Friday, October 24, 2008

no Rescuer, no Rescuer, except You

The Sick Heart by ibn al-Qayyim

This is a heart with life in it, as well as illness.
The former sustains it at one moment, the latter at
another, and it follows whichever one of the two
manages to dominate it.

It has love for Allah,
faith in Him, sincerity towards Him, and reliance
upon Him, and these are what give it life.
It also has a craving for lust and pleasure, and prefers
them and strives to experience them.
It is full of self-admiration, which can lead to its own
It listens to two callers: one calling it to
Allah and His Prophet and the next world; and the
other calling it to the fleeting pleasures of this world.
It responds to whichever one of the two happens to
have most influence over it at the time.. ..

1 comment:

fadezek said...

jkk for sharing those words.

4 poisons of the hearts;
i) unnecessary talking
ii)unrestrained glances
iii)too much food
iv)keeping bad company

*purification of heart.
compiled from the works of Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, Ibn Al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya, and Abu Hamid al-Ghazali