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وَأَمَّا مَنْ خَافَ مَقَامَ رَبِّهِ وَنَهَى ٱلنَّفْسَ عَنِ ٱلْهَوَىٰ
-An-Nâzi‘ât ( النازعات )

Tafsir al-Tustari

But as for him who feared the standing before his Lord, and restrained his soul from [pursuingits] desire,He said:No one is safe from his desire except a prophet and some of the veracious (ṣiddīqūn), though not all of them. The only one who is safe from his desire (hawā) is the one who imposes propriety (adab) upon himself. The only ones who are purified in their propriety are the prophets  and some of the veracious; and it is the same case regarding character (akhlāq).One day Ibn al-Sammāk went out to meet his companions, who had gathered to see him, and said, ‘I have already given you so many admonitions. Would you like my remedy for you?’ They said, ‘Yes’. He said, ‘Oppose your desires (ahwāʾ)!’But God, Glorified and Exalted is He, knows best.His words:

Tafsīr al-Tustarī, trans. Annabel Keeler and Ali Keeler
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