On the command to continue to perform good actions which are one's habit

Riyad as-Salihin (The Meadows of the Righteous)

by Imam Nawawi

87. Chapter: On the command to continue to perform good actions which are one's habit

Allah Almighty says, "Allah never changes a people's state unless they change what is in themselves," (W13:12; H13:11)

and the Almighty says, "Do not be like a woman who breaks her thread after it is strong, thereby unravelling it." (16:92)

Allah Almighty says, "And not to be like those who were given the Book before for whom the time seemed over long so that their hearts became hard," (W57:15; H57:16)

and the Almighty says, "They did not observe it as it should have been observed." (W57:26;57:27)

692. 'Abdullah ibn 'Amr ibn al-'As said, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said to me, "'Abdullah, do not be like so-and-so who used to pray at night and then stopped doing it.'" [Agreed upon]