It is reported that Al-Hasan Al-Basari –Rahimahu Allah- said: The slave [of Allah] would remain in a state of goodness as long as he had an admonisher within his inner self and made holding himself accountable his priority. [1]

Reference:

[1] Muhasabat Al-Nafs by Ibn Abi Al-Dunia (1/7); Hilyat Al-Awliyaa (2/146)

قال الحسن البصري:ـ إن العبد لا يزال بخير ما كان له واعظ من نفسه وكانت المحاسبة همته

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