When a man wants to sleep
When a man wants to sleep, he sits for an hour, for the Sake of Allah, calling himself to account over the things that he has lost and gained during that day of his.
Then, between him and his Lord, he renews his sincere repentance over those things that he lost, and sleeps on that repentance, firmly resolving not to return to the sin when he wakes up–and he does this every night.
So if he dies on that night of his, he would have died upon repentance and if he wakes up, he will wake up going towards action, pleased with the postponement of his appointed time so that he can turn to his Lord and set right what he missed out on.
— Ibn al Qayyim al Jawziyyah
Posted on December 22, 2014, in Purification of the Soul / Manners / Character / Etiquette and tagged advise, Repentance. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.