So much kufr today has got Arabic painted on it, Deen scribbled on it in Arabic and we say this is belief! It is nothing other than straightforward unadulterated shirk.
No Cure but You – Poetry by Shahbano Aliani.
Absence – Poetry by Shahbano Aliani.
Our nafs (self or soul) is the greatest gift from Allah to us, and at the same time our deadliest enemy. Rather it is an amanah that Allah has entrusted us with, so we must honor and appreciate it, but also fight and subdue that aspect of it, which will cause our ruin, if we do not guard ourselves against it. The most cited metaphor for it is that of a wild riding beast, which will try to throw off its rider, as long as it is untamed, but which becomes a trusted companion and support in his quest, if he masters it.
Would you know what you came here for,
And be sure what your destiny is?