Qanaa’at or contentment means in this regard abstention from desires. Contemplating about the transitory and perishable nature of the world inculcate Qanaa’at.


Hilm or perseverance means to hold in check the nafs in the face of events which are distasteful to one. This quality of Hilm is acquired by the eradication of anger. One has to contemplate constantly about the remedies for anger. This will be explained in the chapter on Akhlaq-e-Razeelah (The Despicable Attributes).

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