The Path to Salvation


In The Name of Allah, The Merciful, The Compassionate

It is upon every morally responsible person to keep the following obligations in mind at all times, day and night:

1. Never acting or entering into a transaction without knowing the ruling of Allah regarding it.
2. Eating, drinking and clothing oneself through lawful means.
3. Trusting in one’s Lord (Exalted is He), being content with his Decree, and thanking Him for all one’s blessings
4. Repenting from all sins
5. Being sincere in one’s worship, by leaving off showing of (riya) and conceit (‘ujb)
6. Not following one’s desires, caprice, worldly aspirations, or the whisperings of Satan when these go against the command of Allah or could lead one towards sin or heedlessness
7. Reciting the Qur’an, reflecting upon it, and acting upon its teachings
8. Learning the sunna of the Beloved of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم, and acting upon its guidance in one’s worship, dealings, habits, and adorning oneself with the Prophet’s صلى الله عليه وسلم inward states
9. Being prepared for death
10. Guarding one’s tongue from detestable speech
11. Leaving backbiting, which is to mention someone with that which they dislike, even if it is true. If it is untrue, it is slander, which is a greater sin
12. Commanding the good and forbidding the evil
13. Being good to one’s parents and relatives
14. Keeping one’s promises
15. Giving in charity to the needy, especially those who are without food
16. Never even coming near fornication (zina)

Excerpted from The Absolute Essentials of Islam by Shaykh Faraz Fareed Rabbani
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