SOME MATTERS WHICH CONTRADICT PATIENCE


  Patience primarily means not to complain to anyone other than Allah, not to let the heart feel angry with one’s fate, and not to let the organs express wrath, sorrow, grief and the like in a forbidden way. Relying on this principle, whenever man lets himself do such prohibited actions, it means that he…

DISEASES OF THE HEART AND IT’S CURE


  The types of hearts Because the heart is described as possessing life or death, it is classified into three types:   The Correct and Sound Heart This is the truthful and sound (salim) heart. It is the only type of heart that a person can bring to Allah on the Day of Judgement which…

SHAITAN’S WAY TO DESTROY THE SON OF ADAM (AWS)


  Imam Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said that, Shaitan tries to destroy the son of Adam in one of seven phases. Some of them are more intense than others.  Shaitan would not try to destroy him in the next phase until he fails to destroy him in a previous one. These…

THE NATURE OF INTENTION


  The intention of a person is not his utterance of the words, “I intend to do so and so.” It is an overflowing from the heart which runs like conquests inspired by Allah. At times it is made easy, at other times, difficult. A person whose heart is overwhelmingly righteous finds it easy to…

THE PERFECT SOLUTION TO GET RELIEF FROM DISTRESS


  With regards the question, “Why is it that relief comes after a person has given up all hope in creation and how can one make his heart dependant on Allah alone?” The cause towards actualising this is to actualise tawhid – tawhid ar rububiyyah and tawhid al uluhiyyah. Tawhid ar rububiyyah is to believe…

THE TYPES OF ACTIONS THAT WILL BE AS SCATTERED DUST


  The First Composing something more general than previously mentioned and that is one having deeds from which he hopes good but they end up scattered dust and are altered to evil deeds. Allah, Exalted is He says, “As for those who disbelieve, their deeds are as a mirage in a desert. The thirsty one…