Wednesday, 3 September 2008

The Arrogant Nafs!

When Allah created the intellect, He said
  • O intellect, turn away. And it turned away.
  • O intellect, turn and come. And it turned and came.
  • O intellect, who am I? It said, “You are Allah, Lord of the worlds.”
When Allah created the nafs, He said
  • Turn and come. And it turned away.
  • Turn away. And it turned and came.
  • O nafs, who am I? It said, “You are you and I am I."
Allah overcame the nafs with hunger, and it was humbled. Allah said
  • O nafs, turn away. And it turned away.
  • O nafs, come. And it came.
  • O nafs, who am I? And the nafs said, “You are Allah, Lord of the worlds."
Source: taken from a Sunnipath lecture

2 comments:

mOi said...

:)

The nafs becomes anything but humble these days when inflicted with hunger.

Saira Andleeb said...

i don't know but i see people rowing everywhere ... more than usual in Ramadan :S ... which doesn't look like the outcome of a tamed nafs.