The writer and journalist, Dr. Abdullah Faraj Al-Marzouqi, emphasized the importance of soul etiquette, in a new session of the Adabiyat Initiative presented by Qatar Forum for Authors via its social media channel every Sunday. Dr. Al-Marzouki explained that the terms relating to “nasf” (soul) and its derivatives are mentioned in the Koran more than 160 times, indicating that there are three types of soul (reassured, reproaching and dominating). Different terms are used to refer to the soul or self. Islamic jurists, Koran interpreters and Arab linguists unanimously agree that “nafs” refers to the soul. He affirmed that all positive and negative human behavior is driven by the soul, which may panic or despair of the spirit of Allah. He noted that the soul may also order individuals to sin, hence it should be redressed by religion, good conduct, morals and principles because it drives human sensations and actions. Through self-discipline, ethics, good treatment, prayers and fasting, humans can tame their souls to the effect that this life is not lasting forever. This is because the soul is the driver that guides humans either to good or evil. Self-discipline is the key for Allah and people to be pleased with a person, which would be reflected on people’s faces and conduct.
07 March, 2022