Faqeehul Ummah: Never be Complacent


Thursday, 24 March 2016 15:58


I am entangled in various sins. I am lazy when it comes to acts of worship. Evil and base qualities have overtaken me. I am dominated by nafs (base desire) and Shaitaan. I do not complete my ma’moolaat (daily practices). I fail to fulfil the rights of people. Please advise me.


Iblees complained that “it is because of Aadam (‘alaihis salaam) that I have been removed from paradise and have become accursed. Thus I will not slacken in my efforts to mislead the children of Aadam (‘alaihis salaam). I will try my best to involve them in sin until their very last breath.” Upon this Allah Ta‘ala declared: “I will give them the ability to repent.” Upon this Shaitaan  exclaimed that all his efforts will then be destroyed. The servant will repent and his sins will be forgiven.

Thus it is a lifelong battle against Shaitaan. The person who becomes complacent over his nafs (base desire) is in a very big deception (and is heading for destruction), since being complacent and to drop one’s guard with regard to one’s enemy results in such disaster. As long as the help of Allah Ta‘ala is with us, everything will go well. I will make du‘aa for you and you make du‘aa for me as well. May Allah Ta‘ala  safeguard us from all those actions that displease Him. (Maktoobaat vol. 1, pg. 97)