“Beware! There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoilt the whole body gets spoilt and that is the heart.”
Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla mentions the heart or “qalb” in the Qur’an more than 130 times.
From a scientific perspective it is a muscle that carries blood around your body. From a spiritual perspective it is the part of your body we need to maintain and keep ‘clean & pure‘ through rememberance of Allah. You should know that He is watching you all the time and that He knows the secrets of your hearts.
The heart of the honest person is filled with the light of truth and he has the light of Īmān.
— Ibn Qayyim
What is your heart attached to? Money? Fame? Life? Allah?
“But only one who comes to Allah with a sound heart [a heart devote to Him” Surah 26 Ayah 89; Holy Qur’an.
The Shaytan does not whisper into your ears, he whispers into your heart.
“Who whispers [evil] into the breasts of mankind” Surah 114 Ayah 5; Holy Qur’an.
We can achieve a white heart by remembrance of Allah in every situation and aspiring to fulfill his commands.
It’s not enough to say we love the Prophet Sall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam, we have to follow his sunnah too.
We should read the Qur’an daily but better yet put it into practice.
We should reflect on all the blessings Allah has given us, even if it’s as small as being able to see.
We acknowledge Shaytan is our enemy – yet when we shout/lose our patience/fall into sin we fall right into his lap.
We all want to enter Paradise – but we are lazy to work for it.
We accept that every living thing will taste death – but we fail to prepare for it.
We gossip and find faults in others – but don’t notice our own bad habits.
There is no perfect Muslim, we won’t ever be flawless. We are all human but we should strive to learn more in order to understand our world and then once we know better – do better. “There is no sin upon you if you make a mistake except in regard to what your hearts deliberately intend” Surah 33 Ayah 5; Holy Qur’an.
Perhaps your heart is not healing because you hold hatred, or bad feeling for someone. Someone who wronged you. Someone who hurt you. You have to forgive & let go.
Those who forgive out of love. Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla uses the word ‘affin’ not ‘ghafirin’. Ghaf is someone who forgives. ‘Aff’ is someone who forgives out of love. No exceptions – don’t say someone doesn’t deserve forgiveness because the actual meaning of ‘forgiving’ is giving it to someone who doesn’t deserve it. And always remember that you’re not doing it for their sake, you’re doing it for the sake of Allah.
“Oh turner of the hearts (Allah, the Most High), keep our hearts firm on your religion.” – Prophet Muhammad Sall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam.