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Struggle with the Self

Def: “nafs” the ego; Arabic

"The nafs has a rosary and a Koran in its right hand, and a scimitar and a dagger in the sleeve." ~ Rumi
“The nafs has a rosary and a Koran in its right hand,
and a scimitar and a dagger in the sleeve.” ~ Rumi

History repeats itself again:
In another land, blood is spilled
In the name of purity
By soldiers hand, people are killed
In the name of piety:
The Babylonic pride of men.

God in whose name
Indulging the nafs, others condemned
As unworthy infidels
Echoing laughs, evil without end
Under Satans spells
Allah invoked without shame.

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