Souls Assorted: “What’s YOUR spiritual personality?”

One of the most beneficial papers I’ve read has been the paper on spiritual personality, uniquely combining faith and psychology. Now we bring you a spiritual personality test. Both the paper and the quiz have been in the works for over 6 months. Take your quiz below, and don’t forget to read the paper thoroughly 🙂

“Say: Everyone will act according to their nature, and your Lord knows best who is rightly guided.” (Qur’an 17:84).

https://myspiritualpersonality.yaqeeninstitute.org

https://yaqeeninstitute.org/en/zohair/souls-assorted-an-islamic-theory-of-spiritual-personality/

Sh. Omar Suleiman

Winning Hearts

“I don’t sugarcoat nothin’ for nobody!”
“I speak my mind; ain’t no hypocrite!”

Some people say this in proud boast, while in reality this isn’t always a praiseworthy quality. Noble people have forever been known for their courtesy, sensitivity, feigning naivety, and pretending in order to win people’s hearts.

Abu ad-Darda’ (رضي الله عنه) said, “At times, we smile in peoples’ faces though our hearts despise them.” [Sahih al-Bukhari; Chapter on Kindly Indulging People]

A man said to Ahnaf Ibn Qays, “I don’t care what people say.” He said, “You relieved yourself of what exhausted the people of nobility.”

Some people confuse between speaking the truth and disrespecting others. They fail to differentiate between being straightforward and the fact that not everything that’s true should be said.

Yes, when sugar-coating becomes excessive, a person finds himself in the mud of hypocrisy. But at the same time, when a person is overly blunt, that lands him in the swamp of insolence.

Our salaf (early Muslims) would tell their students to select their words as they select their fruits, and remind them that your words are your prisoners until you release them and become their prisoners!

O Allah, help us internalize the manners of Your Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)

{translated from various sources}