Dear friends,

Here is my newest podcast, this time deal with a few religious questions I have been asked by readers.

You can also listen to it on YouTube:

And this is the Islamic text I quote in the podcast:

4 types of people

Shaikh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani said that there are 4 kinds of people in the world:

1st:  Those who have the name of the Lord-God neither on their lips nor in their hearts. He advised that we should stay away from them other than to invite them to the way of the Lord-God. We should also keep our families away from them.

2nd:  Those who have the name of the Lord-God on their lips – but not in their hearts. He warned that these are the most dangerous of all men. We should avoid them the way we avoid a plague. The closer we stay to them the more likely that we will absorb the stench which comes from such people.

3rd:  Those who have the name of the Lord-God in their hearts, but not on their lips. He advised that these are the friends of the Lord-God, and that we should do all we can to assist them and take care of them, for such will earn us blessings from the Lord-God.

4th:  Those who have the name of the Lord-God both on their lips as well as in their hearts.  He declared that this is the Prince of all men. He warned that none should stand up against such a man for the consequence will be terrible. Rather mankind should follow such men.

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