'Whoever guides (another) to a good deed will get a reward similar to the one who performs it.'

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Six Habits

Someone once asked Hadhrat Ibraheem bin Adham (Allaah have mercy upon him) for advice. The saint said, "You will have no danger to fear if you practice only six things:"

1. Do not eat the sustenance Allaah gives you when you sin because it is extremely ungrateful for a person who disobeyed Allaah and then still eat what He gives you.

2. Do not live in Allaah's land when you disobey Him because living in His land is then a shameless thing to do.

3. Go where Allaah cannot see you when you sin because a person cannot sin knowing that Allaah is watching.

4. Send the angel of death away when he comes for your soul. If you cannot do this, then how can you have the courage to sin?

5. Send the two angels Munkar and Nakeer  away when they come to question you in the grave. If you cannot do this, then prepare well for their questions.

6. Run away from Jahannam (Hell) on the Day of Qiyaamah (Judgement). If you cannot do this, then stop sinning here in the world.


  1. Assalamu Alaykum waRahmatullahi waBarakatuh,
    Wise words. Indeed everything that we do is worshiping Allah but we must do it in the correct manner. Allah knows everything. Jazakallah khair, a good reminder to reflect upon.
    Fee Amanillah.

  2. Salam alaikum, thanks for the reminder. :) May Allah reward you for your efforts, insha'allah.

  3. extremely wise words....amazing to see such great knowledge in such concise manner

  4. The only thing that really bothers me is that you have put 'The SAINT', there are NO saints in Islam as this is a form of Shirk as to address anyone in Islam as a saint would be the saints like those whom have reached such status e.g within the Catholic church an intermediate if one in Islam sees the person above whom made this statement and out him on that level has indeed committed shirk and takes them outside the fold of Islam and Allah knows best

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  6. Wise words, but I'm curious. Who is Ibraheem bin Adham?

  7. Masha'Allah, this is very good advice, something that really makes you think and puts things in perspective.

    JazakAllah Khayr for sharing this.

  8. mash allah nice blog i'll come again inshaallah

  9. hmm...and that what the saint ways are....

  10. Beautiful!!
    may The AlMighty Forgive us and endow his blessings and Rahmat on us, without which no one can enter into Paradise! Aameen

  11. JazakAllah for sharing this post..
    All the best..

  12. JazakAllah for sharing the words of wisdom. I have read them all somewhere but didn't know that they were said by Ibrahim Bin Adham.

  13. Subhanallah, This is soo true, we keep forgetting we are here for the sole purpose of worshipping and pleasing our Lord and Creator. Jazakallah khair for the reminder!!

  14. Assalamu alaikum warahmatulahi wabarakatuhu,

    Forgive me for late response.

    @Dana - Walaikumasalam warahmatulahi wabarakatuhu, BarakAllah feek & thank you for your blessed words.

    @Zahra Jabir - Walaikum asalam, your welcome & Aameen

    @FarhanJ - JazakAllah khair.

    @Umm Hamam As Salafiyyah - A saint is a holy person, (exemplary model) in various religions, saints are people who are believed to have exceptional holiness.

    The Arabic term wali (Arabic ولي, plural Awliyā' أولياء) is commonly translated into English as "Saint". However, the wali should not be confused with the Christian tradition of sainthood.

    @Qalam Asysyarh - Walaikum asalam, jazakAllah khair & Aameen.

    @x@hu - Ibraheem bin Adham is a pious/religious man.

    @Zarina Hassem - BarakAllah feek, alhamdulillah happy it put things in perspective for you.

    @Omsolaym - JazakAllah khair, your more than welcomed & your words mean a lot.

    @princess chocolate - Good, your welcome.

    @Thinking - inshAllah.

    @Usama Rehman - Allahuma Aameen.

    @CREATIVE MIND - Thank you, BarakAllah feek.

    @Bintulislam - Now you do :)

    @The Light On The Wall - BarakAllah feek, masha'Allah true words.