Attaining closeness to Allah Ta'ala

Q: Recently alhumdulillah I was blessed with the opportunity of reading the kitaab of Moulana Hakim Akhtar Saheb rahmathullahi alayh titled "life of piety". In this kitaab moulana discusses the fact that Allah mentions sin before taqwa because curbing ones desires leads to taqwa and if a person has no desires he can never become pious.

As a young Muslim alhumdullillah I am not involved in major wrong but I feel there is something wrong with me that I dont have a great desire to sin. I dont feel inclined to watch tv so often I mean I can abstain. I cannot handle the thought of music and I'm not so attracted to the opposite gender that it makes me fall into zina. I dont like visiting places of haraam and neither do I have major social media platforms.

Does this mean I can never attain closeness to Allah or "crush my desires". I do make dua that Allah grants me a hatred for sins but is this something strange in me?

A: This is a blessing of Allah Ta`ala that you do not have the overwhelming desire. Insha Allah if you use this correctly then the path to reach Allah will be even easier.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)