Consoling the Heart

24 December 2006 at 4:26 pm 7 comments

Consoling the Heart

The world is the plantation for the hereafter. As far as one’s ability permits, engage yourself in earning good and reaping the fruits of the hereafter. With your intellect, tongue, pen and paper, wealth and all that it needs to make the hearts of others happy, comfort people but do not hurt or offend anyone. Consider this an act of great importance.

The deficiencies and difficulties of this worldly life are innumerable. However, this world has also been created as a fertile ground for the hereafter.

A saint was once asked, “How many avenues are there to reach Allah Ta’ala?” The saint replied, “The pathways leading to Allah Ta’ala are as many as the atoms that exist, however there is no path more beneficial and rewarding than keeping a person’s heart happy and consoling him. I have found Allah Ta’ala through this path and I advise others to do likewise. Consoling and bringing joy to a broken heart full of sorrow is far weightier than spending an entire night in Worship.”

Generally a broken or damaged article is worthless and futile but the heart is such that the more it is broken, the more it is filled with sorrow, the more its value increases.

(Ta’meer Hayat – Sept 2002)

http://www.jamiat.org.za/aj/islam/brokenh.html

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. irving  |  28 December 2006 at 11:47 am

    Alhamdulillah, this is also a Sufi saying.

    Ya Haqq!

    Reply
  • 2. BelovedsCall.com  |  29 April 2007 at 4:44 pm

    JazakAllah

    Reply
  • 3. rebeca  |  5 September 2007 at 2:52 am

    I want to a question?
    is your site SUFFI?

    Reply
  • 4. rebeca  |  5 September 2007 at 2:54 am

    I am sorry my question is
    is your site suffi????????

    Reply
  • 5. MadSufi  |  8 November 2007 at 12:59 pm

    Truly an enlightening post!

    Reply
  • 6. ashraf beary  |  14 July 2008 at 7:58 am

    sukran.alhamdullila..its a worthy book to mankind…..

    Reply
  • 7. sufiyaan  |  1 September 2011 at 3:55 am

    This sounds like sufi site and how can you say a night of worship is not as worthy as consolling a broken heart? utter nonsense

    Reply

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Ten causes that result in Allah’s love for His slave and the slave’s love for his Lord – By Imam ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

1. Reciting the Qur’aan while pondering over its meanings and what is meant by it. 2. Getting closer to Allah by performing voluntary deeds after completing obligatory deeds. This is as is stated in a Hadeeth Qudsi: “My slave continues getting closer to Me by performing voluntary deeds until I love him.” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree] 3. Continual remembrance of Allah under all circumstances, with one’s tongue, heart and actions. The extent of one’s love of Allah is determined by this. 4. Giving precedence to what He loves over what you love when you are overtaken by your desires. 5. The heart being avid of Allah’s Names, and Attributes and the heart roaming in that garden of knowledge. 6. observing Allah’s kindness, goodness and bounties, both hidden and open. 7. And this is the most wonderful, the heart being soft, subdued and meek before Allah. 8. Being alone with Allah during the time when the Lord descends during the last portion of the night while reading His Book and ending that by asking for forgiveness and repenting. 9. Sitting with the beloved and sincere, benefiting from the most fruitful of their speech. And not to speak unless speaking is more beneficial and you know that it will improve your state and be beneficial to others. 10. Remaining away from every cause that comes between the heart and Allah. These ten causes take the lovers to the station of true love and bring them to their Beloved.

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