By Abu Sa’eed Al-Britani (From the video “Message Of A Mujahid”)
Sisters, if you are reading this, please realise that a Mujaahid is still a human being who gets waswasah from the Shaytaan. Every man needs the comfort of a woman besides him, so praising a Mujaahid online does more damage than good. It may effect his niyyah the next time he posts something online.
If you really love and respect the Mujaahideen then do du’aa for their success in the last hours of the night, in sujood, etc. But do not praise him to his face.
Indeed the biggest fitnah for a man is a woman. Just having a sister follow you on Facebook or Twitter is a fitnah which triggers waswasah in his mind. Even if a man was married to four women, a fifth can also cause him fitnah. Imagine being the cause for a Mujaahid slipping in his intentions. Even a passing thought of riya is sufficient to damage all his good deeds. So my sisters, please be considerate when following Mujaahideen online.
Sometimes a sister may be completely innocent and pure hearted when she speaks to a Mujaahid and expresses her admiration of him, however man was created weak, and is easily inclined towards the tenderness of a female.
As I mentioned in part 2 of this series, “with the passing of time in jihad, the need for a female comforter increases.” This is due to the struggles one goes through, all the friends one looses, and the emotions that come with it. Every man needs a shoulder to lean on, someone he can take comfort in, someone who can encourage him and who looks up to him with love and respect.
And if a Mujaahid sees a glimmer of this from a sister online, it can distract him and blur his vision and mindset. Indeed, it can effect his intention, and land him in Hell.
And imagine the feeling on the Day of Judgement knowing a pious brother, a Mujaahid, entered the depths of hell because of you?
So my dear sisters, do not distract him from his goal, instead help the Mujaahideen by doing dua for them at the last third of the night. A simple dua behind his back can have much more effect than praising him to his face.
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Abu Sa’eed Al-Britani (Kik: shaykh.anwar)