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Lesson Ninety Five: Throwing Off A Habit

Imam Hasan Al-’Askari (a.s.) said:

رَدُّ الْمَعْتادِ عَنْ عادَتِهِ كَالْمُعْجِزْ

Translation

Throwing off bad habits is like performing a wondrous act.1

Brief Description

Habit is one of the great divine favors because it facilitates difficult human tasks and automates a lot of complicated and necessary aspects of living (such as speaking, walking, etc).

When a bad habit is acquired, it becomes a dangerous addiction and very difficult to shed. So much so that Imam Hasan Al-’Askari (a.s.) has compared the shedding of an entrenched habit to an amazing or wondrous act.

  • 1. Bihar al-Anwar, volume 17, page 217

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