The Difference between Giving Up Sin and Being Made to Give Up Sin
Your corpse will not be able to cast lustful glances but that will not warrant one any reward from Allah Ta’ala, for the sacrifice of a corpse is not acceptable in His court. Allah Ta’ala wants us to become His, to sacrifice our desires, whims and fancies while hale and hearty,while still alive and able to commit those sins. Why are you waiting for that time when death will reap your soul and you will be unable to disobey Allah? This will be termed, ‘being made to give up sins’ and not ‘giving up sins’. Voluntarily giving up sins while the choice to commit them still exists within one will entail a lofty stage of friendship with Allah Ta’ala. Bear the burden of leaving sins. If one desires to enjoy the pleasure of Allah’s pleasure, bear the burden and experience that pleasure where in the burden itself will no longer remain a burden.
Source: Patience and the Status of Siddiqueen
Discourse: Aarif Billah Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahab R.A