Nafsun Mutma'innah (Content Soul)
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Nafsun Mutma'innah (Content Soul)
The soul is one, but depending on the actions of an individual itgoes through different stages and can be characterised by any ofthe following three terms:1. Nafsun Ammarah.Every human being has nafsun ammarah; this soul always drivesthe body to sin and always compels the body to disobey AllahSWT .It always sinks lower and lower and reduces a person to his whims,desires and passions. When a person can rise from that low stateof nafsun ammarah to a higher state then he reaches a stagewhere his soul is nafsun lawwamah, the intermediary stage.
2. Nafsun Lawwamah.This stage is not as lowly as nafsun ammarah. A person reachesa stage where there is both good and evil in him. At this stage, aperson sins but then feels remorse. His nafs (soul) laments andrebukes him for sinning and displeasing Allah. This is a fargreater stage than nafsun ammara. But we should not rest hereand should try and attain the lofty rank of nafsun mutma’innah.
3. Nafsun Mutma’innah.This is the stage where a person is at peace and contentwith dhikr(remembrance of Allah). Despite the state a person may bein physically, either in terms of material possessions or the body, hisheart will forever be in a state of peace and contentment. This willcontinue till death, if the person remains on course. It is at this stagewhen the angels will say to him, ‘Oh Content Soul! Return unto your lord pleased with him and He pleased with you. Enter amongst my servants and enter into my gardens’ [Surah al-Fajr, 27-30].
Thus, it is our duty as believers to raise the soul from the lowerdepths and from the pits and to sustain it with the divinenourishment of the remembrance of Allah SWT, Islam and theQur’an and thereby bring the soul upwards until it becomes nafsunmutma’innah
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