Moulana Yunus Patel (rahimahullah) further mentioned:

2. Developing the conscious awareness that Allah Ta’ala is with us; He is watching us, He is hearing us, He knows all and everything about us. We cannot hide from Him; we cannot conceal our actions from Him. Then should we not feel ashamed that in His Presence, we are disobeying Him? Is it not shameless that we engage in sins in His very presence?

My respected shaikh, Hazrat Moulana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (rahimahullah) said very aptly in poetry:

 “If you hide and commit sins,

Someone is watching from above (Allah Ta’ala)”

3. Keep in mind that the angels are witness to all our actions; that the earth is recording our behaviour and that all of our actions are being noted in our books of deeds and that we are inevitably accountable to Allah Ta’ala on the day of judgment. In this manner, we will develop shame and modesty, which will make it easy to restrain from haraam.

4. Added to this, our actions are also presented to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). We should give thought to whether our actions are a source of joy or grief to him (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Contemplating just this should make us think a hundred times before moving in the direction of sin.

5. Muhaasabah is taking an account of one’s actions. We should reflect over our deeds for the day and seek forgiveness for the shortcomings and resolve not to return to those bad deeds.We should also express gratitude on good deeds and make du‘aa for an increase in them.

(to be continued insha-Allah)