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Chapter 9. Types Of Believers According To Their Strangeness

The believers in this category can be further divided into several categories. From among them is he whose heart is attached to Paradise. And from among them is he whose heart is attached to His Creator. And these are the ‘Aarifoon (those who have complete awareness of Allah). Perhaps, the Commander of the Believers Ali was only referring to this category. Thus, the ‘Aarifoon have their bodies in this world while their hearts are with their Guardian (Allah).


And from the Maraaseel of Al-Hasan, the Prophet reported that Allah said: “The sign of purity is that the heart of the servant is attached to Me. So if it is that way, then he will not forget (Me) under any condition. And if it is that way, I will bless him with preoccupation of (his time with) Me in order that he will not forget Me. So if he does not forget Me, I will change his heart. So when he talks, he will talk for My Sake and when he remains silent, he will remain silent for My Sake. He is the one whom I have given assistance from Myself.”


The people of this condition are the strangers amongst the strangers and their strangeness is the greatest of strangeness.