Can the following narration be quoted:
وَمَنْ أَصَابَ مِنَ امْرَأَةٍ نَظْرَةً حَرَامًا مَلَأَ اللَّهُ عَيْنَيْهِ نَارًا ثُمَّ أَمَرَ بِهِ إِلَى النَّارِ
This is part of a very lengthy narration recorded in Musnadul Harith.
(Musnadul Harith; Bughyatul Bahith, Hadith: 205)
Overall, this narration has been declared/acknowledged as a fabrication by many Aimmah. Amongst them were the likes of ‘Allamahs: Ibnul Jawzi, Haythami, Ibn Hajar, Busiri, Suyuti, and Ibn ‘Arraq (rahimahumullah). Therefore, it should not be quoted.
(Kitabul Mawdu’at vol. 3 pg. 181, Hadith: 1676, Bughyatul Bahtih, Hadith: 205, Al-Matalibul ‘Aliyah, Hadith: 245, 1561, and 1589 along with the footnotes, Ithaful Khiyarah, before Hadith: 1543, Al-La-alil Masnu’ah, vol. 2 pg. 373, and Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 338-339)
There are many other narrations regarding the importance of protecting one’s gaze that can be quoted instead.
And Allah Ta’ala knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Farhan Shariff
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar