How To Escape Sins:
The Ways and Means to Refrain From the Disobedience of Allah
Based on the words of Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim
'Uddah As- Sabirin Wa Dhakhirah Ash-Shakirin
By Dr. Abdur-Razzaq Ibn Abdul-Muhsin Al-Badr
Paperback 88 Pages
ISBN : 9781495103544
Pulbisher : Hikmah Publications
About The Book
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 and corruption.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." Summarized
About Imam Ibn al-Qayyim
Imam Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya was born into a scholarly and virtuous family in 691 AH/ 1292 A.D. At that time Damascus was a centre of literature and thought. Many schools were located there and he studied and graduated under the protection, direction and sponsorship of his father. He was particularly influenced by his Shaykh and teacher Imam Ibn Taymiyyah, and also by Ibn ash-Shirazi amongst others.
Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya died in the city of Damascus the year 751 AH/1350 C.E.,when he was scarcely 60 years old, and was buried at the cemetery of Bab- al-Saghir, near the grave of his father - Rahimahuma Allah.