The Right of the Sight

Treatise on Rights is the only work attributed to Imam Zayn al-Abidin (AS) other than supplications or relatively short sayings and letters. The fact that it was a written document from the first may support the suggestion that at least some of the supplications were originally written compositions.

5. حق البصر

5. The Right of the Sight

وَأَمَّا حَقُّ بَصَرِكَ

The right of sight is

أن تُغْمِضَهُ عَمَّا لا يَحِلُّ لَكَ

that you lower it before everything which is unlawful to you

و تَعْتَبِر بالنَّظَرِ بِهِ.

and that you take heed whenever you look at anything. 1


1. Allusion to 59:2: Therefore take heed, you who have eyes!