Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Hardness of the Heart

Al-Hijrah Magazine

"The 'Abd (slave) is never afflicted with punishment more severe than hardness of the heart and being away from Allah (subhanaHu wa Ta'la). An-Naar (Hellfire) was created to melt the hard hearts. The more distant of hearts are the hard ones. When the heart hardens the eye becomes dry. The hardness of the heart stems from exaggeration in four things: eating, sleeping, talking, and socializing. As when the body becomes sick, eating and drinking cannot cure it; if the heart becomes sick with desires, preaching cannot help it.

Whoever seeks to purify his heart let him favour Allah over his desires. The hearts are the vessels of Allah (subhanaHu wa Ta'la) on His earth. The most beloved to Him are those that are most soft, most strong and most pure.

They occupy their hearts with ad-Dunyaa (the world). If they occupied them with Allah and al-Aakhirah their hearts would wonder in the meanings of His words and His clear signs. Then their hearts would return to them with marvelous wisdoms an astonishing benefits."

Taken from AL-HIJRA Magazine vol. 3, issue 6

May Allah forgive us and allow us to soften our hearts with His Words, ameen.


Dana said...

Assalamu Alaykum sis, how are you feeling today ? Insha'Allah you are in good health. I sent you an email. I hope you got it. Take care then xxx

Claudia Simoes said...

Wa Aleikom al salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. alhamdulilah, I'm fine sis, and you? I guess I got it yeah. you take care too, salam =)

Damárcia said...

Ameen, sister. This is a very important issue.

Zee said...

Thanks, I agree, this is important

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