Monday, April 23, 2018
Assalam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatahu

*NAFS'~ IS LIKE A WILD HORSE*{!}'HE HAS SUCCEEDED WHO PURIFIES IT

*NAFS'~ IS LIKE A WILD HORSE*{!}'HE HAS SUCCEEDED WHO PURIFIES IT*~{نَفْس}~{*QURAN*!}~[Beneficial]~

'Alhamduli'Allahi Rabbil-'Aalameen'  wa-Salaatu wa-Salaamu `Alaa Ashrafil-Anbiyaa-e- wal-Mursaleen ~`Amma  Baa`d~  

 Assalaamu `Alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuhu.

The Soul { Nafs نَفْس } Is Like A Wild Horse'...{!}

'And by the soul and He who proportioned it'~

Transliteration...Faalhamaha fujooraha wataqwaha.

Translation:'And inspired it [with discernment of] its wickedness and its righteousness'~

Transliteration...Qad aflaha man zakkaha.

Translation:'He has succeeded who purifies it'~

Transliteration...Waqad khaba man dassaha.

Translation:'And he has failed who instills it [with corruption]'.

{Source...{'QURAN' ~Surat Ash-Shams 91 ... Ayah #'s 7-8-9 & 10  }

When someone possesses a horse, on which they depend  for their livelihood and transportation, 

 it becomes imperative that the horse be tamed  so as to display the utmost obedience.

  If this horse is, at first, wild then its owner would try to control it through any means ,by jumping on it, pulling its reins, tying it, etc.If this person is successful at gaining control of the horse, then the horse will obey their every command

 However, if this person leaves their horse untamed  it will remain wild and disobedient...!

Such is the parable of the Soul~{ Nafs }~

The 'Nafs' [soul] must be trained regarding its inclinations. 

 The internal struggle that every Muslim faces is when one has a conflicting goal with their Nafs...!

 In other words...your 'Nafs' wants one thing and your 'Iman' (Faith) causes you to want another thing.

Overcoming the inclinations of your 'Nafs' is  a difficult and sometimes painful process. 

Like the person who tames his horse, one mustendure through the difficulty

and struggles in order to gain control. It is important to remain steadfast in the process; 

 for, if one was to give up after receiving the slightest resistance, this trains the horse that

 all it needs to do is remain stubborn in order to get what it wants...{!}

Thus...giving in to the demands of the 'Nafs' makes the process of taming your 'Nafs' even harder .Instead, one must abide by the principle of delayed gratification.

 DelayedGratification ..  Putting off some pleasure in order to have greater gratification at a later point. 

For example... you struggle against your 'Nafs'{which may want to sleep or rest} in order to pray

 'Qiyaam' {the night prayer} 

 At first this is difficult, but in time a routine is built. 

Eventually... the reward you receive from Allah {Azza Wa Jall }outweighs any discomfort you may have faced{!}

And the Mercy of Allah is that He continues to make this process easier as time goes on,

and as your reward increases even further {!}

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A Lil word of Caution:

 The longer we wait to tame our soul, the harder the process will be.

Purification of the soul is like a bitter pill...{!}

At first you hate it- because it causes you pain,tastes bad, etc etc ~but you tolerate it.

Then, as its positive effects begin to show you begin to like it...then you begin to love it.

Until finally…you cannot live without it.{'Subhan Allah'{!!!}}

  ~My 'Salaams' To  All ~    

  Courtesy: SISTER Y a s m i n.                                      

 "All that is on earth will Perish. But will abide {Forever} 

 the Face of thy Lord, full of Majesty, Bounty and Honour"

 {'Quran'- Surah Al-Rahman-55.26-27 }

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'Wasting time is Worse than Death!

Because Death Separates you from this World

 Whereas wasting Time Separates you from Allah'.

Ibn Qayimm Al-Jawziyyah.(r)

I Want to Die With my Forehead on the Ground! 
The Sunnah in my Heart, Allah on my Mind, 
Qur'an on my Tongue, and Tears in my Eyes!

'In Shaa Allah'! 

' Son of Adam! You are nothing but a number of days, whenever 

each day passes then part of you has Gone.

 {Al-Hasan Al-Basree (r)}

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