THE SECOND STAGE OF PURIFICATION
PURIFICATION OF THE MIND
A person carries out sin with one or more of his seven sensual organs when a sinful thought enters your mind you then make the intention to carry it out in your heart. In the beginning, the sin is presented in the form of a small sparkle and thought, and at this point, it is easy to save yourself. However, if the sparkle turns into a flame it takes over the whole heart and mind which subsequently leads to the person using his organ to carry out the sin.
In order to tackle the sparkle or devilish thought from entering, settling, or expanding in one’s mind, you are practically trained in the second stage to purify the mind from Shaytanic and evil thoughts and taught how to preoccupy yourself with the remembrance of Allah. In the event that an evil thought does enter and settle in one’s mind, you are taught how to practically extinguish, extract, and prevent it from reoccurring in the future.
In this stage, there are ten levels in which you are practically trained on how to purify the mind from devilish and evil thoughts for a consecutive period of thirty days at a time. In the second level of this stage, you are trained to conquer the devilish thoughts on conception, the settled thoughts, and also how to extinguish them. In the subsequent levels, you are taught how to remain occupied in the remembrance of Allah. By the end of the second stage, whoever successfully completes the ten levels will have purified his thoughts and mind and will become firmly established in the remembrance and presence of Allah and in the love of His Messenger (Salallahu alayhi wasalam).
If you remain in his remembrance of Allah by not entertaining any sinful thought, it becomes easier for you to disregard the evil desire and save yourself from committing the sin in the future.
Disciplinary rules to protect the Mind