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Ibn Qayyim advice to lovers of dunya

Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) On *How To Give Da’wah To Those Who Love The Dunyaa* 

‘…The smart one does not command people to abandon the dunya, because this is impossible for them. Rather, he has them abandon sins while they are established in their dunya. This is because abandoning the dunya is an optional virtue while abandoning sins is an obligation. So, how can he command them with something optional while they have not even fulfilled what is obligatory?

If it is difficult for them to abandon sins, he should then strive to get them to love Allah by reminding them of His signs, blessings, Kindness, perfection, and Loftiness. This is because the hearts are naturally designed to love Him, and if they become attached to loving Him, it then becomes extremely easy to abandon sins and to detach oneself from them.

Yahya bin Mu’adh said: ‘The intelligent one seeking the dunya is better than the ignorant one abandoning it.’

The smart one calls the people to Allah from their dunya, and this makes it easier for them to respond to him. The zahid calls them to Allah by way of abandoning the dunya, and this makes it hard for them to respond, since it is very hard to pull someone away from the breast that he has developed his mind while suckling on…’

●[al-Fawa’id; p. 233-234]

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  1. Golden advice👌🏻This is true. If they become attached to loving him, then it becomes extremely easy to abandon sins.
    Jzk

  2. How profound it is 👌👌
    This is the beauty of dawah and so true our hearts are naturally designed to love Him.
    Alhamdulilah 🌸

  3. True experienced this myself it was easier for me to let of many things once i built a connection with Allah(SWT) and started seeking knowledge of deen

  4. Indeed, It would be easier to bring someone realistically towards foundations of Islam by reminding him of Allah’s glory, mercy and by telling them that His love is unconditional. The blog is significant jzk.

  5. Very very helpfull and insightfully blog!really if we start to love Allah our hearts automatically start to leaving sins!becoz if a heart knows Allah he always try to stay connect with him and by doing this we can automatically stay away from sin!

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