A Heart’s Journey

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I came across the following article that left me an enlightening message. I hope that you ca benefit as well.

Polishing the Heart

Abud-Dardaa’ (Radiyallaahu ‘anhu) said: “For everything there is a polish and the polish for the heart is the dhikr of Allaah.” Imaam Al-Bayhaqee relates from Ibn ‘Umar (Radiyallaahu ‘anhu) that Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallem) said: “For everything there is a polish, and the polish for the hearts is the dhikr (remembrance) of Allaah. There is nothing more potent in saving a person from the punishment of Allaah than the dhikr of Allaah.” It was said: Not even Jihaad in the Path of Allaah. So he replied: “Not even if you were to continue striking with your sword until it breaks.” (5) There is no doubt that hearts becomes rusty just as copper and silver coins become rusty. The polish for (this rust) is the dhikr of Allaah. This is because (dhikr) is like a polish (which polishes the heart) like a shiny mirror. When dhikr is left, the rust returns. But when dhikr resumes, then the heart is (again) polished. And hearts become rusty due to two things: (1) neglecting remembering Allaah, and (2) committing sins. The polish for these two things is: (1) seeking Allaah’s forgiveness and (2) dhikr

Confusing Truth With Falsehood:

Whoever neglects [remembering Allaah] most of the time, then his heart will become rusty in accordance with how neglectful the person is. And when this (filthy) rust accumulates on the heart, then it no longer recognizes things as they really are. Thus, it views falsehood as if it is the truth, and truth as if it is falsehood. This is because this rust darkens and confuses the heart’s perception, and so it is unable to truly recognize things for what they really are. So as the rust accumulates, the heart gets blackened, and as this happens the heart becomes stained with this filthy rust, and when this occurs it corrupts the heart’s perception and recognition of things. The heart (then) does not accept the truth nor does it reject falsehood, and this is the greatest calamity that can strike the heart. Being neglectful (of dhikr) and following of whims and desires is a direct consequence of such a heart, which (further) extinguish the heart’s light and blinds its vision. Allaah Ta’aala said: “And do not obey him whose heart We have made to be neglectful of Our remembrance, one who follows his own whims and desires and whose affairs are furat (have gone beyond bounds and whose deeds have been lost).”   (Sooratul-Kahf 18:28)

Qualities Of A Guide:

So when a worshipper desires to follow another person, then let him see: Is this person from the people of dhikr, or from the people who are negligent (about remembering Allaah)? Does this person judge in accordance with his whims and desires, or by the Revelation? So, if he judges by whims and desires then he is actually from those people who are negligent; those whose affairs have gone beyond bounds and whose deeds are lost.  Indeed, there is no difference between the living and the dead, except with the dhikr of Allaah; since (the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallem) said: “The example of one who remembers Allaah and someone who does not, is like the example between the living and the dead.” 

 

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Alaa bi dhikrullah tatmaina al-qulub..
    “with dhikrullah satisfaction comes to heart.”

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  2. As-salaamu’alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my very dear sister,

    Subhan’Allah, this is such a lovely reminder for all of us…those who are constantly remembering Allah, and those who aren’t. May Allah make us of those who remember Him often, and forgive us for our negligence. Ameen.

    Here is a great dua’ to help:
    Mu’adh (radiAllahu anhu) reported:
    The Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wa-salaam) took hold of my hand and said, “O Mu’adh! By Allah I love you, so I advise you to never forget to recite after every prayer: “Allahumma a’inni ala dhikrika wa shukrika, wa husni ‘ibadatika, (O Allah, help me remember You, to be grateful to You, and to worship You in an excellent manner).” [Abu Dawud]

    Jazaki’Allahu khair for sharing.

    Wa’alaykum as-salaam
    Love Farhana

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  3. As-salaamu’alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my very dear sister,

    Subhan’Allah, this is such a lovely reminder for all of us…those who are constantly remembering Allah, and those who aren’t. May Allah make us of those who remember Him often, and forgive us for our negligence. Ameen.

    Here is a great dua’ to help:
    Mu’adh (radiAllahu anhu) reported:
    The Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wa-salaam) took hold of my hand and said, “O Mu’adh! By Allah I love you, so I advise you to never forget to recite after every prayer: “Allahumma a’inni ala dhikrika wa shukrika, wa husni ‘ibadatika, (O Allah, help me remember You, to be grateful to You, and to worship You in an excellent manner).” [Abu Dawud]

    Jazaki’Allahu khair for sharing.

    Wa’alaykum as-salaam
    Love Farhana

    Reply

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