(Nafs al Lawwama). The Self that Blames.The Qur'an refers to this Self, "And I do call to witness the self that blames" (75:2). This Self is conscious of its own imperfections. Its journeying is for Allah. The Blaming Self is equated with the second rung (faith) on the ladder to Knowledge and to the bowing in the ritual prayer. The Nafs al Lawamma has been set over the greatest of the Sufis, the People of Blame, in order to guard them from any self-conceit.