The Religion comprises of various levels: Refraining from the prohibited affairs and fulfilment of commandments; acknowledging truth, belief in it and being aware of it.  To oppose one’s desires by refraining (from falsehood) for the sake of the truth is something very clear, for indeed most of what is prohibited are the lusts and (evil) pleasures.  It may be that a person does not really desire anything of those (prohibited) things in particular, but he merely desires them due to an opponent. To oppose one’s desires–by way of action– for the sake of the truth is a manifest affair due to the responsibility and difficulty it necessitates, and this occurs from different angles…. [Source: At-Tankeel Bimaa Fee Ta’need Al-Kawthariy Minal Baatil. Vol 2. Page: 180-181 with the checking of Imaam Albaanee (rahimahullaah). Abridged and slightly paraphrased]

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