4 Ways to kill your sin-temptation

The entire human race is segregated into hundreds of societies, and all of them are rooted from worldly desires, some basic and some comparatively complex in nature. Islam provides a way to sustain and practice deen while abiding to the laws of these societies. It’s all about moving up the ladder of shariah and taqwa while these worldly desires try pulling us down.

Though it seems an intricate task to do, following the shariah and refraining from sins is as easy as to do the sin itself. The key is to do our tasks as it’s advised in the Quran and Hadith, while abstaining from what is prohibited.

Here I have compiled a short list of points to ponder when the temptation of doing a sin strikes back.

To Allah belongs the East and the West. So, whichever way you turn, there is the Face of Allah. Indeed, Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing. (2:115)  

Remembering the omnipresent authority which looks at all our deeds, hear what we talk, see what we see and read what we think is how we can avoid being pulled in the pit of wrongdoings. This conscious awareness that Allah Taa’la is well aware of what we do- physically and intentionally – and we are subjected to answer our deeds halts all sinful activities.

And indeed, [appointed] over you are keepers, Noble and recording. (82: 10-11)

Kiraman Katibeen are appointed over each of us to write down every deed, action, thought, feeling and intention. We’ll be confronted with this record on the day of Qiyamah, and Allah Taa’la will look into it.

So from now on, whenever you are stepping up to hurt someone, or to pursue what is declared prohibited, think about these two angels ready to log. However, for the deeds been recorded, one is always able to repent and ask for forgiveness.

Indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing, (29:45)

Make an effort to offer Salah punctually in Jamaat. Although it’s quite difficult for people living and working in non-Islamic countries, but pulling out 4-5 minutes 5 times a day is not a big deal. Every time you repent before Allah, your faith strengthens. It is unexplainably magical how you stop yourself from doing sins as there is always a next prayer where you’ll stand before your God.

The believing men and believing women are allies of one another. They enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong, (9:71)

Keep company of the believers, they will always pull you back on track when you fall astray. Gather and indulge in activities which are favored in Islam, not in those which are prohibited. Many of us keep companies of non-Muslims or those who are involved in forbidden activities. It is not about cutting the cord and letting them loose, but to keep a distant relationship, one which involves only professional or work-related dealings.

By following these basic points, a sense of change may engulf you. With little courage, effort and sacrifice you’ll be able to adhere to the teachings of Quran and Hadith. These are just some basic aspects which everyone can immediately adhere to. However, fulfilling other obligatory injunctions such as zakat, fasting, rights of neighbor, family, and children are also very necessary.

Lastly, the ultimate recipe for being a true Muslim is well documented in the glorious Quran. Try and read it every day, understand it and sculpt your deeds according to it. You’ll be protected against all evil and Allah Taa’la will fill your hearts with taqwa, Inshallah.

If you would like to add some other points, you are free to do so in the comments area below. I really appreciate a constructive feedback.