The Thirteenth Talk Shunning the permissible
for shunning the taboo
He becomes careful in the use of such permissible things
that give him doubt that their use might make him avoid
certain mandatory things.
For example, it is permissible to remain awake till
mid-night in conversation with friends. In that time
there can be two or three rounds of eating snacks. But,
if one sleeps late on a full stomach, he might find
it difficult to stir out of his bed for the Fajr
prayer that is mandatory. Therefore, a pious person
develops such a faculty in his nature that he takes
care to avoid every permissible thing that might cause
difficulty in performance of his mandatory duties.