The Three Stages of the Self in the Quran with the subtitle: Spiritual Awakening in Islam with Insights from Various Paths to the One – is hot of the press. The book was released just a few hours ago by the Kuwaiti writer, poet, essayist, and founder of The Interheart Initiative Nejoud Al-Yagout. She called me a few weeks ago and asked if she could use quotations from various books on holybooks.com. She was working on this book The Three Stages of The Self in the Quran that focuses on the three types of self mentioned in the Noble Quran—the lower self, the self-blaming ego, and the reassured self. From there she discusses the possible stages of spiritual awakening. While her personal background is Islamic, the book includes insights from The Holy Bible, The Bhagavad Gita, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the Dhammapada, the Tao Te Ching with insights from Rabbi David Rosen, Dadi Janki, Shaykh Abd al Qadir al Jilani, Paramahansa Yogananda, Karen Armstrong and more!
Download the free PDF e-book here (76 pages) – Updated 13/1/2021 (The correction is regarding the first type of nafs in the Quran in the chapter The Lower Self. The information that scholars are divided as to whether the words in verse 12:53 of the Quran were uttered by Prophet Joseph’s master’s wife or Prophet Joseph has been included in this updated version).