This posting below is taken from Friday Nasiha.It reminds me of the last four ayat of surah Al-Fajr.Honestly,I don't know what is the maqam of my soul, but I am still struggling to go up to the next level and pray and hope my Lord Allahu Rabbul 'Alamin wil grant me at least mutmainnnah before I die,insyaAllah..
(Setelah menerangkan akibat orang-orang yang tidak menghiraukan akhirat, Tuhan menyatakan bahawa orang-orang yang beriman dan beramal soleh akan disambut dengan kata-kata): "Wahai orang yang mempunyai jiwa yang sentiasa tenang tetap dengan kepercayaan dan bawaan baiknya! -(Al-Fajr 89:27) | <Embed> | English Translation | Tambah Nota | Bookmark
"Kembalilah kepada Tuhanmu dengan keadaan engkau berpuas hati (dengan segala nikmat yang diberikan) lagi diredhai (di sisi Tuhanmu) ! -(Al-Fajr 89:28) | <Embed> | English Translation | Tambah Nota | Bookmark
"Serta masuklah engkau dalam kumpulan hamba-hambaku yang berbahagia -(Al-Fajr 89:29) | <Embed> | English Translation | Tambah Nota | Bookmark
"Dan masuklah ke dalam SyurgaKu! "(Al-Fajr 89:30) | <Embed> | English Translation | Tambah Nota | Bookmark
Notes from Fridaynasiha.com
Stages of Soul
Al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection) Chapter 75: Verse 2
Self-training, or the training of the soul, has been accepted as an extremely important element of the Divine Religion. This training, according to some schools in Islam, has seven stages as alluded in the Quran:
1. If the soul lives only a life of ease in the swamp of carnal appetites, it is the evil-commanding soul (nafs al-ammarah).
2. If it falters time and again while following the way of the Religion to attain piety and righteousness, but each time that it falters it criticizes itself and turns to its Lord, then it is the self-accusing soul (nafs al-lawwamah).
3. The soul which always resists evil in devotion to God and is favoured with certain Divine gifts in proportion to its purity is called the soul receiving inspiration (nafs al-mulhimah).
4. When it reaches the point where it has a relation with its Lord in perfect devotion and sincerity, such that its consciousness is at rest, it is the soul at rest (nafs al-mutmainnah).
5. If it has reached the station where it abandons all its choices and is a representative of Divine will, it is the soul pleased with God (nafs ar-radiyah).
6. When its greatest aim is acquiring God's good pleasure and approval, such that it is always acting with this end in consideration of, "I am pleased with You, so be pleased with me," then it is the soul with which God is pleased (nafs al-mardiyyah).
7. Finally, the soul which has been perfectly purified of all sins and evil morals and has the capacity to be completely adorned with the full manifestations of Divine Qualities and Prophetic will-power and resolution is called the soul perfected or the soul pure (nafs az-zakiyyah or nafs as-safiyah).
"The Quran: Annotated Interpretation in Modern English" - Ali Unal, pp. 1188