Knowledge and its Effects on Purifying Souls (25074)
From the book:
Purifying the souls is important in this time of temptations. Which may turn one away from good deeds and make indulge in evil deeds. Abdullah ibn Al-Mubarak, on of the successors of the Prophet's companions, said in his time,
"In the past, the righteous people were doing good deeds voluntarily. Our own selves, unfortunately, do good deeds with reluctance; and hence we should force ourselves to do good deeds."
He said this at a time [of righteousness], what about our era when some temptations and seductions prevent one from worship.