Article: Ten Ways to Avoid the Hellfire
Monday, 29 March 2010
ImageBy Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah
In response to the allegations that 'Uthmaan, radiyallaahu 'anhu, was incompetent to be a Khaleefah, Shaykhul-Islaam brings ten different means by
which the Hellfire may be averted.
Committing a sin then repenting from it often brings about an increase in fear, reverence, and humility for Allaah, which may not have previously
occurred. This is why some of the salaf used to say; a person may commit a sin because of which he enters Jannah, and a person may do a good deed by
which he enters the hellfire. He commits a sin which constantly weighs heavily on his conscious, thus whenever he remembers it he repents to Allaah
and makes du'aa to Him and as a consequence He (Allaah) enters him into Jannah. Whereas the other does a good deed and becomes haughty because of it
so he enters the hellfire.