The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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Faith can be defined by two words, "self-confidence" and "certainty in expectation." Faith in no way signifies certainty without expectation, nor confidence with evidence. All things in life are appointed from eternity for a certain time; every experience and every knowledge comes in its own time. No doubt in this free will plays a certain part, as destiny plays a great part. We make our road in life by our expectations. Things that we have not attained to we look forward to, and hope to attain; ideals that we wish to reach we expect to reach some day. And that which determines our success in attaining our ideal is faith. It is faith that uncovers things veiled with a thousand covers, it is faith that attracts things almost out of reach. The distance between heaven and earth, the difference between life and death can be bridged by faith.