Don’t go there



Don’t let things that are doubtful or sinful cross your mind, and if they do stop yourself from continuing the deed. Read the following advice given by Imam Al-Ghazali:

Cut the root instead of the branch – If the first inward thought is not warded off, it will generate a desire. The desire will generate a wish, the wish will generate an intention, the intention will generate an action, and the action will result in ruin, and divine wrath. So evil must be cut off at its root, which is when it is simply a thought that crosses the mind. —Imam Al-Ghazali


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