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Shabbar-E-Shabbir

Self Discipline

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Salaams,

 

Can anyone share what has worked well for them in terms of self-discipline in persisting in certain actions?

 

an example of which can be waking up in the night for salatul layl/fajr or pushing one self to study or any acts of worship such as reading/memorising the Qur'an

 

much appreciated!

With Duas

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The Creator of whole Nature "Allah" creates Mother's chest for new Born Child's feeding and After that Earth's chest is constantly providing the indefinite blessings for us every moment. Such kind of thinking that "for all these kinds of Blessings we must thank to God" could be an only agitator for one to obtain self-Disciplined in such Kind of Pious Activities(an example of which can be waking up in the night for salatul layl/fajr or pushing one self to study or any acts of worship such as reading/memorizing the Qur'an) as above mentioned. 

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(salam)

 

To reach a state of self-discipline in which the soul, body and mind automatically call for such actions like salatul layl/fajr, refraining from sins, memorizing Qur'an etc, is somehow like building a brick house. At first you must begin by putting 1 brick, then 2, 3 and so on.....until you finish the house. If you miss a day of work in putting the bricks, you are delaying the construction and the more you delay it, the longer it will take you to enjoy the finished home. The beginning is always harder and that's when your desires will try to set you back and your mind will tell you "it's ok you start tomorrow" or.. "you are taking it too hard"... or you simply won't feel like doing it. There will be lots of excuses that will delay the enhancement of your soul.

 

In other words, the more you do it, the easier it becomes for your body and soul to call for it, specially if when you are doing it you are contemplating on what you are saying and remembering all the blessings that Allah swt bewstows upon you and your beloved ones. The more bricks you pile up the more shape the house will have and when you start seeing that the house is having a form and is looking good, the more excited you will be to finish it. Of course by finish I mean for us to maintain that self-discipline to the point that nothing makes us go back and that in itself is hard, you may reach that self-discipline for some period in your life and then fall back and coming back up is hard but it is always possible! The key is to have determination and being aware that the beginning is hard but usually even after 2 weeks or a month of work you start seeing results :) and it is totally proven that when you ask Allah swt to help you in achieving closeness to him and in helping you redirect your energy in actions that please him, he helps you!!

 

May Allah swt grant you success!

Edited by katyushka

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:bismillah:

:salam:

On 11/25/2014 at 3:45 PM, Shabbar-E-Shabbir said:

Salaams,

 

Can anyone share what has worked well for them in terms of self-discipline in persisting in certain actions?

 

an example of which can be waking up in the night for salatul layl/fajr or pushing one self to study or any acts of worship such as reading/memorising the Qur'an

 

much appreciated!

With Duas

Persisting in action should accompany persisting in knowledge and learning for oneself. How come nafs is 'nafs ammarah be su' as Ayatollah Javadi Amoli said, "but it can be nafs ammarah be hosn".

Me: Imagine people doing bad things and persisting without repentance, how can they manage to live in dirtiness like a pig and at the same time be active. And we have difficulty to have activeness and persistence, why is it so. Is it because they are death despite they eat and perform physical activeness. And we are not alive! What do you mean self discipline is it not general, when we talk about ethic and moral we should try to be extra detailed and precise to achieve our goal. We talk about things we do not see, and it requires we write and contemplate and help each other.

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