Be counted among the Righteous

Abu Is’haaq Ebrahim Ibne Ad’ham said to a man during the tawaaf; “Remember dear brother, you will never be counted among the righteous ones until you have crossed six bridges:

1 That you close the door of favours on yourself and open the door of hardship for yourself;
2 That you refrain from love of honour and prefer humility;
3 That you refrain from comfort and accept hardship;
4 That you discard love of sleep and enforce on yourself love of remaining awake – for ibaadah;
5 That you discard riches and prefer poverty; and
6 That you disassociate yourself from hoping and prepare for death.”

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