Various States of the Self and Cultivating Its Good – Mokhtar Maghraoui

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This lecture is part 2 of a complete series of 4 lectures entitled “Islamic Psychology of the Self”. To play each session press the play icon or scroll through them using the NEXT and PREVIOUS buttons below.

1) The Inner Struggle of the Self
2) Various States of the Self and Cultivating Its Good
3) Seven Keys to Safeguarding the Self
4) The Balanced Nature of the Prophet (P)

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1) Reviewing the Mission of the Prophet (P)
2) The Cattle-like Nafs
3) The Predatory Nafs
4) The Satanic Nafs
5) The Angelic Nafs
6) Cultivating the Nafs
7) How Shaitan Enters Our Heart
8) A Dimensional World? / The Shaitan Amongst Human Beings?
9) How to Incorporate Zikr Into Everyday Life?

An in-depth analysis of the four states of the human being whereby Imam Mokhtar Maghraoui looks at the cattle-like nafs, the predator-like nafs, the satanic-like nafs, and the angelic-like nafs. The imam elaborates upon each of these manifestations in detail in an effort to help the audience learn about themselves, for we must know ourselves in order to help ourselves. What is the happiness of the self? What is the misery of the self? And how do we obtain happiness in order to stay on that difficult journey back home to Paradise? In answering these vital questions and exploring the various states of the self, the imam helps us to realize the positive and negative tendencies that exist within us and just how we can cultivate its good side. This powerful lecture provokes serious self-reflection with a fresh perspective and provides much of the pre-requisite knowledge for being successful in the task of purifying the self.