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Arrows of the Eyes

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All praise be to Allah, The Lord of all the worlds, and peace and blessings of Allah be upon the most Honored of messengers our Prophet Muhammad and all his family and companions…

One of the most dangerous ordeals suffered by the believers, in general, and youth in particular, most particularly unmarried ones; is the sight affliction. It is found everywhere: in the market places, in the hospital, in the plane, and even in the holy places. This affliction is most obvious in the widespread papers and magazines – found in markets and stores – which contain pictures of the charming tempting women who are being used to promote some merchandise.

This affliction has reached alarming proportion after the emergence of the so-called live broadcasting. Satellites receive the seducing pictures and the low-level sex movies; which increased the attachment of weak hearts to them, and the indulgence of the weak believers in watching them.

The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, has said: “After me I have not left any affliction more harmful to men than women.” [Agreed upon]

»ما تركت بعدي فتنة أضر على الرجال من النساء«متفق عليه

And he, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, has said: “Life is sweet, and Allah has made you successors on the earth; so that He may see how you act. So, beware of the worldly life and beware of women. The first affliction of the children of Israel was in women.” [Reported by Muslim]

»إن الدنيا حلوة خضرة . وإن الله مستخلفكم فيها . فينظر كيف تعملون . فاتقوا الدنيا واتقوا النساء . فإن أول فتنة بني إسرائيل كانت في النساء«رواه مسلم

To your hands blessed brother, I present some pieces of advice to help you overcome this affliction.

1- Remembering the reported texts about ordering to lower the gaze and forbidding it from seeking the prohibited. Allah Almighty has said: {Tell the believing men to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts). That is purer for them. Verily, Allâh is All-Aware of what they do.} [An-Noor 24:30]

{قُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَغُضُّوا۟ مِنْ أَبْصَـٰرِهِمْ وَيَحْفَظُوا۟ فُرُوجَهُمْ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ أَزْكَىٰ لَهُمْ ۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّـهَ خَبِيرٌۢ بِمَا يَصْنَعُونَ} النور: 30

Transliteration: Qul lilmumineena yaghuddoo min absarihum wayahfathoo furoojahum thalika azka lahum inna Allaha khabeerun bima yasnaAAoona

And the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, has said: “Allah has written for the son of Adam his share of adultery which he commits inevitably. The adultery of the eyes is the sight (to gaze at a forbidden thing), the adultery of the tongue is the talk, and the inner self wishes and desires and the private parts testify all this or deny it.” [Agreed upon]

»إن الله كتب على ابن آدم حظه من الزنا ، أدرك ذلك لا محالة ، فزنا العين النظر ، وزنا اللسان المنطق ، والنفس تتمنى وتشتهي ، والفرج يصدق ذلك كله أو يكذبه« متفق عليه

Jarîr ibn Abdullah said: I asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, about the sudden glance (that is cast) on the face (of a non-Mahram); he said:” Turn your gaze away.” [Reported by Muslim and Abu Dawûd]

»سألت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عن نظر الفجاءة، فأمرني أن أصرف بصري«رواه مسلم وأبو داود

He, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, has said: “O Ali, do not give a second look, (because) while you are not to blame for the first, you have no right to the second.” [Reported by At-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawûd, and made good by At-Tirmidhi and Al-Albâni.]

»يا علي لا تتبع النظرة النظرة ، فإن لك الأولى ، وليس لك الآخرة«رواه الترمذي وأبو داود وحسنه الترمذي والألباني

What is meant by the first look is the one which is cast unintentionally.

2- Seeking the help of Allah Almighty, and keeping on asking Him to protect you from this turmoil and to guard you against it. In a Divine Hadith, reported by Muslim: “O, my servants. All of you are straying except for those I guide. So, seek my guidance and I will guide you.”

»كلكم ضال إلا من هديته . فاستهدوني أهدكم«رواه مسلم

The Almighty has said: {And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright.} [Al-Baqarah 2:186]

{وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِى عَنِّى فَإِنِّى قَرِيبٌ ۖ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ ٱلدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ ۖ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُوا۟ لِى وَلْيُؤْمِنُوا۟ بِى لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْشُدُونَ} البقرة: 186

Transliteration: Waitha saalaka AAibadee AAannee fainnee qareebun ojeebu daAAwata alddaAAi itha daAAani falyastajeeboo lee walyuminoo bee laAAallahum yarshudoona

From the invocations of the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, is: “O My Lord, give us a share of your fear (piety) that comes in between us and committing your disobediences.” [Reported and made good by At-Tirmidhi].

»اللهم اقسم لنا من خشيتك ما يحول بيننا وبين معاصيك«حسنه الترمذي

The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, has guided one of his companions to say this invocation: “O My Lord I seek Your refuge from the evil of my hearing, from the evil of my sight, from the evil of my tongue, from the evil of my heart, and from the evil of my sperms” (meaning his private parts). [Reported and made good by At-Tirmidhi].

»اللهم إني أعوذ بك من شر سمعي ومن شر بصري ومن شر لساني ومن شر قلبي ومن شر منيي يعني فرجه« حسنه الترمذي

Arrows of the Eyes 23- To know that you have no choice or option in this, no matter what the conditions and the circumstances are. Gaze must be lowered off the prohibited in all places, times, and circumstances. You should not give yourself the excuse of the corrupted reality; nor should you justify your steps by the existence of the affliction inducers. Allah Almighty has said: {It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allâh and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allâh and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed into a plain error.} [Al-Ahzaab 33:36]

{وَمَا كَانَ لِمُؤْمِنٍ وَلَا مُؤْمِنَةٍ إِذَا قَضَى ٱللَّـهُ وَرَسُولُهُۥٓ أَمْرًا أَن يَكُونَ لَهُمُ ٱلْخِيَرَةُ مِنْ أَمْرِهِمْ ۗ وَمَن يَعْصِ ٱللَّـهَ وَرَسُولَهُۥ فَقَدْ ضَلَّ ضَلَـٰلًا مُّبِينًا} الأحزاب: 36

Transliteration: Wama kana limuminin wala muminatin itha qada Allahu warasooluhu amran an yakoona lahumu alkhiyaratu min amrihim waman yaAAsi Allaha warasoolahu faqad dalla dalalan mubeenan

4- Remember that Allah is watching you, knows you; so that you may fear Him and feel ashamed before Him. Allah Almighty has said: {And indeed We have created man, and We know what his ownself whispers to him. And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein (by Our Knowledge).} [Qaaf 50:16]

{وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا ٱلْإِنسَـٰنَ وَنَعْلَمُ مَا تُوَسْوِسُ بِهِۦ نَفْسُهُۥ ۖ وَنَحْنُ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ حَبْلِ ٱلْوَرِيدِ} ق: 16

Transliteration: Walaqad khalaqna alinsana wanaAAlamu ma tuwaswisu bihi nafsuhu wanahnu aqrabu ilayhi min habli alwareedi

And He has also said: {Allâh knows the fraud of the eyes, and all that the breasts conceal.} [Ghafir 40:19]

{عْلَمُ خَآئِنَةَ ٱلْأَعْيُنِ وَمَا تُخْفِى ٱلصُّدُورُ} غافر: 19

Transliteration: YaAAlamu khainata alaAAyuni wama tukhfee alssudooru

The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, has said: “I recommend you to be ashamed from Allah, as you feel ashamed from the righteous man in your people.” [Reported by Al-Hassan ibn Sufiân and Ahmed in Asceticism, made authentic by Al-Albâni]

»أوصيك أن تستحي من الله تعالى ، كما تستحي من الرجل الصالح من قومك« رواه الحسن بن سفيان واحمد في الزهد وصححه الألباني

So feel ashamed from Allah and do not make Him the easiest of your watchers.

5- Remember that your eyes bear witness against you. Allah Almighty has said: {Till, when they reach it (Hell-fire), their hearing (ears) and their eyes, and their skins will testify against them as to what they used to do.} [Fussilat 41:20]

{حَتَّىٰٓ إِذَا مَا جَآءُوهَا شَهِدَ عَلَيْهِمْ سَمْعُهُمْ وَأَبْصَـٰرُهُمْ وَجُلُودُهُم بِمَا كَانُوا۟ يَعْمَلُونَ} فصلت: 20

Transliteration: Hatta itha ma jaooha shahida AAalayhim samAAuhum waabsaruhum wajulooduhum bima kanoo yaAAmaloona

In Sahih Muslim, from Anas, he said: “We were in the company of Allah’s Messenger, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, that he smiled and said: Do you know why I laughed? We said: Allah and His Messenger know best. Thereupon he said: It was because of the (fact that there came to my mind the) talk which the slave of Allah would have with his Lord (on the Day of Judgment). He would say: My Lord, have you not guaranteed me protection against injustice? He would say: Yes. Then the slave of Allah would say: I do not deem valid any witness against me but my own self, and He would say: Well, enough would be the witness of yourself against you and that of the two angels who had been appointed to record your deeds. Then the seal would be set upon his mouth and it would be said to his limbs (hands, feet, eyes, ears…) to speak and they would speak of his deeds. Then the mouth would be made free to talk, he would say (to the hands and feet): Be away, let there be curse of Allah upon you. It was for your safety that I was contending.”

»كنا عند رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فضحك فقال:هل تدرون مما أضحك ؟،قال قلنا: الله ورسوله أعلم . قال: من مخاطبة العبد ربه . يقول: يا رب ! ألم تجرني من الظلم ؟ قال يقول: بلى . قال فيقول: فإني لا أجيز على نفسي إلا شاهدا مني . قال فيقول: كفى بنفسك اليوم عليك شهيدا . وبالكرام الكاتبين شهودا . قال فيختم على فيه . فيقال لأركانه: انطقي . قال فتنطق بأعماله . قال ثم يخلى بينه وبين الكلام . قال فيقول: بعدا لكن وسحقا . فعنكن كنت أناضل«رواه مسلم

So recognize that your eye that you wanted to give pleasure out of the forbidden will bear witness against you on the Day of Resurrection. So, keep it off the prohibited.

6- Remember the angels that record your deeds. Allah Almighty has said: {Not a word does he (or she) utter but there is a watcher by him ready (to record it)} [Qaaf 50:18],

{مَّا يَلْفِظُ مِن قَوْلٍ إِلَّا لَدَيْهِ رَقِيبٌ عَتِيدٌ} ق: 18

Transliteration: Ma yalfithu min qawlin illa ladayhi raqeebun AAateedun

And He has also said: {But verily, over you (are appointed angels in charge of mankind) to watch you, (10) Kirâman (Honourable) Kâtibîn writing down (your deeds), (11) They know all that you do}.

{وَإِنَّ عَلَيْكُمْ لَحَـٰفِظِينَ ﴿١٠﴾ كِرَامًا كَـٰتِبِينَ ﴿١١﴾ يَعْلَمُونَ مَا تَفْعَلُونَ} الإنفطار: 10-12

Transliteration: Wainna AAalaykum lahafitheena (10) Kiraman katibeena (11) YaAAlamoona ma tafAAaloona

7- Remember the witness of the earth on which you commit sins. Allah Almighty has said: {That Day it will declare its information (about all that happened over it of good or evil).} [Az-Zalzala 99:4]

{يَوْمَئِذٍ تُحَدِّثُ أَخْبَارَهَا} الزلزلة: 4

Transliteration: Yawmaithin tuhaddithu akhbaraha

The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, has explained: “its information means that it bears witness against every slave of Allah of what he had done on its surface, as it says: he did so and so on the day of so and so”. [Reported by At-Tirmidhi and he said that it is good and authentic].

»تشهد على كل عبد وأمة بما عمل على ظهرها ، تقول : عمل يوم كذا ، كذا وكذا«حسن صحيح الترمذي

8- Performing a lot of the optional worships. Performing more optional worships combined with obligatory ones is a reason for the protection of Allah to the senses of the slave, as in the Divine Hadith in which The Almighty has said: “Whoever antagonize one of my Auliyâ’ (i.e. those who believe in the Oneness of Allâh and fear Allâh much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which he has forbidden), and love Allâh much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)); then I will declare war against him. My slave will not approach me by anything more favorable for me than that I have enjoined on him. And my slave keeps approaching me by optional worships till I love him. And if I love him I will be his hearing with which he hears, and his sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he fights, and his foot with which he walks. If he asks me I will give him and if he asks my refuge I will give him refuge.” [Reported by Al-Bukhâri]

»إن الله قال : من عادى لي وليا فقد آذنته بالحرب ، وما تقرب إلي عبدي بشيء أحب إلي مما افترضت عليه ، وما يزال عبدي يتقرب إلي بالنوافل حتى أحبه ، فإذا أحببته : كنت سمعه الذي يسمع به ، وبصره الذي يبصر به ، ويده التي يبطش بها ، ورجله التي يمشي بها ، وإن سألني لأعطينه ، ولئن استعاذني لأعيذنه« رواه البخاري

Ibn Rajab wrote in “Gâmea El-‘Ulûm Wal-Hikam (the Collection of Knowledge and wisdom): this means that who works hard in approaching Allah with obligatory and then optional acts of worships, Allah makes him nearer, and promotes him from the rank of believing to the rank of Al-Ihsân (i.e. to be patient in performing your duties to Allah, totally for Allah’s sake and in accordance with the Sunnah (legal ways) of the Prophet (peace be upon him) in a perfect manner). So, he worships Allah feeling His presence and monitoring as if he sees Allah watching him; which fills his heart with the knowledge of Allah, His love, glory, fear, reverence and joviality and longing for Him till the knowledge in his heart turns into seeing with the eye of insight. When the heart is full with the glory of Allah, this heart deletes everything else, and the slave of Allah has no will or desire but what his Lord wants. By then, he only speaks of His remembrance, and moves with His orders. If he speaks; he speaks with Allah. If he hears; he hears with Him, if he sees; he sees with Him, and if he ravages; he ravages with Him.”

9- Remember the benefits and the fruits of lowering the gaze. Ibn Al-Qayyim mentioned a number of benefits in Al-Jawâb Al-Kâfi (the Sufficient Answer). Here are some of them in brief:

· It is submission to the orders of Allah almighty, which is the ultimate happiness for the slave of Allah in this life and the Hereafter.

· It prevents the impact of the poisoned arrow (the gaze) – which could destroy him – to his heart.

· It leaves joviality with Allah in the heart, and ties it; as letting it go distracts the heart.

· It blocks the Devil’s entrance to the heart. The Devil enters with sight faster than air in a space.

· There is a path between the eye and the heart, which makes one reformed by the reform of the other and destroyed by the destruction of the other.

· It opens the ways of knowledge and facilitates its means, because of the light of the heart. If the heart is illuminated the facts of knowledge are uncovered to him and he moves from one to another. Whoever raises his gaze, his heart grieves and darkens, and the gate and paths of knowledge are blocked before him.

· It relieves the pain of regret from the heart. He who raises his gaze, his regret lasts. The most noxious thing to the heart is raising the gaze, as man desires what he sees; which he cannot be patient about getting it nor can he obtain it, and this is the ultimate pain.

· It implants joy, happiness and ease, more than the joy and happiness of gazing, in his heart. This is due to his overcoming his enemy by disobeying his own lusts and wishes, and when he stops his desires for Allah – including the desires of the wrong-ordering soul- Allah will compensate him with a more perfect joy.

· It frees the heart from the captivity of lustrous desire. The prisoner is captured by his desire, as it was told: he is a prisoner; however he seems to the eyes as if he were free.

· It frees the heart from the intoxication of lust and the slumber of heedlessness. Raising the gaze leads to the heedlessness from Allah and the Hereafter, it leads to the intoxication of ardent passion which is more intoxicating than liquor.

· It leads to safety from Al-Fâhishah (evil, great sin, every kind of unlawful sexual intercourse, adultery, sodomy) because gazing is the way to it.

· It leads to the safety from punishment in the hereafter as a consequence of prohibited gazing. As was mentioned before, the adultery of the eyes is gazing (to prohibited things).

10- Striving with one’s soul and making it accustomed to lowering the gaze, doing this with patience, and staying off despair. Allah Almighty has said: {As for those who strive hard in Us (Our Cause), We will surely guide them to Our Paths (i.e. Allâh’s religion – Islâmic Monotheism)} [Al-Ankaboot 29:69]

{وَٱلَّذِينَ جَـٰهَدُوا۟ فِينَا لَنَهْدِيَنَّهُمْ سُبُلَنَا} العنكبوت: 69

Transliteration: Waallatheena jahadoo feena lanahdiyannahum subulana

The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, has said: “Whoever bears patience, Allah will bestow patience upon him.” [Reported by Al-Bukhâri, under a section named: Patience on Allah’s Prohibited Things]

»ومن يتصبر يصبره الله«رواه البخاري

Another Hadith reported and authenticated by Al-Albani that the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, has said: “victory comes from patience.”

»النصر مع الصبر« صححه الألباني

If your soul gets used to lowering the gaze, it becomes easier for it; man is overcome by habit and is tamed by persistence.

11- Trying some physical means, such as:
• Avoiding places where the affliction of gazing is feared, if it is not indispensable; even if you lose some benefits that are not comparable to the benefits of safety from the affliction of gazing. For example, if there is a place located between your house and your place of work or school, in which you fear affliction, leave it and take another route even if it is longer so that your heart may be safe from the sedition. Also, stop watching series and movies for entertainment and spending leisure time, and do not find excuses for getting near the places of sedition on the pretext of keeping up with news and being informed of the facts. Information is the head of the nail, as mentioned by one of our Sheikhs – May Allah protect him. Also, beware of traveling to infidel countries or places of depravity so that you will not expose yourself to affliction.

• Stay away from irrelevant curious looks, by looking where you walk and stop turning around: right and left or behind. If one is curious he will certainly find something prohibited to gaze at, if he is accustomed not to get curious then he gets safe.

• Also, if one needs a certain magazine, he should not go to stores where anything and everything is being shown. Instead he should go to specialized stores, or -if necessary- ask the storekeeper and does not look for what he needs by himself so as not to expose himself to looking at prohibited pictures.

• And, if one sees the shadow of a woman or what seems like that he fears of temptation; he should turn his gaze away from it and does not stare in order not to fall into sedition.

12- Marriage is one of the best medicines in healing this disease. The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, has said: “O young men, those among you who can support a wife should marry, for it restrains eyes from casting (evil glances) and protects the private parts from adultery; but those who cannot should keep on fasting for it is a means of controlling sexual desire.” [Agreed upon]

»يا معشر الشباب ! من استطاع منكم الباءة فليتزوج . فإنه أغض للبصر ، وأحصن للفرج . ومن لم يستطع فعليه بالصوم . فإنه له وجاء« متفق عليه

Marriage has many benefits

• It is submitting to the decree. In submission there is happiness in this worldly life and in the Hereafter.

• It restrains the eyes from casting (evil glances) and protects the private parts from adultery, as mentioned in the previous Hadith.

• It supplements one half of the religion, as the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, has said: “when the slave of Allah marries, half of his religion is supplemented; so let him fear Allah in the remaining half.” [Reported by Al-Baihaqi from the Hadith of Anas, and considered good by Al-Albâni].

»إذا تزوج العبد ؛ فقد استكمل نصف الدين ، فليتق الله في النصف الباقي« رواه البيهقي وحسنه الألباني

• It is repose and stability, as Allah Almighty has said: {And among His Signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy.} [Ar-Room 30:21]

{وَمِنْ ءَايَـٰتِهِۦٓ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَٰجًا لِّتَسْكُنُوٓا۟ إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُم مَّوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً} الروم: 21

Transliteration: Wamin ayatihi an khalaqa lakum min anfusikum azwajan litaskunoo ilayha wajaAAala baynakum mawaddatan warahmatan

This repose and stability helps one to perform his acts of worship and practice his worldly and religious activities with comfort and dedication, so that he performs better and more than others (unmarried persons).

13- To remember that every bounty from Allah must be praised by what is due thanks. The bounty of sight is praised by using one’s eyes in what is legitimate and to keep it off the prohibited. If one lets it in the prohibited, then one did not give the praise for this bounty and denied it.

14- Increasing remembering Allah. It is a protection and shield from the Devil. In the Hadith narrated by Al-Hârith Al-Ash’ari: “And I command you to remember Allah, for it is like a man whom the enemy has followed consistently till he has come to a fortress where he has protected himself from them. This is the condition of the slave of Allah; he only protects himself from the Devil by remembering Allah.” [Reported by At-Tirmidhi, and said: it is good and authentic].

»و آمركم أن تذكروا الله ، فإن مثل ذلك كمثل رجل خرج العدو في إثره سراعا ، حتى إذا أتى على حصن حصين فأحرز نفسه منهم ، كذلك العبد ، لا يحرز نفسه من الشيطان إلا بذكر الله« رواه الترمذي وقال حسن صحيح

So, keep remembering Allah’s praises all the time. Persist on the praises of day and evening, and all the praises related to certain times and places. Do it more in times of affliction to drive the devil away and protect yourself against him. Also, the soul gets busy with remembrance so it does not raise the gaze. On the same line, remembering Allah reminds the slave of Allah of His Lord and he becomes ashamed and afraid of his Lord to cast the gaze.

15- To help lower the gaze, one must know that persisting on gazing will keep him off his legitimate wives. The Devil adorns the Arrows of the Eyes 3prohibited and arouses one’s dislike for the legitimate, and changes the image in the eyes of the viewer to make it look better.

16- Remember the Hûr (fair females) with wide, lovely eyes (as wives for the pious), to help you become patient in not asking for the prohibited; to get their reunion. The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, has said: “if a woman from paradise appeared to the people of the earth, she would fill the space between Heaven and the earth with light and pleasant scent and her head cover is better than the world and whatever is in it.” [Reported by Al-Bukhâri]

»لو أن امرأة من نساء أهل الجنة اطلعت إلى الأرض لأضاءت ما بينهما ، ولملأت ما بينهما ريحا ، ولنصيفها – يعني الخمار – خير من الدنيا وما فيها«رواه البخاري

Abu Huraira narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, has said: “Every man in paradise will have two wives of the Hûr (fair females) with wide, lovely eyes; the marrow of the bones of the wives’ legs will be seen through the flesh out of excessive beauty.” [Reported by Ahmed, and its origin is in the two Sahih books]

»لكل امرئ منهم زوجتان ، كل واحدة منهما يرى مخ ساقها من وراء لحمها« رواه أحمد وأصله فى الصحيحين

So, he who is patient not to cast his gazie will be compensated by Allah with much better than what he has turned his gaze from. Also, the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, has said: “Whosoever gives up something for the sake of Allah, but that He will compensate him with that which is better than it”. [Reported by Ahmed, and the transmission is authenticated by Al-Albâni]

»إنك لن تدع شيئا لله عز وجل إلا بدلك الله به ما هو خير لك منه« رواه أحمد وصحح سنده الألباني

We ask Allah Almighty to make us see the right as it is, and guide us to follow it; and make us see the evil as it is, and guide us to stay away from it; and to guide us to the Right Path for He is the Most Generous. And peace and blessings of Allah be upon His Prophet, his family and companions.