Control the Traffic of Thoughts
by, 06-06-2012 at 09:32 PM (1099 Views)
Going to schools, colleges, universities etc. involves seeing many thing which leads to Shahawaat (Evil) regarding thoughts. It is understandable that these thoughts and desires appear after seeing something which we desire however it does not mean that we lose our Imaan for it by fantasising about it and taking action on it. This is not something we should do. We have been given a boundary and we must make sure we remain within this boundary of the Shariíah.
We are responsible for the thoughts which we bring in ourselves. Our Mashaikh say our mind is like a roundabout where there is a police man directing the traffic which comes towards the roundabout. He directs the traffic so that there is no traffic jam. As long as the traffic is coming and going its fine, the policeman is doing his job. As soon as there is a traffic jam it shows that the policeman is not doing his job.
When Shaytaan and nafs inspire these thoughts into our minds, thoughts may come but our job is to let them go . We are answerable to Allah for thoughts we bring ourselves. We have to struggle and work on our heart otherwise there is no limit to the thoughts and the desires of the nafs. All that is required of us is to control those thoughts and desires and this can only come with Taqwa (Fear of Allah Ta'ala) and with the purification of the heart. Once the heart is purified even a young person will be able to control his thoughts and desires.
Shaykh Tauqeer Chaoudhary (The Purification Series)
Link taken from this thread by Sinful_Brother: http://www.sunniforum.com/forum/show...udhary-(Dubai)