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    “O you who believe, FEAR ALLAH and speak that which is straight (correct) (s33 : v70)

    Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is reported to have said: Among the things that will throw people most into Jahannum will be the harvest of their tongue.” A Mu’min with Taqwa does not soil his tongue by uttering foul and putrid vulgar words. He also refrains from lying, backbiting, breaking hearts with sarcastic comments, mocking, etc.
    He keeps his tongue clean… so that he can take the pure name of Allah Ta’ala with a clean tongue.
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    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

    The remedy for casting lustful glances and other sins is for a person to regularly study the biographies of the pious. Additionally, one should allocate some time to sit in solitude and ponder over the numerous warnings and punishments mentioned in the Qur’aan and Hadith for the sins that one is involved in. When the thought of sin crosses one’s mind, one should immediately remind oneself of these warnings and punishments. Through continuously doing this, insha Allah the strong urge of the nafs to commit sins will no longer remain. Thereafter, at times, if one perceives a slight inclination to commit sin, one should adopt self-resistance and oppose this inclination. However, if a person does not take courage and show determination then there is no remedy that will be able to benefit him.

    (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 23/57)

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    Shakwah (complaint) falls into two categories: The first type means to complain to Allâh , and this does not contradict patience. It is demonstrated by several of the Prophets, for example,

    when Ya’qûb (AS) said:“I only complain of my distraction and anguish to Allâh.” Qur’an (12:86)

    Earlier, Ya’qûb (AS) had said “sabrun jamîl,” which means “patience is most fitting for me.”

    The Qur’ân also tells us about Ayyûb:“And (remember) Ayyûb (Job), when he cried to his Lord, ‘Truly distress has seized me…’ ” Qur’an (21:83)

    The epitome of patience, the Prophet ‏‎ prayed to his Lord:

    “O Allâh, I complain to You of my weakness and helplessness.”

    Mûsâ (AS) prayed to Allâh saying:“O Allâh, all praise is due to You, and complaint is made only to You, and You are the only One from Whom we seek help and in Whom we put our trust, and there is no power except by Your help.”

    The second type of complaint involves complaining to people, either directly, through our words, or indirectly, through the way we look and behave. This is contradictory to patience.

    From: Uddat as-Sabireen wa Dhakirat ash-Shakireen [Patience & Gratitude], By Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

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    Re: Self-reformation

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    Shakwah (complaint) falls into two categories: The first type means to complain to Allâh , and this does not contradict patience. It is demonstrated by several of the Prophets, for example,

    when Ya’qûb (AS) said:“I only complain of my distraction and anguish to Allâh.” Qur’an (12:86)

    Earlier, Ya’qûb (AS) had said “sabrun jamîl,” which means “patience is most fitting for me.”

    The Qur’ân also tells us about Ayyûb:“And (remember) Ayyûb (Job), when he cried to his Lord, ‘Truly distress has seized me…’ ” Qur’an (21:83)

    The epitome of patience, the Prophet ‏‎ prayed to his Lord:

    “O Allâh, I complain to You of my weakness and helplessness.”

    Mûsâ (AS) prayed to Allâh saying:“O Allâh, all praise is due to You, and complaint is made only to You, and You are the only One from Whom we seek help and in Whom we put our trust, and there is no power except by Your help.”

    The second type of complaint involves complaining to people, either directly, through our words, or indirectly, through the way we look and behave. This is contradictory to patience.

    From: Uddat as-Sabireen wa Dhakirat ash-Shakireen [Patience & Gratitude], By Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
    So, complaining to God means an act of disbelief, right?

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    So, complaining to God means an act of disbelief, right?
    Complaining to God is permitted, rather, encouraged, complaining to others is wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by azc View Post
    Complaining to God is permitted, rather, encouraged, complaining to others is wrong
    My father used to tell me: "that who I am to complein to God about anything? I do not have any right to do this, I'm not in position to do this". Is there any reward for compleining to God?

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    I think you didnot read that post....
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    Hazrat Sufyan Thawri rh was asked by someone to give him advice, but to be very brief and concise. So he advised him saying,

    “Make an effort for the world to the extent of your
    stay here. And make an effort for the hereafter to the
    extent of your stay there.”

    Everyone knows that after leaving this world there is no return, and the life of the hereafter is everlasting. Therefore, one should make a great effort for that which is everlasting. The stay in this world is temporary. Thus, to make too much effort for it is foolishness. What a complete and comprehensive advice this is! Remember it and let it become imprinted in your heart.

    Source: What is the reality of Tasawwuf - Hazrat
    Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahab rh

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    There are ten things which awakenTaqwa (Fear of Allah):

    1. Fear of punishment in the next life;
    2. Fear [of punishment] in this life;
    3. Hope of worldly reward;
    4. Hope of the reward of the next world;
    5. Fear of the reckoning;
    6. Shyness and bashfulness before the gaze of Allah, and this is the station of fearful watchfulness [muraqabah];
    7. Showing gratitudefor His blessings by obeying Him;
    8. Knowledge, because of His words, “They only fear Allah, of His slaves, the ones who have knowledge”;
    9. Exalting and honouring His majesty, and it is the station of awe;
    10. Sincerity in love for Allah.

    Source: Al-Kalbi, Ibn Juzayy. Kitabu-t Tashil li ‘Ulumu-t Tanzil.

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    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

    The remedy for casting lustful glances and other sins is for a person to regularly study the biographies of the pious. Additionally, one should allocate some time to sit in solitude and ponder over the numerous warnings and punishments mentioned in the Quraan Majeed and hadeeth for the sins that one is involved in. When the thought of sin crosses one’s mind, one should immediately remind oneself of these warnings and punishments. Through continuously doing this, insha-Allah the strong urge of the nafs to commit sins will no longer remain. Thereafter, at times, if one perceives a slight inclination to commit sin, one should adopt self-resistance and oppose this inclination. However, if a person does not take courage and show determination then there is no remedy for such a person.

    (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 23/57)

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    Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

    Jannah is only for the servants who are humble. If a person has an iota of pride in him, he will first be entered into Jahannum where he will have to be cleansed and purified of the pride. Once he is fully cleansed and purified of pride and only humility remains within him, he will be ushered into Jannah. In essence, no person who has pride can enter Jannah. Jannah is the abode of the people of humility. Hence, one should endeavour to rid oneself of pride and inculcate complete humility.

    (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 57)

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