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The medicine of the heart

The medicine of the heart

“The medicine of the heart is in five things: reading the Qur’an and pondering over its meaning, having an empty stomach, praying at night (qiyaam al-layl or tahajjud), beseeching Allah at the time of suhoor, and keeping company with righteous people.”

A saying of Yahya bin Muaadh (May Allah be pleased with him)

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When the heart dies

When the heart dies

Umar Ibn Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him) once said to Al Ahnaf bin Qais (May Allah be pleased with him)

“Oh Ahnaf, the more one laughs, the less dignity will he possess. Whoever jokes (excessively) is a person who will be taken lightly. Whoever does something frequently will be known by that thing. Whoever speaks often, errs often. The more often one errs, the less modesty he will possess. Whomever has a low level of modesty will also have a low level of piety, and when one has a low level of piety, then his heart dies.”

[Sifatus-Safwah]

Purification of the heart

Purification of the heart

“The heart becomes sick, as the body becomes sick, and its remedy is at-Tawbah (repentance) and protection [from transgression]. It becomes rusty as a mirror becomes rusty, and its clarity is obtained by remembrance [of Allah]. It becomes naked as the body becomes naked, and its beautification is at-Taqwa [fear of Allah]. It becomes hungry and thirsty as the body becomes hungry, and its food and drink are knowledge, love [for Allah and His sake], dependence [upon Allah], repentance and servitude.”

[Al-fawaid of Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (May Allah have mercy upon him)]

The best of people

The best of people

It is reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked,

“Who are the best of people?” So He (peace be upon him) replied: “the one with a clean heart and truthful tongue.” They asked: “We understand a truthful tongue, but what does a clean heart mean?” He (peace be upon him) answered: “It is the heart of one that is pious, pure, and is free of sin, transgressions, hatred and Hasad (envy and jealousy).”

[Ibn Majah]

Seeking refuge from four things

Seeking refuge from four things

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him) it is related that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) used to say,

“O Allah, I seek refuge in you from four things: Knowledge which does not benefit, a heart which is not submissive, a soul which has an insatiable (i.e. greedy, never satisfied) appetite, and a supplication which is not heard.”

[Abu Dawood]

The heart

The Heart

On the Authority of Nu’man bin Bashir (may Allah be pleased with him) it is related that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said,

“…Indeed there is in the body a piece of flesh
which if it is sound then the whole body
is sound, and if it is corrupt then the
whole body is corrupt. Indeed it is
the heart.”

[Bukhari and Muslim]


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