Our Salaf: May Allaah have mercy upon a slave who says……!
Maalik Bin Deenaar (rahimahullaah) said:
May Allaah have mercy upon a slave who says to his precious soul:”Are you not the one who does such and such? Then he censures it; then he directs and compels it to the Book of Allaah, so that it has a (way) to follow”
[Source:Muhaasabatun Nafs of Ibn Abee Dunyaa (rahimahullaah). pages:33-34]