When a question of guidance comes up in your life, listen to teachers and authorities, but also place the question in your heart and sincerely ask your heart for guidance. In stillness, become aware of feelings and insights that arise and pay attention to them. With practice, you will learn to discern between the voice of your ego and the voice of your higher self. The Qur'an says that the heart never falsifies what it sees.

Jamal Rahman in Sacred Laughter of the Sufis: Awakening the Soul with the Mulla's Comic Teaching Stories & Other Islamic Wisdom