The Hearts That Are Tested For Piety

Who is more virtuous; The One Who Inclines towards Sin but Abandons It For The sake of Allaah or the One Who Is Not Put to the Test through Desires?

Umar Ibnul Khattaab (radiyallaahu-anhu) was written (a letter) and asked about this affair, as to which of the two men is the best; a man who is neither put at risk through lowly desires nor is he made to endure the thought of it, or a man who is pushed towards (lowly desires) but abandons it for the Sake of Allaah?  Umar (radiyallaahu-anhu) wrote back saying: ”The one who is desirous of sin but abandons it for the Sake of Allaah is from ‘those whose hearts Allaah has tested for piety. For them is forgiveness and a great reward.’ (¹)(²)

Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah) said:

The one who adheres to the command of Allaah, seeks after His pleasure and hastens towards it and gives precedence to it over his desires; then (indeed this is) a genuine and pure (manifestation) of Taqwaah, and his heart becomes reconciled with it.  And the one who is not (like this), then he knows that he is not reconciled with it.(³)

And Allaah knows best.


¹[Surah Hujuraat. Ayah: 3]
²[Al-Fawaa-id: page: 169]
³[Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan]
[By: Abu Mu-aawiyyah (Abdullaah Al-Gambi)]

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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2 Responses to The Hearts That Are Tested For Piety

  1. ♡Dana♡ says:

    Masha’Allah, this is a good reminder, jazakallah khair!!

  2. Wa iyyaaki :) Barakallaahu feeki

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