Meeting the Sufi Sheikh, and getting rid of ego

Being “fair” when someone has hurt the hell out of you (meaning, has really hurt you) is not easy. But that’s a test we all will go through soon, according to Sufi Sheikhs. Whether one is Sufi or not, we should all be very aware of the signs and moods this world is going through.

The spiritual lesson that is at work – in this time and age – is to wish your brother/sister the best, because whatever one wishes for others will be returned unto him/her. We all know the concept, but to live it is another matter.

What if we are all faced with a quick cause-and-effect life? What if everything we do, we are rewarded for, or punished for, right on the spot?

Contemplate this and be ready for what’s coming. If you are a Sufi then you must be familiar with the notion that we are approaching the end of time. Prophet al-Mahdi and prophet Jesus are soon to make their appearance on earth, along with al-Dajjal (the anti-Christ). Those who are not ready for their arrival will suffer, and getting ready is about getting our inner world ready. Getting rid of all our inner baggage, our hatreds, our egos… is a must.

Prophet Jesus will descend in Damascus, inshAllah!

Ego… that’s the enemy. Ego likes to follow illusion, likes grandeur, loves to be the center of everything. Ego loves fame, money, fun, chaos. Ego loves to compete, ego loves to follow whatever that doesn’t require it to discipline itself. Discipline is ego’s first and foremost prison.

Big egos don’t like to submit to God and to His Prophet Mohammad, salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam.

How do we submit to our Lord? We do as He likes… not only externally… we prepare our hearts for what He likes. God tells us not to look at people’s faults… to look within. Most of the people in this time and age look outside, they fight whomever they think is “attacking Islam.” They lead external wars with others and leave their inner battlefields open for devils of every kind! They lie, cheat, envy and hate, and still think that when they accuse others of being “kuffaar” (non-believers), they are being on God’s side. Do you think Allah loves us to be ugly and hateful? No.

This comes from my Shiekh’s wisdom, may Allah bless him and bless us under his wing.


About 50% Syrian

What is identity? I was raised Arab (of varying origins), with a Syrian mother, and Moroccan, Lebanese and Tunisian great grandfathers and grandmothers. I always felt 50% Syrian, and this percentage mattered to me more than anything else. Love of my life, my late Sufi grandmother, is Syrian... all her bedtime stories were about her life in Damascus. Damascus is where the heart dwells.
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One Response to Meeting the Sufi Sheikh, and getting rid of ego

  1. I was once told by a very wise man that “The ego is the false reflection of the self”.

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