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Exhaling against the Wall of Light 4 August 2008

Posted by MOZAFFAR in MOZAFFAR, Psychology, Spirituality.

The design of this world is struggle. That is the nature of this world. The nature of this life is a nature of loss. Relief from that struggle is found in the Divine. Prevention of loss is found in certain actions. But, the nature of this world and life is struggle and loss.

We find ourselves, then, confronted with the chief problem of this worldly existence that separates us from angels and animals: the problem of choice. What do we believe. The angels are of light, and without choice. The animals are of clay, and without choice. We are both angel and animal, yet we have choice. The jinn are our inverse. We are animal on the surface, and angel in our unseen. The jinns are angel on the surface, though animal in their unseen. We are from water, and they — our inverse — are from fire. And, like us, they have choice.

What do we believe in? What do we trust? What paths do we choose in this worldly life? The answers are clear, though hidden behind a thinly coated translucent veil of multi-colored reflections of light. The answers are clear, but we have to look carefully for them.

But, in addition to the thin veil of this worldly life, we have the complicated, convoluted veils in our hearts. And that is where we get stuck. And, in today’s world, living in an ideologically driven nation, we have so many veils that such rays of light are heavier on our shoulders than mountains.

And, thus, when we are faced with choices, we should seek out the answers, but sometimes we feel so paralyzed that we can do nothing but sigh…



1. uk - 5 August 2008

Do we usually seek answers with our heart or with our head alone?
On the authority of Al-Nawwas bin Samaan, that the prophet said:

“Righteousness is good morality, and wrongdoing is that which wavers in your soul and which you dislike people finding out about.”

And on the authority of Wabisa bin Mabad, may Allah be pleased with him, who said:

I came to the messenger of Allah and he said: “You have come to ask about righteousness ?” . I said:” Yes.” He said: “Consult your heart. Righteousness is that about which the soul feels tranquil and the heart feels tranquil, and wrongdoing is that which wavers in the soul and moves to and from in the breast even though people again and again have given you their legal opinion [in its favor].”

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