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Friday, 13 September 2013

EXTRA-MARITAL RELATIONS

Assalam oalaikum,

During medieval times when a king would meet his opponent in the battlefield he could totally crush him and take him captive or even kill him. In our day to day life also many of us succeed in settling scores with our adversaries. If one is powerful enough then with a single stroke the enemy can be brought to book. However, as far as our biggest adversary, i.e. Satan is concerned we cannot defeat him once and for all. 

Allah (swt) says in the Holy Quran:
Say, “I seek refuge with the Lord of mankind, the King of mankind, the real God of mankind, from the evil of the whisperer, who returns over and over again, who whispers (evil) into the hearts of men, whether he be from amongst the jinn or mankind.” (TMQ-114)

Satan has the tendency of making attempts persistently to mislead mankind through his evil whispers. If he fails in his attempt to deceive us, he retreats and then approaches us again.
Likewise if Satan fails to stop a man and a woman from getting married then he tries to attack the marital bond itself, with the aim of breaking it apart. By luring married people into having an extra-marital affair not only does Satan tear apart the fabric of marriage but he also succeeds in his mission to lure mankind towards sin. Those who indulge in such extra-marital relations are in a way helping Satan to reinforce his position. If Satan’s attempts to lure people towards fornication before marriage have failed then those who indulge in adultery after marriage will be adequately compensating Satan and thus, making him happy.
In the last line of the Quranic verse 114, Allah (swt) has asked us to seek refuge from those who implant evil thoughts into our minds, whether they are from amongst the jinn or mankind. This shows that evil entities exist not only amongst the jinn but also amongst mankind. So we need to beware of the evil people also in order to protect ourselves from sinning. Because of the large and complex network of Satan and his ilk in this world we are vulnerable to being attacked by them. Though we can protect ourselves by seeking refuge with our Creator but Satan’s often proves to be quite a nuisance. Satan can not only entice married men or women into getting attracted towards others than their spouse but Satan can also entice others to target married people. We have often heard about home wreckers or the ‘other woman’ who have no qualms in breaking into a marriage like a burglar and stealing the husband. Likewise, we find many cases in the society where men do not mind having illicit relation with a married woman behind her husband’s back.
In other words, whether the marital fabric is being torn apart by the couple itself or by outsiders, it is Satan who is the mastermind behind such evil activities. By enticing married people into such vulgarities Satan succeeds in making a mockery of the institution of marriage. A family is a basic unit of the society whereas marriage is the building block of families. If a marriage faces turbulence then this affects the society as well. Extra-marital relations are against the moral values of a society and they can not just rip apart a marriage but also create a negative impact on the children. The married people who transgress the boundaries of marriage for solace or fun are doing great harm not only to their own eternal life but also to their family and the society, by and large. Therefore, caution needs to be taken lest Satan succeeds in his evil mission of ruining marriages.
However, sometimes the third party who tries to break a marriage uses the tool of black magic to easily achieve their goal. For example: a conniving woman sets her eyes on the wealth of a married man and in order to con him she takes help of black magician. Consequently, the man’s mind is captivated through black magic and he loses interest in his own wife. He falls into the lap of the other woman, thereby breaking his own home and destroying himself. In such commonly occurring cases, one cannot tackle the situation simply though caution. One needs to pay back the trouble maker in the same coin, by seeking professional help of a spiritual healer so that things fall into place.

Keep Me In Your Prayers,
Amel Soname
Amel_soname@yahoo.com

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