The Language of the Future
Sufi Terminology
by Murshid F.A. Ali ElSenossi

Nafs al Hayawaniyyah
Animal Self

Nafs al Hayawaniyyah - see 'Self - Animal'.

See also: Self - Animal
(Nafs al Hayawaniyya). The animal self. This is the lowest self. It is man cast down to the "lowest of the low". The animal self is totally obedient to the base natural impulses. The one who is dominated by the animal self is unfit for spiritual endeavour because he stands at the extremity of disbelief.

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