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FC: Lowering Your Gaze. By: Sebah Ghannam, Saphia Jackson, & Muaz Newator.

1: The issue we are addressing is a case that the society around us insists is okay. Fashionable skinny pants, muscle shirts, halter tops, neon colors, funny hats, weird ring tones, over done makeup and much much more; have been attracting the opposite gender and showing off ones good image. This sin is beautified by the shaytan, who according to a Hadtih, runs through our veins like blood. As people continue beautifying yourself, and making more and more distractions, makes it difficult for a fellow Muslim to lower their gaze. In the words of Allah(S): "And say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty" (Qu'ran 24:30) | Introduction

3: Modern day, people accept revolutionized fashioned without a second thought and as a new life style. Mini and skinny clothes, pencil healed shoes have become preferred over anything else. When this life style is obtained it is defiantly affects the place where ones gaze wanders. Many people dismiss the idea of exposing themselves to the public and do not struggle to lower their gaze. This is because lifestyle affects character. When this happens the average teen loses her or his real identity and is captured into the puppetry of media. | Examples!

4: Captions of pictures. | Examples | 'Mini and skinny' has been a motto of preference over anything else these days; as portrayed from media. When this life style is obtained it defiantly effects ones character. Some may find a joy in life to be fashionable and materialistic. Some become depressed and ill because they are disconnected from Allah(s). Thus having a new style effect the outside image while destroying the inner image as a young or old human being in Islam. This could all be avoided if one lowers the gaze, but yet it is hard in such a distracting society.

5: We are addressing the situation of lowering gaze because everyone in the world goes through this problem. It is important to spread knowledge of lowering the gaze and to address it to the people around us, so we can be blessed to be in a society Allah(S) is pleased with. Many people ignore the fact lowering your gaze is important, though we are reminding you that lowering your gaze has an affect on all of our daily habits and attributes. | Why?

6: -try your HADREST to catch your self. -Cut short your first look -Attempt to occupy your mind with other thoughts. [for example recite Quran out loud] -When you find your thoughts wandering, try to focus your mind on something else or strike up a conversation with a friend. - Ask your self reflective Questions such as: *would you want your parents or teacher seeing you do this? * The Prophet(S) seeing you? * Would you want Allah(S) to see you do this, from Whom you cannot hide from? - Develop a habit of lowering your gaze. | solutions

7: RECAP! (: | -Lowering your gaze helps boost your character! - Lowering your gaze may be hard but the rewards are great. - Lowering your gaze has many trials, in reality but also in television, so whatever obstacle it is, you should pass with flying colors. -No matter what the issue is, Allah(S) supports lowering your gaze, so if your doing it for anyone, do it for Allah(S)!

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