How To Escape Sins (Based on the words of Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim)
Author : Shaykh Abdur Razzaq Al-Abbaad
In an age of consumerism and materialism, the faith of the Muslim is
tested and 'ruled on a daily bans in the tact of the waves of immorality
Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim discusses twenty practical measures based on the
Qur'an and Sunnah for the servant to implement in order to overcome the
lure of can and disobedience.
This book explains these invaluable directives cited by Imam Ibn
Al-Qayyim in a simple and clear manner.
Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim said:
The Messengers of Allah came with the call to eternal comfort and to the
Magnificent kingdom of paradise'. Whoever responds to them will receive
the greatest enjoyment of this world and the most pleasant of what
exists therein. His life in this world is more pleasant than the life of
the kings and anyone else. This is something that the devil envies the
believer for with the greatest envy and he strives in every possible way
to deprive the believer of this.
If the servant controls his desires and anger and if they yield to the
call of the religion, then he is a true king. This is because the
possessor of this dominion is free and independent, whereas the king who
surrenders to his desires and anger is a captive of his lusts and
anger. So in reality he is a subservient subject in the attire of a king
who as being steered by the reins of lust and anger. as a camel is led.
The person who is deceived and deluded focuses his sight solely upon the
visible dominion, which appears like a kingdom but in reality is
nothing more than slavery, and he focusses upon the lusts that are
initially pleasurable but in the end are [a source of] regret."