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Sep 20, 2016

40 Diseases of the Soul

Various diseases affect the soul. Only a perfect Murshid (Spiritual Guide) can treat them. We should study ourselves and upon finding ourselves affected by any of these ailments, seek a remedy from a perfect Murshid. AlaHadrat Imam Ahmad Rida Khan (Alayhir Rahmah) have mentioned the following diseases of the soul:

1. Showing off
2. Vanity
3. Jealousy
4. Malice
5. Pride
6. Love of praise
7. Love of status
8. Love of world
9. Love of fame
10. Reverence of the rich
11. Disrespect of the poor
12. Following desires
13. Flattery
14. Ingratitude
15. Stinginess
16. Desiring too much
17. Thinking ill
18. Hostility against truth
19. Persistence in falsehood
20. Deception
21. Treachery
22. Breach of trust
23. Negligence
24. Cruelty
25. Greed
26. Adulation
27. Reliance on creation
28. Forgetting the Creator
29. Forgetfulness of death
30. Committing sins openly and not fearing Allah
31. Hypocrisy
32. Obeying Shaytaan
33. Self worship
34. Inclination to idle matter
35. Laziness
36. Lack of fear of Allah
37. Anxiety
38. Lack of humility
39. Self-wrath in which case the anger could be used in the Path of Allah
40. Being lax in Allah’s commands and prohibitions, etc.

[AlaHazrat, Fatawa Afriqah, Page 121]


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