YOUR FAITH WITH ‘THERE IS NO DEITY BUT GOD’.”1
needs to renew, to refresh, his faith because both he and his
personal world are being continually renewed. An individual
acquires or is transformed into a different individuality
every year or every month, or even every day or every hour.
Being subject to the passage of time, he puts on, like a
model, the form of individuality every day.
himself undergoes such changes and renewals, so too, the
transient world he inhabits passes and is replaced by a new
one: every day a new world opens its doors to man.
is the light of the life of each and every individuality which
a man acquires during his lifetime, and it is also the light
of each of the worlds that he inhabits. As for the formula,
There is no deity but God, it is the key with which to obtain
man is constantly under the influence of his carnal self, his
fancies and desires which, together with Satan, resort,
enabled by the man’s own heedlessness, to many devices to
injure his faith and cut off its light through evil doubts and
suggestions. Furthermore, since it is contrary to Shari‘a
(and, according to some leading scholars, indicative of
unbelief) to leave go of certain words and actions, it is wise
for a believer to refresh his faith again and again, every
day, even every hour.
Majma‘ al-Zawa’id, 1:52.