lowering one's gaze

Tig Trager - Can't Stop Loving You |Part 2|

The next morning was something different for Tig that was for sure. Breakfast had been made and he had sat himself across from you at the table. It was quiet but it wasn’t as if it was a bad type of quiet. So much had happened between late last night and this morning that it was so unreal for him. Waking up beside you again – that was something he never thought was going to happen ever again.

Eating breakfast with you in his house was also something he never thought was going to happen again. There was just so much that was jumbled deep within his mind that he didn’t even know where to start with questions. He wanted to make sure you were okay this morning. You hadn’t said a word to him yet. He watched you chewing on your toast as you kept your gaze lowered. One of his larger shirts covered you as you had changed into it this morning.

“How’s the food?”

He asked not sure on how to start the conversation. He was watching you closely and the moment you raised your eyes to look at him, he noticed the hurt gaze you tried your best to cover.

“It’s good. Thank you.”

You gave a sad smile. He wanted nothing more than to kick his Brother’s ass right now after Chibs had treated you in the way he had done. As far as Tig had known, Chibs hadn’t called or came looking for you… and Chibs was the one that was suppose to be in a relationship with you.

“What’s your plans now?”

He asked trying to figure out where you stood in everything. You stopped chewing and your eyes lowered to the table once more. Tig watched and waited for you to say something, but his only response was watching your bottom lip quiver and your teeth pulling in your lip. He closed his eyes and shook his head before slamming his fists into the table making you jump and look at him wide-eyed.

“God damn it! What the hell is he even thinking huh!”

Tig yelled as he shook his head again and shoved himself away from the table. He stood on his feet and walked around the room a bit with one of his hands on his hips while the other was scratching the top of his head, his back to you.

“He should know that he can’t just act like this! He can’t just run your heart through the mud like that! Damn it!”

Tig heard the scraping of your chair which caused him to turn around to look at you. But instead he was caught in a hug as you threw your arms around his body and buried your face into his black button up shirt. He wobbled slightly, but kept on his feet as he stood there looking down at the top of your head. His hands found your arms before he allowed them to trace over your back and return the hug.

He held you close to his chest as the two of you stood in the middle of his dining room. He placed a soft kiss on the top of your head and held you almost as if he were to let go you’d dissappear.

Then came a knock on the front door.

Some cute old couple stevetony for the cap-im flashworks ‘Old Friends’ prompt~ I decided to leave it unfinished/sketchy, the focus more on the faces than the rest.

And they’re from an au since tony looks like mcu but with 616′s blue eyes, plus when i started drawing this I was definitely thinking about the 10+ years of friendship between them in 616. But maybe this is a non-powered au bc this way steve can grow old with tony. And they’re best friends and husbands and adorably in love of course

I liked drawing them a little older and making them look it with little lines and marks and creases too. well, i hope that its successfully showing that.

…hopefully this fits the prompt bc they are old friends right so…^^; 

Lowering the Gaze

“When one looks on purpose (eg. a man looking at a stranger woman), an attachment will form in his heart, and that will bring nothing but torment and misery.

If that attachment increases to the point that one falls in love, the punishment and torment will only increase, regardless of whether ones love is requited or not.

If ones love remains unrequited, then one will continue to remain in a state of sadness, misery and depression. And one who has his love required is also in a state of great pain, always fearing that he will be parted from the object of his love, always trying to please that object, and always striving to satisfy that object’s needs and wants.

All of this began with a look. Had he averted his gaze, his soul and heart would both be in a state of peace and calmness”

- Shaykh al Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [rahimullaah]

"...whoever among you can afford to get married..."

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (Rahimahullaah);

“My advice to all young men and women is to hasten to get married if they are able to, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ’O young people, whoever among you can afford to get married, let him do so, for it helps one to lower the gaze and protect the private parts (i.e., remain chaste). Whoever cannot afford it, let him fast, for it is a protection for him.’ That serves many interests as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) pointed out, such as lowering the gaze, guarding one’s chastity, increasing the numbers of the ummah and keeping one safe from any negative consequences.”

[Said in Fataawa ‘Ulama’ al-Balad al-Haraam (277)]