Presentation on theme: "بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ. HARD OR SOFT, PREFECT OR IMPERFECT, ARROGANT OR CONSIDERATE, REPENTING OR CONCEITED, KNOWING OR IGNOBLE, OPEN OR."— Presentation transcript:
HARD OR SOFT, PREFECT OR IMPERFECT, ARROGANT OR CONSIDERATE, REPENTING OR CONCEITED, KNOWING OR IGNOBLE, OPEN OR SEALED, GOOD OR EVIL, BELIEVING OR DISBELIEVING, SUBMISSIVE OR OBSTINATE, OBSERVANT OR NEGLIGENT, HEALTHY OR DISEASED, GUIDED OR MISGUIDED, CONFIDENT OR DIFFERENT, FEARFUL OR FEARLESS, COMPREHENDING OR NON- COMPREHENDING, PEACEFUL OR TERRIFIED, FACTUAL OR DISILLUSIONED, PENITENT OR ADAMANT, PIOUS OR IMPIOUS, INTELLECTUAL OR UNINTELLECTUAL, PERCEIVING OR NON-PERCEIVING, SEEING OR BLIND, COGNIZANT OR IGNORANT, STABLE OR UNSTABLE, STAMPED OR UNSTAMPED, AMIABLE OR HATFUL (REPUGNANT), SEALED OR UNSEALED, LOCKED OR UNLOCKED, KIND AND MERCIFUL OR UNKIND AND MERCILESS, QUIET OR AGITATED, CLEAR OR PERTURBED, SOFT AND KIND OR HARD (STONY) AND CRUEL, CAPABLE OF ACQUIRING GOOD DEEDS OR EVIL ONES. HUMAN HEART CAN BE
Our beloved Prophet (PBUH) said that “Surely, in the body there is a small piece of flesh; if it is good, the whole body is good, and if it is corrupted, the whole body is corrupted, and that is surely the heart.” [Hadith : Bukhari] Note: If you look at the images of the heart, just a piece of flesh, but it can hold lot of human attributes such as: love, fear, sorrow, etc. That’s why Allah (SWT) ask us to look at His creation, you can find lot of wonderful sign. So that you can be obedient to Him (SWT). Ibn Qayyim rahimahullah said that: “The example of the heart is the example of the king and the limbs are the recruited army. Hence they all go by the orders of their king. If the king was righteous he would order righteousness and if he was corrupt he would order corruption.” [Aljawab AlKaafi]. Abu Hurairah (RA) reported that The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "People's deeds are presented before Allah on Mondays and Thursdays, and then every slave (of Allah) is granted forgiveness (of minor sins) if he does not associate anything with Allah in worship. But the person in whose heart there is rancour against his brother, will not be pardoned. With regard to them, it is said twice: 'Hold these two until they are reconciled'."[Hadith: Muslim].
When they serve, their services are exclusively reserved for Allah willingly and lovingly. When they love any one, they love only for the sake of Allah. When they dispute, their dispute is solely for Allah. When they give, they give just to satisfy Allah not any worldly reward. When they withhold they withhold completely for Allah alone. They refrain from backbiting, gossip, envy, jealousy and proudness. A heart that is polished as shiny as a radiated lamp. This is the sound, healthy, and soft heart. This is the heart of the extremely pious believer. A heart that becomes rarer with the passing time. The light that radiates from it is the light of faith. This type of heart free from any dispute what Allah forbids.
It is the heart of the hypocrite believer who outwardly claims to accept the truth but inwardly denies it for the petty gains of this life. It is also the heart of the Faasiq (the disobedient Muslim) who has not entered Islam completely. This heart perceives things inverted; it sees this world as more important than the hereafter. He persistently disobeys Allah by following some of His commands while leaving off others to fulfill his hearts’ base desires. It craves and strives more for this world than worry and prepare for the hereafter. A solid heart with a knot tied around it. This is the corrupt and hard heart. It is the heart of a disbeliever. It is a heart that has rejected the truth after it reached him. Such a heart is sealed by Allah in punishment of its rejecting the clear truth. The solid heart is incapable of benefiting from the remembrance of Allah and accepting the call towards His message.
This is the heart that contains life but also possesses a defect. It has two urges calling it, one leading it to life and the other leading it to death and it follows whichever of the two that predominates. It contains love of Allah, the Exalted, faith in Him, sincerity to Him and trust and reliance upon him from those matters that are essential to its life. It also contains the love of its carnal desires, giving preference to them and eagerness to attain them. It contains jealousy, arrogance, self-amazement, and love of ranking and sowing corruption in the land through attaining leadership from those matters that necessarily lead to its destruction and devastation. It is constantly being tried by two callers, one calling it to Allah, His Messenger and the Abode of the Hereafter and the other calling it to temporal, worldly matters. It responds to the one that is closest and most predominant at that time.
A Sound / Clean Hearted Person? An Upside Down Hearted Person? A Dead Hearted Person ? A Sick Hearted Person ? Abu Hurairah (RA) reported that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:"Verily Allah does not look to your faces and your wealth, but He looks to your heart and to your deeds." [Hadith: Muslim].
MAKE DUA EAT LESS, GIVE CHARITY FOEGIVE OTHERS FOLLOW THE QURAN & THE SUNNAH, AVOID BIDAH MAKE LOT OF ZIKR HELP THE NEEDY TAKE CARE OF ORPHAN OBSERVE OPTIONAL FAST PRAY TAHAJJUD KEEP GOOD COMPANY DON’T BACK BITE
EAT LESS : Our Prophet (PBUH) said: “Nothing is worse than a person who fills his stomach. It should be enough for the son of Adam to have a few bites to satisfy his hunger. If he wishes more, it should be: One-third for his food, one-third for his liquids, and one-third for his breath.” [Hadith: Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah] GIVE CHARITY: Seven type of people under the shade of Allah. One of them, A man who gives in charity secretly, such that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives in charity. [Hadith: Bukhari and Muslim]. KEEP GOOD COMPANY: Friends on that Day will be enemies one to another, except al-Muttaqoon.” [Qur’an: 43:67] DON’T BACK BITE: "O you who believe! Avoid much suspicion, for some suspicions are a sin. Do not spy on one another, nor backbite one another. Would one of you love to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Nay, you would abhor it, [so similarly, avoid backbiting]. And fear Allah. Indeed, Allah is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful." [Qur'an: 49:12] FOLLOW THE QURAN & THE SUNNAH AND AVOID BIDAH: ‘Follow what Allah has sent down” [Quran: 2:170] The most truthful speech is the Book of Allah. The best way is the way of Muhammad (S). The worst of affairs are the novelties and every novelty is an innovation and every innovation is misguidance and every misguidance is in the Fire." [Hadith: An-Nasa'i]. MAKE LOT OF ZIKR: Allah the Exalted said: "Remember Me, and I shall remember you" [Quran: 2:152]. TAKE CARE OF ORPHAN: Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said, "I and the person who looks after an orphan and provides for him, will be in Paradise like this," putting his index and middle fingers together.- Narrated by Sahl bin Sa'd. [Hadith: Bukhari ] HELP THE NEEDY : Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "The one who looks after a widow or a poor person is like a Mujahid (warrior) who fights for Allah's Cause, or like him who performs prayers all the night and fasts all the day. “[ Hadith:Bukhari]. OBSERVE OPTIONAL FAST: Whoever fasts three days every month, the rust of his heart will be removed. [Hadith: Nasai] MAKE DUA: An-Nu’man ibn Basheer reported: I heard the Prophet (PBUH), said, “Supplication is worship.” Then he recited the verse, “Your Lord says: Call upon Me and I will respond to you, for verily, those who disdain My worship will enter Hell in humiliation.” [Quran:40:60)]. [ Hadith: Tirmidhi] PRAY TAHAJJUD: Narrated Abu Hurayrah (RA): “ The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: “The best prayer after those prescribed is in the depth of night.” [Hadith: Muslim and Ahmad] FORGIVE OTHERS: For those who restrain their anger and are pardoning towards people. Indeed, Allah loves those who do good.” [Quran: 3:134]
Arabic Pronounciation: Allahumma Musarrif al-Qulubi Sarrif Qulubana ala Ta-atika. English Meaning: O Allah, Turner of the hearts, direct our hearts to Your obedience. [Hadith: Muslim] Arabic Pronounciation: Rabbana la tuzigh quloobana baAAda ith hadaytana wahab lana min ladunka rahmatan innaka anta alwahhabu. English Meaning: [Whey say], "Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us and grant us from Yourself mercy. Indeed, You are the Bestower. [Quran: 3:8] Arabic Pronounciation: Allahumma Aati Nafsi Taqwaha, Wa Zakiha Anta Khairu man Zakaaha, Anta waliyuha wa Maulaha’‘. English Meaning: O Allah give my heart its piety. And purify it, for you are the best who can purify it.You are its protector and guardian’. [Hadith: Muslim] Arabic Pronounciation : Allahummaj'al fi qalbi nuran, wa fi lisani nuran, wa fi sam'i nuran, wa fi basari nuran, wa min fawqi nuran, wa min tahti nuran, wa 'an yamini nuran, wa 'an shimali nuran, wa min "amami nuran, wa min khalfi nuran, waj'alfi nafsi nuran, wa "a'zim li nuran, wa 'azzim li nuran, wafal li nuran, waj'alni nuran, Allahumma "a'tini nuran, waj'al fi 'asabi nuran, wafi lahmi nuran, wafi dami nuran, wa fi sha'ri nuran, wa fi bashari nuran. [Allahummaj'al li nuran fi qabri wa nuran fi 'izami. Wa zidni nuran, wa zidni nuran, wa zidni nuran.][Wa hab li nuran 'ala nur. English Meaning : O Allah, place light in my heart, and on my tongue, and in my ears light and in my sight light, and above me light, and below me light, and to my right light, and to my left light, and before me light and behind me light. Place in my soul light. Magnify for me light, and amplify for me light. Make for me light and make me a light. O Allah, grant me light, and place light in my nerves, and in my body light and in my blood light and in my hair light and in my skin light.(1) [O Allah, make for me a light in my grave... and a light in my bones.[ Hadith: Tirmidhi]
Dr. Abdul Hakim, Research Scientist 8624 FESTIVAL DRIVE CALIFORNIA, USA PHONE: (916) 525-1594 Note: The objective of this article is just to satisfy Almighty Allah (SWT), not any worldly reward. Our beloved Prophet (PBUH) said that: “Allah, the angels, the inhabitants of heaven and earth, even the ant in its hole and even the fish in the sea, send blessings upon the one who teaches the people good.” [Hadith: Tirmidhi]. Allah (SWT) mentioned in His Noble Quran that on the Day of Judgment nothing ( such as: your power, property, money, children, kingship, leadership etc.) will benefit you except a clean heart. In order to clean your heart,you have to do the following things: 1.remove all bad attributes from your heart such as: jealousy, back biting, gossip, envy, disobedience to Allah and parents. 2.do good deeds: give charity, help needy, make lot of zikr day and night, pray mid night prayer / optional prayer, observe optional fasts, forgive others, make dua and istagfar, follow the instruction of the Quran and the Sunnah in your daily life, avoid shirk and bidath, etc.