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The state of man

As-salaamu 'alaykum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuh,

Qatadah said: Allaah created angels with reason and no desires, animals with desires and no reason, and man with both reason and desires. So if a man's reason is stronger than his desire he is like an angel, and if his desires are stronger than his reason then he is like an animal.

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Uddat as-saabireen wa dhakhirat ash-shaakireen by Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah

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