As-Salaamu Alaykum Mawlana and eShaykh staff,
Mawlana I want to ask for permission to punish my ego for 40 days by eating 3 dates, and 3 cups of water as you advised in your book The Nine -Fold Ascent. Insha-Allah, I am intending to practice discipline and increase my love for the Prophet (s) in his suffering and hardship for all of us. I have engaged in backbiting and want to be taught a lesson. May I have your support, please? I love you!
wa `alaykum salam,
It’s up to you.
Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani