AN ISLAMIC MODEL OF THE SELF/SOUL
Islamic Model of the Self
a. The Qalb (heart) is the center of the human being
b. The Ruh (spiritual and positive) opposes the Shaytan
c. The Pig (greed/lust) and the Lion (aggression/arrogance) also try to influence the Nafs and oppose the Ruh.
d. The Aql (intellect/rationality) opposes the Pig and influences the Nafs
e. The Angel also plays a positive role with the Aql and Ruh, opposing Pig, Lion, and Shaytan
f. The Nafs is the battleground and the Qalb is the master of the decision