The Origins Of Wrongdoing

Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:

The origins of wrongdoing are three:

1. Arrogance: It is that which drove Iblees to that which it drove him (i.e. to commit that which Iblees committed).

2. Desire: It is that which caused Aadam to be expelled from the Paradise.

3. Jealousy: It is that which caused one of the sons of Aadam to transgress against his brother.

Therefore, whoever is protected from the evil of these three (traits) then indeed he has been protected from evil. For disbelief is from arrogance; disobedience from desires; and transgression and oppression from jealousy.

Source: al-Fawaa-id, 1/58

Translated by: Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
18th of Dhul Hijjah, 1435 (12th of October, 2014)
Masjid Nur Allah, LeFrak City, Corona, NYC

Original Arabic

:قال ابن القيم -رحمه الله

:أصول الخطايا كلُّها ثلاث
،الكِبر وهو: الذي أصار إبليسَ إلى ما أصاره
،والحرص وهو: الذي أخرج آدم من الجنَّة
.والحسد وهو: الذي جرّأ أحد ابني آدم على أخيه
.فمن وُقِيَ شرَّ هذه الثلاث فقد وقي الشرَّ، فالكفر من الكبر، والمعاصي من الحرص، والبغي والظلم من الحسد

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