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Three Types Of Men

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There are three types of men: the dog-like, the lion-like and the angelic.

 

The dog-like are satisfied with bones, table scraps, carrion and defilement.

 

These do not satisfy the lion-like, who crave to control and to dominate people, either by truth or by lies.

 

But the angelic are above this. They direct their wills towards the Sublime Companion.

They aspire to knowledge, faith and love of God. They turn towards Him, find peace and tranquility in Him, place His love and good pleasure above all else.

They take whatever they get from the world as a means to help them arrive at its originator, the Lord and Protector, not to cut themselves off from Him.

 

Compiled From:

"The Invocation of God, Al-Wabil al-Sayyb " - Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, p. 75

Translated by: M. ABDURRAHMAN FITZGERALD & YOUSSEF SLITINE

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