The Punishment For Not Lowering The Gaze

Once when ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab was circumambulating the Ka’bah, and ‘Ali was circumambulating with him, a man came to ‘Umar and said: “O Amir al-Mu’mineen, settle the score for me with ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib.”

He said: “What is the issue?’

He said: “He slapped me on the eye.”

‘Umar stopped and waited until ‘Ali caught up with him, then he said: “Did you slap this man on the eye, O Abul-Hasan?”

He said: “Yes, O Amir Al-Mu’mineen.”

He said: “Why?”

He said: “Because I saw him staring at Muslim women during tawaaf.”

‘Umar said: “Well done, 0 Abul-Hasan!”

[The Biography Of ‘Alee Ibn Abee Taalib, His Life And Times, By ‘Alee Muhammad As-Sallaabee, p.532]

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