Amazed Why Some Are So Ignorant of What May Lead Mankind to Behaviour That Is Not Even Befitting Animals?!
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Allaah (The Most High) said:
أَفَرَأَيْتَ مَنِ اتَّخَذَ إِلَٰهَهُ هَوَاهُ وَأَضَلَّهُ اللَّهُ عَلَىٰ عِلْمٍ وَخَتَمَ عَلَىٰ سَمْعِهِ وَقَلْبِهِ وَجَعَلَ عَلَىٰ بَصَرِهِ غِشَاوَةً فَمَنْ يَهْدِيهِ مِنْ بَعْدِ اللَّهِ ۚ أَفَلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ
”Have you seen him who takes his own lust (vain desires) as his ilah (god), and Allah knowing (him as such), left him astray, and sealed his hearing and his heart, and put a cover on his sight. Who then will guide him after Allah? Will you not then remember?” [Al-Jaathiyah: Ayah: 23]
Imaam as-Saa’di (rahimahullaah) said:
”Have you not seen” the misguided man ”who takes his own lust (vain desires) as his ilah (god)”? Whatever is desirous to him, he follows it; regardless whether it is pleasing to Allaah or angers Him. ”And Allaah knowing (him as such), left him astray” because he neither deserves guidance nor is he to be purified by way of it. ”(Allaah) sealed his hearing and his heart”; he does not listen to what benefits him and he is unaware of good. ”(Allaah) put a cover on his sight” which prevents him from seeing the truth. ”Who then will guide him after Allaah?” That is: There is none to guide him, for indeed Allaah closed the doors of guidance from him and opened for him the doors of deviation. And Allaah did not do any wrong to him, rather he was the one who oppressed himself and was the cause of preventing the mercy of Allaah for himself. ”Will you not then remember” that which is of benefit to you and follow it, and that which is harmful for you and avoid it? [See Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam al-Mannaan]
We ask Allaah to protect us from following desires. We ask Him (The Most High) to protect our hearts, hearing and sight from that which afflicts the likes of those mentioned in the above verse. We ask Him (The Most High) for steadfastness, endurance and patience in seeking to hold onto the way of life He ordained for mankind and Jinn. (Aameen)