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Life’s Wish List: Taming Desires of the Self

February 18th, 2018 | by Al Aaizah
Life’s Wish List: Taming Desires of the Self
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Allah SWT has granted a nafs to every person, that creates within him/her certain desires. The desires may be good or evil and depending on these desires, every person makes decisions regarding his/her own actions. This age of digital communication and social media has made it difficult for people to control their nafs and it is easy to go astray and lose track of the road that leads to Allah’s love and Jannah. Desires slowly take over lives and people are led astray. What are the ways of purification of the nafs and what efforts can we make to tame desires should be an important focus of our lives.

This bayan was delivered by Shaykh Azhar Iqbal on the occasion of the Annual Prize Distribution & Convocation at Al-Aaizah on Feb 17, 2018.

About the speaker:

Shaykh Azhar Iqbal was born and raised in Karachi and travelled to the United States for his undergraduate studies. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and did his graduate studies in Economics at New York University prior to returning to Pakistan to pursue his study of the Islamic sciences where he became an alim with the 8 year alimiyya degree from Wifaq ul Madaris Al-Arabia Pakistan. Since his return to Karachi, Shaykh Azhar has been involved in different dawa activities and has established institutions of islamic learning for both men and women.

 

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