Posts Tagged 'tazkiyah'

Do not look except to the sky

“My Brother, walk on and do not look back,
your path has been covered with blood (i.e. struggles),
And do not look here or there,
And do not look except to the sky…
(i.e turn your gaze towards Allah only)”
[Diwan of Sayyid Qutb (rahimullah)]


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.”


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)]

True Enrichment

True Enrichment

On the authority of Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with Him) it is related that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said,

“True enrichment does not come through possessing a lot of wealth, but true enrichment is the enrichment of the soul.”



Enrichment of the soul means to spiritually enrich oneself through the obedience of Allah, by fulfilling His commands, doing sincere good deeds and abstaining from sins.

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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