What do I know for certain?
Only one who has achieved the state of
knows anything for certain

and unable to discern
the purer ones from the pretenders
I must instead begin with the best I have

that cruelty comes from judgement without proper understanding
that understanding comes from learning about humankind
that learning about humankind comes from

walking the path of nafs lawwama
and from remembrance of
the 99 names