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Is your Heart Really Healthy? (Signs of a Sick Heart and Pure Heart – Ibn Qayyum)

October 18, 2012 1 comment

One must always strive to purify his heart from sicknesses as that is the only way towards attaining Allah’s pleasure and Paradise in the next world. Ibn Qayyum has noted the following signs of sick and pure heart:

[Source: Commentary on the Forty Hadith of Imam Nawawi by Jamaluddeen Zarabozo http://store.dar-us-salam.com/product/R40.html ]

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Signs of a Sound Heart: 

  1. The person considers himself to be belonging to the next world and not this world. He is a stranger in this world and cannot wait to reach his abode in the hearafter.
  2. The person continues to be upset with himself any time he commits a sin until he finally and completely repents to Allah.
  3. If the person misses his daily recitation of the Quran and dhikr, he is more upset and unhappy than if he had lost his wealth.
  4. The individual finds a pleasure in worshiping Allah that is much greater than any pleasure he finds in eating or drinking.
  5. When the person begins his prayer, his worries and concerns about this world leave him.
  6. His only concern and worries are concerning Allah and acting for the sake of Allah.
  7. He is more concerned with wasting time and more stingy about wasting his time than a greedy persin is with respect to his wealth. Time is one key element that everyone must use for the worship of Allah. Unfortunately, often Allah blesses people with free time and yet they have no idea how to use it, so they simply waste it.  Read more…
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