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The Abandonment of Wrongdoing


By Imam Ibn ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah (RA)

Glory be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. There is not in the abandonment of misdeeds and wrongdoing save

1. the establishment of manhood;
2. the protection of honor;
3. the preservation of prestige;
4. the conservation of wealth - [all matters] which Allah has placed as a foundation for the correction of the Dunya and the Hereafter - the love of creation [for him] and a statement of approval amongst them;
5. a righteous substinence;
6. a healthy body;
7. strength of the heart;
8. tranquillity of the soul;
9. happiness of the heart;
10. a state of pleasure and cheerfulness;
11.safety from the perils of the sinners and wrongdoers, [and] an absence of purpose, grief, and sorrow;
12. a sense of honor from the possibility of ignominy and disgrace;
13. protection for the light of the heart from being extinguished by the darkness of transgression;
14.the acquirement of an escape from [that matter] which has caused the sinners and transgressors to become depressed and dejected;
15. the availability of sustenance [for him] from [an avenue] where it was not considered [possible];
16.the facilitation of [that matter] which has become difficult for the masters of sin and transgression [to obtain];
17. the facilitation of righteous deeds [for him];
18.the acquisition of knowledge and beautified praise amongst the people;
19. an abundant amount of supplication [for him];
20. a beautified countenance;
21. the veneration which is cast into the hearts of the people [for him];
22. their help and protection [for him] whenever he is hurt and oppressed;
23. their act of defending his honor whenever he is defamed and slandered;
24. a swift response to his supplication;
25. the removal of estrangement between [the individual] and Allah;
26. the proximity of the Angels [towards him];
27. the distancing of the Shayaateen from amongst the men and Jinn [from him];
28. a rivalry amongst the people to serve him and fulfil his needs;
29. their engagement for his love and companionship;
30. his absence of fear from death;
31. rather he rejoices in that [matter], for his arrival before His Lord and his encounter with Him [leads to] his fate amongst Him;
32. the insignificance of the Dunya in his heart;
33. the importance of the Hereafter amongst him;
34. his yearning for the Sublime Kingdom, and the lofty success therein;
35. the sweet taste of obedience;
36. the love for the sweetness of Imaan;
37. the supplication of those who carry the Throne, and whosoever surrounds Him from amongst His Angels;
38. the delight of the Scribes, and their continuous supplication for him;
39. an increase in intellect, understanding, faith, and comprehension;
40. his acquisition of the Love of Allah, and His [act] of Turning towards him;
41. [the attainment] of His Delight for his act of penitence;
42. this [matter] rewards him with delight and happiness. For there is no connection for [the individual] to His Delight and Happiness by means of wrongdoing, [and] its various types.

Accordingly, these are some of these signs [actualized] by the abandonment of wrongdoing in this world.

When the individual dies, the Angels receive him, and convey upon him the glad tidings of Paradise from his Lord. In addition to [the good news] that no fear or sorrow shall be upon him. He will alter his residence from the prison of this Dunya and its confinement, to a garden from amongst the Gardens of Paradise. He shall experience its delights therein until the Day of Judgment.

When the Day of Judgment [arrives] the people shall be [in a state] of [extreme] heat and perspiration, [however] he shall be in the shade of a Throne. When they depart from before Allah, the Companions of the right-hand shall take him with His God-Fearing allies, and His Victorious Party. Indeed:

"That is the bounty of Allah. He confers it to upon whosoever He desires, and Allah is in possession of the Sublime Bounty." [Surah al-Jumu`ah, Ayah 4]

Article taken (with Thanks) from www.islaam.com

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