Faqeehul Ummah: Inclination to Sin

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Letter:

Bismihi Ta‘ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

As salaamu ‘alaikum

For some time now, a strange condition has overcome me. My nafs (the carnal-self) dominates me. I have a strong inclination to sin and this leaves me extremely restless. The thought continuously passes my mind as to what my condition will be at the time of death and after death. The world seems to be full of sorrow for me. After trying so much to save myself from sin, I still fall into sin. I request your du‘aas and advice to remedy my situation.

Reply:

Bismihi Ta‘ala

Respected Brother

Wa ‘alaikumus salaam

Always keep in mind the despised and shameful nature of sins, and the punishment that will be meted out due to these sins. By keeping the punishment for sins in front, one will insha-Allah be given the ability to stay away from sin. May Allah Ta‘ala be pleased with all of us. (Maktoobaat vol. 1, pg. 94)

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