Why is it haram to gaze at other women if no harm is done to them? Just gazing.
A man must cast down their gaze, unless he is within the prohibited degree (mahram). When a man looks at other woman, whether he intends to harm her or not, Satan derives his mind towards her and therefore he get indulged in a sinful act. There are many narrations which say that: â€œGlance is a poisoned arrow from the arrows of Satan.â€ (Safinatul Bihar vol.2, p.596) Another reason is that, it creates destruction between a husband and a wife, for example, if a husband gazes at other woman who is more beautiful than his wife, it is possible that he falls in love with her and forgets his family. Allah says in the Holy Quran: Say unto the believer men that they cast down their gaze and guard their private parts; that are purer for them. Verily, Allah is well aware of all that you do.â€ (Surah-e-Noor)