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Behavior towards Oneself

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Behavior towards Oneself

A Muslim believs that his happinies in both this life and the Hereafter, is determined

by the extend that he disciplines and trains him self and refines himself. Similarly he knows that

his unhappinies comes about by him ruining, desecrating and spoiling himslef. this is based on the following

evidences.

Allah says:

{Indeed, he succeds who purifies his self. And indeed he fails who corrupts his self} [91:9-10]

and He said:

{Verily,those who belie Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.)

and treat them with arrogance, for them the gates of heaven will not be opened, and they will not enter Paradise

until the camel goes through the eye of the needle (which is impossible). Thus do We recompense the Mujrimun (criminals, polytheists, sinners, etc.).} [7:40-42}

{By Al-'Asr (the time). Verily! Man is in loss, Except those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth

(i.e. order one another to perform all kinds of good deeds (Al-Ma'ruf)which Allah has ordained, and abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds (Al-Munkar)which Allah has forbidden),

and recommend one another to patience (for the sufferings, harms, and injuries which one may encounter in Allah's Cause during preaching His religion of Islamic Monotheism or Jihad, etc.). } [103:1-3]

Allah's messenger s.a.w said:

they said, "O Alla's Messennger who refuses?" He said:

[Al-Bukhari]

The Prophet s.a.w also said:

[Muslim]

A Muslim Also Believes that what purifies his soul and further cleanses him is the beaty of faith and good deeds,

and that the evil of disbelief and disobedience ruin and destroy his soul.

Allah says:

{AND PERFORM As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), at the two ends of the day and in some hours of the night [i.e. the five compulsory Salat (prayers)].

Verily, the good deeds remove the evil deeds (i.e. small sins). That is a reminder (an advice) for the mindful (those who accept advice).}

Allah also says:

{NAY! BUT on their hearts is the Ran (covering of sins and evil deeds) which they used to earn .} [83 -e 14.]

The Prophet s.a.w said:

If he continues such acts, his covering is increased over his heart until it covers it entirely.>

This is the Ran [or "rust"] that is mentioned here:

{NAY! BUT on their hearts is the Ran (covering of sins and evil deeds) which they used to earn .} [83 -e 14.]

The Prophet s.a.w also said:

[Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi and Al-Hakim]

Due to that, a Muslim is always living in the state of refining his soul purifying it and cleansing it. He is first to refine it. He uses the means of purification to remove its impurities.

He keeps it from everthing that ruins or spoils it, be it erroneous evil beliefs, or impure speech and actions. He struggles against it nigh and day. He Hold it to account for every moment.

He encourages it to do good deeds and pushhe itto acts of obedience. He Completly turns it away from eviland depravity. In order to purify it and make it wholesome, he follows the following steps:

1. Repentance

2. Watchfulness and being on guard

3. Taking Account of Oneself

4. Strugnling and striving Against Oneself

to be continued...

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