“Adab” is a code of behavior that is central to Sufism, a way to walk the Sufi path with the correct attitude and true courtesy. On the deepest level, adab is the attitude of the soul before God, the way the soul bows down before its Lord with utmost respect, and then lives that respect in the outer and inner worlds.
It is so easy to get caught in dramas and distractions that take our energy or may even divert our whole life in an unnecessary direction, This is one of the reasons the Sufi practices watchfulness, to remain in a state of inner attention. But nobility of character also protects us, and keeps our connection to our inner light even in the most challenging times.
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