A spiritual aspirant wrote,
‘The similitude of my nafs is that of of slime covered slithery pig. Restraining it from indulging in sinful is extremely challenging. It wiggles violently and fights ferociously if I try to control it. Getting hold of this slippery, powerful and agile brute is extremely difficult.
Please, make supplication (dua) that Allah gives me the determination and courage to rein this beast. And facilitates this process effectively for me.’
Shaikh Dr Hafeezullah Madani (Allah have mercy on him) replied,
An explicit and vivid similitude indeed.’
Makkah e mukarramah, 1424