“When anyone wants to live with God, he must wash with the holy water of truth.

 

Each time he washes, he returns himself to be his real self, but he must open his heart and his ear, to be washed in the water that takes him from this earth and this body to the world of the soul and the heart of God – to the light. He is cleaned of everything and reborn into the heart. Everyone needs to walk to return to live in the real freedom. This is the real place of his birth before he came to this world. You are like the child who first drinks milk from his mother, then after a while, eats food. In the same way, you walk step by step to know yourself. If you open your heart, you can, and He will help you.”

Shaykh Muhhamad al-Jamal al-Rafa’i, Music of the Soul