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Call yourself to Account 1

  1. 1. Call yourself to Account 1<br />Quotes about Self-Reckoning<br />
  2. 2. 1.     ‘Umaribn Al-Khattaab, may Allaah be pleased with him, wrote to one of his appointed governors saying, <br />“Call yourself to account when you are in bliss before the reckoning of that severe Day, for whoever calls himself to account when he is in bliss will win the pleasure of Allaah and achieve happiness, and whoever allows his life and desires to occupy all his attention and cause him to be negligent will be a regretful loser.”<br />
  3. 3. 2.     Al-Hasan, may Allaah be pleased with him, said, <br />“The worshiper will be in a safe position as long as he keeps admonishing his own self and continuously calls his soul to account.”<br />
  4. 4. 3.     MaymoonibnMihraan, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, <br />“A slave will not be pious until he holds himself to account more severely than a man does with his business partner; that is why it was said that the soul is like the untrustworthy partner whom, if you do not call to account, will flee with your capital.”<br />
  5. 5. 4.     Imaam Ahmad, may Allaah have mercy upon him, narrated that Wahb, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, <br />“It is written in the wisdom of the family of Daawood (David) that an intelligent person should not be negligent of four times; <br />a time to supplicate his Lord, <br />a time to hold himself to account, <br />a time with his truthful friends who inform him of his shortcomings, <br />and a time when he is alone with himself and its lawful desires, as this time will help him through the other times and will comfort his heart.”<br />
  6. 6. Al-Hasan Al-Basri, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, <br />“The true believer is a guardian of his own self and continuously calls his soul to account for the sake of Allaah. The reckoning of the Day of Resurrection will only be easy for those who continuously call their souls to account in the life of this world. The reckoning of the Day of Resurrection will only be difficult for those who live the life of this world without ever examining their conscience and calling themselves to account.”<br />
  7. 7. 6.     IbnAbiMulaykah, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, “I have met thirty companions of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhiwasallam, and each one of them feared that he may be afflicted by hypocrisy and none of them said that his faith is like that of Jibreel or Meekaa’eel.”<br />
  8. 8. 7.     ImaamIbn Al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, “Whoever contemplates the circumstances of the Companions of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhiwasallam, would find them doing many good deeds with much fear while we fall short of doing good deeds or rather are negligent about that and at the same time we feel secure (from punishment).” This is what Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said about himself and the time he lived in, so what should we say about ourselves and the time in which we live!<br />
  9. 9. Categories of Self-reckoning<br />Self-reckoning is of two kinds and they are as follows:<br />
  10. 10. The first kind: self-examination before starting any action. That is, one should check every idea that comes to his mind and not take any action until he considers which is preferred; carrying it out or leaving it.<br />Al-Hasan, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, “May Allaah The Almighty Be merciful upon the one who examines every matter well and then (decides that) if it is for the sake of Allaah The Almighty he executes it, and if not, he overlooks it.”<br />
  11. 11. The second kind: self-examination after doing any action and it is of three types which are as follows:<br />1.     One should call his soul to account and reproach it for its negligence in the acts of worshiping Allaah The Almighty; for not having performed them properly.<br />2.     One should call his soul to account for any action that he did while it would have been better for him not to do it.<br />3.     One should cast a critical look back at whatever permissible act or habitual act that he did and ask himself why he did it. Did he do it for the Sake of Allaah The Almighty and the Hereafter? If so, he will be rewarded greatly. Or, did he do it for this world and its trifling gains? If so, he will miss many great rewards.<br />
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