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Discovering One’s Flaws

Ibn`Atta': Discovering One’s Flaws

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: “Trying to discover the flaws within you is better than trying to discover the worlds hidden from you.” One may start his journey to Allah the right way. But unfortunately, he might feel self-conceit or feel that he is doing Allah a …

I'm Severely Critical of My Thoughts and Ideas

I'm Severely Critical of My Thoughts and Ideas

Answer: Salam ‘Aleikom,  What is most likely happening is that you have a very strong melancholic or phlegmatic personality type which tends to be extremely self-critical. People of the melancholic type tend to criticize others as well as themselves and hold everyone to an extremely high (and often impossible to attain) standard. People of the …

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