The Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasallam said:“Allah will give shade to seven types of people on the day when there will be no shade except the Shade of Allah. 1. A just leader; 2. A young man who grows up serving Allah; 3. A man whose heart is attached to the mosques; 4. Two men who show love towards each other for the sake of Allah; they meet because of Allah and they part because of him; 5. A man who is invited (to sin) by a woman of status and beauty but refuses her invitation by saying “I fear Allah”; 6. A man who gives charity and conceals it to the extent that his left hand does not know what his right hand had spent and a man who remembers Allah in a state of being empty and consequently weeps.Al Bukhari and Muslim.
A young Muslim man habitually began to attend a gym, having both male and female members. Yet in the midst of his exercises a woman caught his eye. They found themselves at the gym at the same times, and enjoyed between themselves a silent mutual interest – devoid of any speech. Yet one day, the woman approached the young Muslim man and they began talking in the gym at great length. At the end of their discussion, the woman extended the man an invitation later that night. The young Muslim man gained a perplexed look upon his face – as if realizing the wrong he had engaged in thus far – and refused this invitation. The woman was utterly confused, as they had just enjoyed a pleasing conversation and asked why?The man took out his lighter and pressed down upon its switch such that the fire was clear and apparent.Do you know what he then said? “I fear the fire … I fear Allah.” SubhaanAllah.
Look to this individual who was called to temptation but refused; and why is it that he refused? Surely, he put Allah ta’ala before his desires, leaving off the harmful for that which is better. Beyond this admonition we should also take from the account the virtue of staying away from the places which may lead to fitnah – those places where it is easy for you to be afflicted, for we know that beyond a haraam act are the roads which pave the way for it. Let us avoid these scenarios, seek to guard our chastity & modesty and remember the commandment of lowering the gaze. May Allah make us of those who remember him in times of fitnah and allow us to fear Him with the fear that He is Most Deserving from us.