Monday, April 13, 2009

"Diseases of the Hearts and their Cures"

سم الله الرحمن الرحيمسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
I noticed people recently becoming more active in the Masjids and MSAs (Alhamdulillah). But it brings me great distress to see the state in which the Muslims are in now. Can I ask; What benefit is a good deed without the correct intention? Where does culture fit in to Islam? And will you continue to follow society/culture when it clearly goes against the Quran and Sunnah? Verily, black and white are not alike. So why do you combine them and create distress upon your heart?

Do you suffer from jealousy, a broken heart (from someone who isn’t your spouse), hate, envy or gossip? If one or all of these apply to you than the problem lies within your imaan, renew it. Those things are what the Kuffar suffer from not the Mum'in. If you believe in Allah and you believe death is indeed a reality…reevaluate your life. Why do you not contemplate your purpose in this Dunya? Why do you try to fit in and copy the Kuffir? Have you learned the lessons or are you repeating the cycles? Do you know how it feels to restrain from desires? Freedom is all that comes to my mind. Those habits you loved were secretly at war with you for so long. They taunted and oppressed you. While what you turn away from is the only thing that enables you to achieve true success. Why do you accept a water down religion? Following what you like and disregarding the rest. Where have your manners gone? Is it not sheer hypocrisy you act one way in the Masjid and the opposite outside of it? And I wonder If the Prophet (Salallahu ‘alayhi wa salam) was in front of you how you, how would you act? I bet you would rethink those clothes, attitude and those friends. So why is it you disobey Allah when you know He is All-Knowing and All-Aware. Does it not bring shame upon your face?

Suffering from these diseases of the heart are normal but you have to correct it! Don’t be of those who are heedless and turn those faults into habits. "We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret". No one is perfect, Allah says the best of you are the ones who commit sins but come back to Allah with the purest of intentions.
Remember Brothers and Sisters this life is nothing but a deceiving enjoyment. Do not let the distractions of this life misguide you and lead you into blundering darkness. The Knowledge of the Deen brings light upon light into your hearts.

Ibn Abbas (radiallahu anhuma) recited the statement of Allah:
If there comes to you from Me, guidance, than whoever follows My guidance, than he will not go astray neither will he be grieved. And as for the one who turns away from My guidance, then verily to him is an unpleasant life and We will raise him of the Day of Judgment blind. He will say: “O my Lord! Why have you raised me blind when verily I was a seeing person in the dunya? He will be answered: “Indeed there came to you my signs and you forgot them, so today you will be forgotten. “

-From that what is apparent from the Ayah is that it refers to the individual who received the guidance and than let the guidance go. SubhanAllah, notice this isn’t a Mushrikin but someone who embraced Islam.This is always and foremost a reminder to myself before anyone else. Diseases of the heart transcends religion,race, ethnicity ect, ect. It isn's exclusive to one type of group, community, people and so on. The Importance of this note, is not about the one who suffers from these diseases but to acknowledge them with the Remembrence of Allah.


  1. wow, yeah, it seems Muslims are getting more active around the world and even on youtube, but they end up mixing things and having no proper intention, they just add to the confusion. and the state of muslims in the world isn't chagning on a good note.

  2. Salaam Sister,

    You write so well masyaAllah. It is a good reminder to us Muslims about our imaan! JazakAllah khair!!

    Sis Asha

  3. Exactly Quick it Girl. It's like if you already took that step to create those youtube videos (or whatever good deed) at least take one more to reflect why your doing what you do. I just wanted to remind people so they could be rewarded for what they're doing =). The state of the Muslims won't change until we change the state of our hearts.

  4. Wa Alakyam Salaam Sister Asha,
    Jazak Allah Khair for your kind words. I'm glad you liked the note. The most precious thing we own is our Imaan and yet we don't think about it. Thing's just start to become routine and slowly our Imaan parishes from not getting purified.

  5. Salams,

    I was feeling so stressed out and hurt, So I googled Islamic HAdith and came across this page, and I'm so glad that I did because now I have a renewal strenth.

    Thank You

  6. As salam alikum, Alhamdulilah, very good reminders and admonitions. I heard a lecturer once say that progress isn't better if in the wrong direction. It seems because we are progressing in this dunya, we assume it's good when in actuality, we are losing our basics along the way. It seems Islam has gotten so confusing, and I have been Muslim all my life. SubanAllah, we have to keep tied to the rope of Allah and purify our hearts in order to remain sincere. We may progress materially in our organizations, our masjids etc but our spiritual hearts are regressing. May Allah guide us and help us to be balanced.

  7. just today i was feelin like a hypocrite because i advised my friend and wife about following what is right but i myself wasn't doing the right things at time. jazakkalah khair for the post. may Allah guide me and make me not die except in a state of al Islam. may Allah make me preach what i practice. may Allah make me be silent if i have nothing good to say. la ilaha illa anta subhanaka inni kuntum minazzalimeen. plz make dua for me.


Jazak Allah Khair =)