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SHAFAQNA – The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) said: There are 70000 veils/curtains/covers for God [1]; meaning there are covers of light and covers of darkness, these coverings that are mentioned in the narration are non-God dependence and attachments. Attachment to worldly tools and materialistic over enjoyments will lead to dependence on materialistic life style which will cause covering of light. But why the Prophet (PBUH) mentioned 70000 veils/covers/curtains? One possibility is that, 70000 are referred to attachments a human can have, meaning the Prophet (PBUH) wanted to say: The human attachments are many. Therefore, with this interpretation, human being can have many attachments which will lead to non-God dependence [2].

[1] Beharul Anwaar, Vol. 55, Page 45.

[2] Rasael Bandegy, Ayatollah Sheikh Mojtaba Tehrani, Page 182.

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