How can I lead a Sinless life?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh
By sinless, we understand you enquire about living a life without committing sins. It is our belief that only the prophets are sinless [Masoom] and they do not commit sins. Everyone else besides prophets could commit sins, but could be saved from committing sins [mahfooz].
There are two most effective ways of inculcating the quality of a sinless life. Allah says:
يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ
Translation: O you who believe! Fear Allah [Surah Taubah/ Verse 119]
The first prescription is inculcating in one Allah consciousness. Whenever one is in public or in privacy, he is conscious of Allah seeing him. He feels ashamed to violate any order of Allah in the presence of Allah. To simplify this, it is similar to a son in the presence of his father. The difference is the presence of the father is physical. Allah is Omni-present. He is Al-Baseer [all seeing]. There is no time that one is absent from Allah. It is such Allah consciousness that restrains one from committing sins. This quality is inculcated by adopting the company of Allah conscious people [the Ahlullah]. This is the second prescription referred to in the verse:
وَكُونُواْ مَعَ ٱلصَّـٰدِقِينَ
Translation: And be with the truthful ones. [Surah Taubah/ Verse 119]
It is common knowledge one gets influenced with his environment. If one sits in a perfume shop, he gets the good fortune of enjoying the sweet fragrance of the various perfumes and feels refreshed. If one sits in the company of a blacksmith, he will inhale dirt and smokes and feel miserable. When one sits in the company of the Ahlullah, the feeling of Allah consciousness and the love of Allah boiling in their heart can be easily felt. The Ahlullah are fully conscious of Allah. They conduct all their affairs as though they can see Allah and have the conviction that Allah is seeing them. While they have the potential to commit sins, the Allah consciousness in their hearts prevents them from doing so and they live a sinless life. Attach yourself to the Ahlullah to be able to achieve your objective of leading a sinless life.
For more information refer to the book: What is the reality of Bai ‘at and Spiritual Reformation? By Hadhrat Mufti Ahmad Khanpuri [Daamat Barakatuhum]. This book is uploaded on our website. Refer to the following link: REALITY OF BAY’AH | http://www.daruliftaa.net/index.php/resources/publications/finish/27-publications/938-the-reality-of-bayah-modified-version
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
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