Enduring Temptations, By Ibn Al-Jawzee


Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Abandoning sin when one is old and his hair is grey is not like the one who abandoned sins when he is young.”

Ibn Al-Jawzee also said:

“Whoever can endure the temptation of sins patiently, without falling into them deserves to be praised, just as Yoosuf (as) was praised for his patience, for if he had sinned, he would not have been what he had become…

One should hold fast to patience! Because he who seeks eternal pleasure in the Hereafter will be able to endure even being unmarried despite of his youthfulness and lust, and as a result he will be praised for his patience and so he will be told “This is your day!” [21:103]

And he who sinned during his youthfulness should reflect on the great satisfaction and achievement he has missed out on. For nothing remains from sins except lasting regret, which he feels distressed by every time he remembers it.”

[Awakening From The Sleep Of Heedlessness, by Ibn Al-Jawzee, p. 26, 30 & 31]

One Response to “Enduring Temptations, By Ibn Al-Jawzee”

  1. Siddiqui Says:

    And he who sinned during his youthfulness should reflect on the great satisfaction and achievement he has missed out on. For nothing remains from sins except lasting regret, which he feels distressed by every time he remembers it.”

    But please do not forget – Allah forgives everything. Once forgiven, the sinner has nothing else to regret; right?

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