What is the person who indulges in this evil waiting for? Is he waiting for the moment when death will suddenly overtake him while he is busy committing this sin? Has he given any thought to the condition of his father who had worked so hard to earn a living in order to bring him up and to see to his needs? How proud his father used to be of him when he was young and what expectations did he have of him. Has he thought about the condition of his mother who spent long restless nights awake for the sake of his comfort?
Is he now going to repay them with shame and disgrace. Or, is he waiting for death to overtake him while he is in the act of this despicable sin? Death certainly does not fix a time with us nor does it postpone its arrival for anyone, whether young or old!
My dear brother, this precious life is a special gift from our Beloved Creator to us so that we may perform virtuous deeds and gain His Pleasure. In fact, the principal motive behind everything that we do should be the Pleasure of Allah – and this is the real meaning of success. Allah tells us:
But the Pleasure of Allah is the highest achievement: This is the greatest success. (Glorious Qur’aan 9: 72)
Our life in this world is also a test from Allah. He has placed us in this world and created certain desires within us. But He has not made this world the place for the fulfilment of our desires. Here, we must fill our hearts with the Fear of Allah and suppress our own desires and give priority to the Wishes and Orders of Allah over our own desires. In return for this, our Allah has promised to reward us with Jannah, the everlasting place of indescribable beauty and happiness that He has reserved for us in the Afterlife.
And for them who had feared standing before their Rabb (Sustainer) (on the Day of Qiyaamah) and had restrained (their) soul from lower desires, Certainly Jannah will be their abode. (Glorious Qur’aan 79:40-41)
And since Jannah has been created as the actual place for the satisfaction of all our desires, everything there will be according to our wishes. Allah promises:
Therein shall you have all that your souls shall desire; therein shall you have all that you ask for! A hospitable gift from One Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful! (Glorious Qur’aan 41 :31-32)
In conclusion, my dear brother, I hope I have been able to illustrate clearly, yet briefly, the Islamic view regarding this sin and some of its harms so that it may serve as an eye opener for those not involved in it and a means of earnestly repenting to Allah ta’aalaa for those who have fallen into this trap of Shaytaan.
It is now your duty, my beloved brother, to inform each and every youth of the dangers of this vice and earn abundant rewards from Allah ta’aalaa.
I ask Allah, the All-Mighty, the All-Powerful to grant all of us the ability to turn to Him in repentance, and to make what I have written and you have read, a witness in our favour and not against us, for Allah Alone grants the Muslims the ability to do what is beneficial for them.