What is the reference and Arabic for this quote?

لا تتبع بصرك رداء المرأة فإن النظر يجعل شهوة في القلب



Imams Ahmad and Abu Nu’aym (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration as the statement of ‘Ala ibn Ziyad (rahimahullah), a Tabi’i.

(Az Zuhd of Imam Ahmad: 1428, Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 2 pg. 244)



Do not gaze at the outer garment/cloak of a woman, for merely gazing will stir up desire in the heart.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar