Original Nature (Fitra)

It is said that spirituality is returning to your original nature. This original nature is composed, according to some of the Sufis, of four cardinal virtues:

1. Purity
2. Humility
3. Magnanimity
4. Justice

There is an intellectual way and a practical way to acquire these virtues.

As for the intellectual regulation, it is required because nature obeys the intellectual faculties. The second way, the practical one has as most important thing the choosing of those attitudes, acts and things which remind the soul of the desired qualities and alert it to them.

There are three main veils preventing the manifestation of one’s sound original nature:

1. The veil of nature
2. The veil of convention
3. The veil of misinterpretation.