Monday, April 02, 2007 By Maryam
(as in Holy)
The fact of manifesting fear without conforming one's acts is simulation.
Fear for the common popularity is of punishment or the fact of being deprived from reward. What the elite is afraid of is to be reprimanded and to loose the occasion to approach [God]. As for the chosen ones, it is the fear from being veiled [of the Divine Presence] because of an act of indelicacy [in regards to God].
Glossaire du Soufisme. Ibn 'Agiba. A. Saleh Hamdan)
Glossary of Sufism