Cleaning my self [Nafs (نَفْس)]

Question:

In Surah Shams Allah says you will be successful if you able to clean your nafs (self). I need some knowledge about it.

1) How can I recognize my nafs that he is sitting inside me?
2) How can I know this thought is coming from my nafs or from me?
3) How can I control him?
4) How can I clean him?
5) What are his biggest tricks?
6) What is week point of my nafs?

Thanks

Answer:

Audhu billahi min ash-shaytan ir-rajim
Bismi-l lāhi r-rahmāni r-rahīm

Wa `alaykumu s-salāmu wa rahmatu l-lāhi wa barakatuh,

To defeat the ego you need first to acknowledge that you cannot do it by yourself and you need to take the hand of a Master who will train and educate you in the science of tazkiyatu-nafs.

You may read this advice from Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani insh Allah

And Allah knows best,

Wissam

About Imam Wissam

Imam Wissam is a student of Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani and Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani for the past 15 years.
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