Maulana Shaykh Nazim al Haqqani said, one day in 1999:
“The spirit of all acts of worship consists of three points:
- To keep your tongue from all prohibited speaking, speaking only good words, not bad.
- To keep your eyes from looking at prohibited things, dirty places and actions.
- To keep all your organs from prohibited actions; listening, walking, touching, thinking bad things, having bad intentions.
Without keeping your eyes, your tongues and your organs from what is prohibited, you cannot take any benefit from your good actions.
Like when you are planting something, you must keep it safe and protect it from harm.
We must know what we are doing. Are we building or destroying?
Every prohibited action destroys our building, destroys our physical and spiritual bodies.”
– Shaykh Nazim Haqqani Hz