarrel. Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam would cause peace between them again.

Indeed, Allah loves those who act justly ~ Surah Al-Ĥujurāt 49:9

Don’t have Jealousy for one another … Don’t be Envious … Don’t harbor Malice … Don’t Oppress the other … Don’t turn your backs to the other … Don’t mock and ridicule one another … Don’t make Gheebat … Don’t Backbite … Don’t be Suspicious … Don’t find faults with one another …

Be the Servants of Allah as Brothers ….

Our entire lives are centered around these immoral traits. We should try and curb these evil tendencies of our heart.  If somebody dishonors your brother then it is your duty to stand up and defend him. We tend to ‘enjoy’ those few moments when a person is being spoken ill of! There are various virtues and blessings for that person who defends the honor of his muslim brother or sister. May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala protect us. If we make a mistake and we plunge into the abyss of Haraam, filth, evil and vice … The doors of Taubah (repentance) are open! … We should make amends if we have usurped anyones rights and ask the person for forgiveness …

What is Gheebat? What is Slander? ~  Download Explanation Here