No matter who you are, where you are from, your level of piety, your level of knowledge of deen, at some point in this life you will be asked to sell your soul. Maybe you will be offered a high price for your soul — wealth, fame, success. Or maybe you will be offered something minuscule — a moment of pleasure, a momentary boost to the ego, brief recognition from friends or colleagues. Whatever the case may be, the decision — and when I say “the decision,” I mean THE decision — is in your hands. So prepare yourself for that inevitable junction in your life. Practice fortitude (istiqama), repentance (tawba), and abject humility and reverence (khashya) before your Master so that He will guide you and envelop you in His mercy.