This post was written by Hazrat not the admin of this website. It was featured in the al-noor magazine and has been taken from there.
Many people become perturbed when the thought of sinning comes to mind. We must remember that the mind is like the national highway. While traveling on the highway we sometimes pass some nice vehicles and at times, we pass a truck that is transporting pigs. Now when we find ourselves behind such a truck, we don’t have to be perturbed or get off the highway. All we have to do is indicate, (change lanes), accelerate and carry on.
In the same way, if evil thoughts come to the mind, provided we don’t entertain them and we are not intentionally bringing them to mind, then we should just pass them by and no sin will be recorded for us. For example, in Ramadaan Sharif just before iftaar a person is sitting at the dastarkhan and many delicious foods are placed before him. Now the thought will come to his mind to eat this or partake of that. However as long as he doesn’t eat anything, his fast will not break and he will not incur any sin due to the thought of eating these things coming to his mind.
— Hazrat Ml. Dawood Seedat حفظه الله