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LIFE IS PRECIOUS
Our life is very precious and very short indeed. We have no guarantee of tomorrow. In this short life we must suppress and curb all those desires that invite the wrath and displeasure of Allah Ta’ala. The following are some suggestions that will help us to suppress the unlawful desires and save ourselves from destruction in this world and the hereafter:
Daily spend a few minutes remembering death. Picture the entire scene of death. Also imagine what will be the case if, Allah forbid, your death comes while you are engaged in fulfilling a haraam desire.
Dedicate time daily for Zikr (the remembrance of Allah Ta’ala). Recite at least 100 times Istighfaar and 100 times Durud Sharif.
The recitation of the Qur’an shareef must be a part of one’s daily life
Totally avoid all things that incite haraam desires. Misuse of the cell-phone, internet and other media is our biggest downfall.
Engage in the effort of Deen. Invite others to make acquiring the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala their greatest desire in life.
Among the most effective methods to overcome the challenges and fitnas of evil desires is to sincerely attach oneself to a spiritual guide who is on the path of Haq and who adheres to the sunnah in all aspects of life. One should commit oneself to consulting with him in all matters and then act upon his advice.
May Allah Ta’ala protect us from the evil of our nafs (base desires) and fill our hearts with the desire to please Him in all that we do. Aameen.
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa