View Full Version : Heart – Sayings of the Heart(part 1) Ibn-Al-Qayyim

04-29-2019, 11:57 PM
Bismillah Ir-Rahman, Ir-Raheem. I begin with ALLAH's auspiciousness,whose Name is the Best among all the names. All Revences, All Sanctities and All Worships are due to ALLAH alone. Ashahadu An Laa illaaha illal llahu
Wa Ash Hadu Anna Muhammadan Abdu Hu Wa Rasooluhu
''I bear witness that there is no deity but Allah
who is without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) is the Rasool.''
"O Allah, Shower Your Peace come upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have brought peace to Ibrahim and his family.
Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious. O Allah, Shower your blessing upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious". I am Satisfied with ALLAH as My Rabb and Cherisher, I am Satisfied With Islam as My Din (religion) and I am satisfied with Muhammad as a Rasulallah (Messenger)sallallahu alaihi was salam.(Amin)--The life of this world and the Hereafter, in the heart of a person, are like the two scales of a balance, when one becomes heavier the other becomes lighter.- Amr Ibn Abdullah (The life of this world is a transient Shade, by Abdul-Maalik al-Qaasim)
The heart becomes corrupt through six means: Committing a sin in the hope of repenting, Seeking knowledge and not applying it, Practice without sincerity, Eating the sustenance of Allah without appreciating Him, Not being pleased with Allah’s allocation (destiny), and Burying the dead without learning from them. - al-Hasan al-Basri (Taqwa: the provision of the believer, by Imam Ghazali, Ibn-Al-Qayyim, and Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, Page 30)No one conceals something in his heart, but Allah causes it to be seen on his face or in a slip of the tongue. - Uthman ibn Affan (Uthman Ibn Affan Dhun-Nurayn, by Dr. Ali M. as-Sallabi, Page 133)There are five remedies for the heart: The company of the pious, Recitation of the Qur’an, Emptying the inner self (of vices), Praying during the night, and Crying at dawn. – Abdullah Anaki (Taqwa: the provision of the believer, by Imam Ghazali, Ibn-Al-Qayyim, and Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, Page 29)How odd that some people mourn for the one whose body has died, but never mourn for the one whose heart has died – and yet the death of the heart is far more serious! - A righteous man (The four poisions of the heart, by Ibn al-Qayyim)Guard strictly [the practice] of always inspecting and investigating your heart. For it may have the sickness of doubts or the sickness of desires, and everything has a cure. So the Noble Qur’aan is a cure for doubts and desires. - Ibn Uthaymeen (Ash-Sharh al-Mumti, Vol. 4, Page 22)For the tongue to remember Allaah, and the body to serve Him, one should be free of the impact of others like being busy remembering and serving them. Thus, if the heart is overwhelmed by the servants rather than the master, and is preoccupied with futile knowledge, surely there will be no place for being closer to Allah, or being acquainted with His Names, Attributes, and Judgments. - Ibn al-Qayyim (Al-Fawaa’id)There is no heart with life, awareness, a search for knowledge, and a desire for worship except that its greatest concern would be the search for Eemaan in Allaah, and knowing His Names and Attributes, and actualizing that with certain knowledge and Aqeedah. - Ibn Uthaymeen (Explanation of a Summary of al-Aqeedatul-Hamawiyyah by Ibn Taymiyyah explained by Ibn Uthaymeen, Page 13)The person whose love and reverence for Allaah in his heart prevents him from disobeying Him, Allaah will venerate him in the hearts of creatures so that they will not humiliate him. - Ibn al-Qayyim (al-Fawaa’id, Page 59)In order for a place to contain something, it must be free from whatever contradicts it. This principle applies to mankind and all creation as well as to belief and desires. So, if the heart is obsessed by belief in falsehood, there will be no place for truth. Accordingly, if the tongue is involved in trivial discourse, one shall be incapable of useful speech, unless falsehood is abandoned. Hence, if the body is busy doing wrong actions, then acts of worship will be inapplicable unless these contradictory actions are abandoned. - Ibn al-Qayyim (al-Fawaa’id)The signs of a pure and healthy heart are: 1) One considers himself as belonging to the next world and not this world. He is a stranger in this world anxious to reach his abode in the Hereafter. 2) One continues to be upset with himself any time he commits a sin until he finally and completely repents to Allah. 3) One is more upset and unhappy if he misses his daily recitation of the Qur’an and dhikr, than if he had lost his wealth. 4) One finds greater pleasure worshipping Allah than any pleasure in eating and drinking. 5) One’s worries and concerns about this world leave him whenever he begins his formal prayers. 6) One’s only concern and worries are about Allah and doing deeds only for His sake. 7) One is more concerned and stingy about wasting time than a greedy person is with respect to his wealth. 8) One is more concerned about the correctness of his deeds than with the performance of the deeds themselves. - Ibn al-Qayyim (Ighaatha al-Lahfaa, Vol. 1, Pages 70-73)Whosoever desires to purify his heart, then let him prefer Allah to his desires. - Ibn al-Qayyim (Ighaath Al-Lahafaan, Page 44)So know that the world – and whatever is above it and below it in the water – will not be corrected except when the actions of its people are all for Allah. The actions of the body follow on from the actions and intentions of the heart. So when the actions and intentions of the heart are purely for Allah alone, then it is corrected, and likewise the actions of the body will also be correct. However, if the actions and intentions of the heart are for other than Allah, then it is corrupted, and likewise the actions of the body will be corrupted in proportion to how much the heart is corrupted. – Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali (Jaami al-Uloom wal-Hikam, Page 120)Between the eyes and the heart there is a connection which means that the one is affected by the other, and if one of them becomes good, the other will also become good, and if one becomes corrupt the other will become corrupt. If the heart becomes corrupt the gaze will become corrupt, and if the gaze becomes corrupt the heart will become corrupt, and similarly if one is sound the other will also be sound. - Ibn al-Qayyim (Al-Jawaab al-Kaafee, Page 125)There is no harder punishment than when the servant has a cruel heart and moves away from Allah. Hellfire was created to melt such cruel hearts. The most remote heart from Allah is the cruel one. If the heart is cruel, the eyes will never shed tears. Cruelty of the heart is caused by increasing four things over and above one’s needs: excessive food, sleep, talk, and socializing. When the body is sick, food and drink is of no use to it. Likewise when the heart is ill because of desires, advice is useless. - Ibn al-Qayyim (al-Fawaa’id, Page 156)As for the five things that corrupt the heart, they are those that are referred to: 1) Mixing too much with people, 2) Wishful thinking, 3) Being attached to anything other than Allah, 4) Eating one’s fill, and 5) Sleeping. These five are the greatest corrupters of the heart. – Ibn al-Qayyim (Madaarij al-Saalikeen 1/453)For everything there is a blessing, the blessing of the hearts is being pleased with Allah, the Almighty, the All-Powerful. - Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (Manaqib Al-Imam Ahmad by Ibn al-Jaawzi, Page 276)If you see that your heart is heedless of your sins, then know that your heart is sick. It is not possible for hearts that are alive to accept/be content with being sick, and the sickness of the heart is sins. - Ibn Uthaymeen (Included in the Tafseer of Surat ash-Sharh, Verse 3, by Ibn Uthaymeen)I saw that sins cause hearts to die, that base actions lead to their addiction, that avoiding sins is life for the heart, and that it is better for your soul for you to disobey it. – Abdullah Ibn Mubarak (Gems, Jewels, and Wise Sayings, interesting events & moral lessons from Islamic history by Abdullah Malik Mujahid)When there is money in your hand and not in your heart, it will not harm you even if it is a lot; and when it is in your heart, it will harm you even if there is none in your hands. - Ibn al-Qayyim (Madaarij al-Saalikeen 1/463)The one who is [truly] imprisoned is the one whose heart is imprisoned from Allah and the captivated one is the one whose desires have enslaved him. - Ibn Taymiyyah (al-Wahil as-Sayyib, Page 69)The heart is the chief and its controls man. We must therefore consider the heart, exame it and purify it – perhaps, it contains impurities. Man might pretend to perform good deeds through the limbs but there might be in his heart this corrupt impurity that leads one to the Fire in the end. - Ibn Uthaymeen (Are we forced or do we have free will by Ibn Uthaymeen, Page 12)The heart’s safety and soundness cannot be perfected, absolutely, until it is secure from five things: 1) From Shirk which nullifies Tawheed, 2) From innovations which opposes the Sunnah, 3) From a desire/lust that opposes the command (of Allah), 4) From heedlessness that contradicts remembrance (of Him), 5) From a desire that nullifies purity and sincerity (in intent and purpose). These five are barriers to Allah and beneath each of them are many other categories that contain unique issues which cannot be enumerated. - Ibn al-Qayyim (Al-Jawaab al-Kaafee 1/176)The heart of the truthful person is filled with the light of truth and he has the light of Emaan. - Ibn al-Qayyim (Madarij as-Saalikeen 2/282)No servant has been struck with a punishment greater than the hardness of the heart and being distant from Allah. - Ibn al-Qayyim (al-Fawaa’id, Page 262)Seek out your heart in three places: When listening to the Qur’an, in the gatherings of [Allah’s] remembrance, and when [alone] in privacy. And if you do not find it in these places, then ask Allah to grant you a heart – for verily, you do not have one. - Ibn al-Qayyim (al-Fawaa’id, Page 479)Laziness against the Salaah is a sign that the heart does not long for Allah. - as-Sa’di (Taysir ul Kareem, Page 211)Do not sit with a person of innovation, for surely he will disease your heart. - Al-Hasan Al-Basree (Al-Itsaam, Page 62)There are two characteristics which harden the heart: Speaking much and eating much. - Al-Fudhayl (Siyar A’lam al-Nabula)The person who makes fun of others is often times worse than them. To make fun of people only springs from a heart that is full of bad characters. - Imam as-Sa’di (Taysir ul Kareem, Page 801)People do not pray and say that the religion is in the heart. If it were to be in the heart they would have prayed. - Shaykh al-Fawzan (al-Ittihaf, Page 536)When Allah knows that a person does not want the truth, He misguides his heart. - Ibn Uthaymeen (Liqa al-Bab al-Maftuh, 73)Never does the servant turn wholeheartedly to Allah except that Allah turns the hearts of the believers to him, providing him their love. - Harim b. Hayyan (Siyar A’lam An-Nabula, 4/49)Once the heart has tasted the sweetness of true servitude to Allah and love for Him, nothing else will be dearer to him than that and nothing else will take priority. - Ibn Taymiyyah (Al-Ubududiyyah by Ibn Taymiyyah)A man said to al-Hasan al-Basri: ”O Abu Sa’eed, I am complaining to you of the hardness of my heart.” He said: ”Soften it with dhikr. The more forgetful the heart is, the harder it becomes, but if a person remembers Allah, that hardness softens as copper melts in the fire. Nothing can soften the hardness of the heart like the remembrance of Allah. Dhikr is healing and medicine for the heart. Forgetfulness is a disease, the cure for which is remembrance of Allah. - Al-Hasan al-Basri (Al-Waabil al-Sayib wa Raafi al-Kalim al-Tayyib, Page 142)Whoever would like to know what his relationship with Allah is, let him look at what people promise him, and what Allah promises him, and see which of the two his heart is more assured of. - Shaqeeq al Balkhee (Hilyat al Awliyaah by al Asbahaanee 3/375)A man is the one who fears the death of his heart, not his body. - Ibn al-Qayyim (Madarij al-Saalikeen 3/248)The eye is the mirror of the heart. If a person lowers his gaze, the heart will lower its desires and whims. But if a person looks, the desire in his heart will be provoked. - Ibn al-Qayyim (Al-Fawaa’id)The greatest of these things we waste are two, upon which are founded all other wasted things: the waste of the heart, and the waste of time. Wasting of the heart is to prefer the world over the Hereafter; and wasting of time is to have too much hope. Every corruption is found in the following of desires and having too much hope; and every benefit is found in the following of the guidance and preparing for the meeting with Allah; and Allah’s help is sought. - Ibn al-Qayyim (Al-Fawaa’id)Rusting of the heart is due to two matters: Heedlessness and sins. Removing it is by two things: istighfaar and Dhikr. - Ibn al-Qayyim (Al Waabil as Sayyib, 92)Three things that whomsoever has it his Emaan in Allah is complete: 1) If he is pleased his pleasure is not in falsehood. 2) If he is angry his anger does not divert him from the truth. 3) If he wishes to do something he does not take what is not his in order to do it. - Muhammad Ibn Ka’ab (Minhaaj al-Qaasideen, Page 169)The people with the softest hearts are those who sin the least. - Makhul (Abu Bu’aym, Hilyah al-Awliya, Vol. 2, Page 344)Four signs of wretchedness are: [having] a hard heart, dry eyes [that never cry], extended hopes [about this life], and greed and keenness to amass worldly things (the dunya). - Al-Hasan Al-Basri (Ibn Abi Al-Dunya, Kitab al-Zuhd, 36)Abstaining from lowering one’s gaze engraves in the heart images of the one who is looked at. And the heart is like the Ka’bah, and surely it will not be satisfied with idols. – Ibn al-Qayyim (Al-Fawaa’id)If there is no sadness in the heart, it is spoiled. - Malik bin Dinar (Siyar A’lam an-Nabula 5326)

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