Today, we are very close to a lifetime chance of redeeming and rehabilitating ourselves. Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu alaihi wa salam) said: "In the body is a flesh. If it's good, the whole body is good. If it's bad or sick, the whole body is sick. It is the Heart."
My Beloved Brother, this letter to you is due to my love for you and my responsibility to try and help you to stop and reflect, and to question the status of your heart and the status of your intentions.
Once you do that, you will gain the power, the strength; the tranquility and the belonging and Allah will help you and support you in your stormy condition.
If you win this battle against yourself and you become victorious inside, Allah will take care of the external battle and whatever is happening surrounding you.
Your chance of winning against yourself and your Nafs in Ramadan is very high and much easier than it is in any other time of the year. This means Ramadan is a golden opportunity to win, capture, clean up and know who you are. It's not the storm or the Shaitaan; It's our Nafs. That is why I am sharing with you all these verses of the Quran which emphasizes the importance of the purification of your heart, your Niya (intention) and your goal. If you win it, Allah will allow you to win everything. If you cannot win the internal battle of the status of your heart, you cannot win anything.
My intention is for you to win, to gain victory, to succeed and to be elevated in this life and the Hereafter. This, you will never be able to do unless you win the battle within. I hope you can comprehend my message. I am adding all these verses which actually are of a small amount compared to the rest of the verses in the Quran emphasizing the importance of the status of the heart.
If we are living or associating with sick people, sooner or later we will catch their diseases, especially if we already have some of what they have. Remember! The Prophet (saw) used to make Dua to Allah (swt) in the following way:
"Oh Allah (swt), the One who changes the condition of the heart, Hold tight my heart." Meaning, hold tight, my Eman, my Hidaya (guidance), my Niyah (intention) and do not snatch my Eman away from me.
Please understand that my words are not intended to tell you, "You are not among the believers!" or "You are a Hypocrite!" or "You are a disbeliever!" or "You are a liar!" No!!I love you for Allah (swt)! You are my brother in Islam. You are my giant tree. I respect you and I admire you. I care for you and our relationship makes me responsible to share with you this knowledge to help you, to support you and to save you and guard you and to make sure you can succeed in your journey with the pleasure and light of Allah (swt).
The following is something I learned; If the soil is corrupted, the soil is sick, or the roots of the tree is sick, then the whole tree becomes sick. Similarly, if the heart is sick, then the entire body is sick and therefore the mind becomes sick. You will lose your stability and your journey of Eman. You could lose a lot. Most of all, you will lose your soul, your Eman, your guidance from Allah and your relationship with Allah (swt). But if the water for the tree is pure, the tree will have beautiful sweet crops. It will be very healthy; benefiting itself and others.
Please take what I tell you from someone who loves you and wants the best for you.
"A Mominís heart is with Allah (swt), he holds tight to Allah, Begs from Allah and remembers Allah. Donít deviate!"
My intention is to be aware, awake, and examine you.
If the heart is good, everything is OK, everything is all right. If the heart has problems, our whole life will have problems.
Again... please read carefully what I am going to share with you. You might find some of what I say scary or hurtful at times. But it can also be a beautiful reminder and wake up call to build strength and uplift your journey of renewing your faith, your Intention and your priorities in life.
O Messenger. let not those grieve thee, who race each other into unbelief: (whether it be) among those who say "We believe" with their lips but whose hearts have no faith; or it be among the Jews,- men who will listen to any lie,- will listen even to others who have never so much as come to thee. [Verse: 41]
. Those in whose hearts is a disease - thou seest how eagerly they run about amongst them, saying: "We do fear lest a change of fortune bring us disaster." Ah! perhaps Allah will give (thee) victory, or a decision according to His will. Then will they repent of the thoughts which they secretly harbored in their hearts. [Verse: 52]
Quran Chapter 9, Surah Taubah
Only those ask thee for exemption who believe not in Allah and the Last Day, and whose hearts are in doubt, so that they are tossed in their doubts to and fro. [Verse: 45]
But those in whose hearts is a disease,- it will add doubt to their doubt, and they will die in a state of Unbelief. See they not that they are tried every year once or twice? Yet they turn not in repentance, and they take no heed. Whenever there cometh down a Sura, they look at each other, (saying), Doth anyone see you? Then they turn aside: Allah hath turned their hearts (from the light); for they are a people that understand not. [Verses: 125-127]
Quran Chapter 4, Surah Nisa
Those men,-(Allah) knows what is in their hearts; so keep clear of them, but admonish them, and speak to them a word to reach their very souls. [Verse-63]
Quran Chapter 10, Surah Yunus
Then after him We sent (many) apostles to their peoples: they brought them Clear Signs, but they would not believe what they had already rejected beforehand. Thus do We seal the hearts of the transgressors. [Verse: 74]
Moses prayed: "Our Lord! Thou hast indeed bestowed on Pharaoh and his chiefs splendour and wealth in the life of the present, and so, Our Lord, they mislead (men) from Thy Path. Deface our Lord, the features of their wealth, and send hardness to their hearts, so they will not believe until they see the grievous penalty." [Verse: 88]
Quran Chapter 83, Surah Mutaffifin
By no means! but on their he"Our Lord! Thou hast indeed bestowed on Pharaoh and his chiefs splendour and wealth in the life of the present, and so, Our Lord, they mislead (men) from Thy Path. Deface our Lord, the features of their wealth, and send hardness to their hearts, so they will not believe until they see the grievous penalty."arts is the stain of the (ill) which they do! [Verse: 14]
Quran Chapter 13, Surah Rad
"Those who believe, and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah. for without doubt in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction." "For those who believe and work righteousness, is (every) blessedness, and a beautiful place of (final) return." [Verses: 28 and 29]
Quran Chapter 22, Surah Hajj
To those whose hearts when Allah is mentioned, are filled with fear, who show patient perseverance over their afflictions, keep up regular prayer, and spend (in charity) out of what We have bestowed upon them. [Verse: 35]
That He may make the suggestions thrown in by Satan, but a trial for those in whose hearts is a disease and who are hardened of heart: verily the wrong-doers are in a schism far (from the Truth): And that those on whom knowledge has been bestowed may learn that the (Qur'an) is the Truth from thy Lord, and that they may believe therein, and their hearts may be made humbly (open) to it: for verily Allah is the Guide of those who believe, to the Straight Way. Those who reject Faith will not cease to be in doubt concerning (Revelation) until the Hour (of Judgment) comes suddenly upon them, or there comes to them the Penalty of a Day of Disaster. [Verses: 53-55]
Do they not travel through the land, so that their hearts (and minds) may thus learn wisdom and their ears may thus learn to hear? Truly it is not their eyes that are blind, but their hearts which are in their breasts. [Verse: 46]
Quran Chapter 23, Surah Mu'minun
And those who dispense their charity with their hearts full of fear, because they will return to their Lord;- It is these who hasten in every good work, and these who are foremost in them. On no soul do We place a burden greater than it can bear: before Us is a record which clearly shows the truth: they will never be wronged. But their hearts are in confused ignorance of this; and there are, besides that, deeds of theirs, which they will (continue) to do. [Verses: 60-63]
Quran Chapter 39, Surah Zumar
Is one whose heart Allah has opened to Islam, so that he has received Enlightenment from Allah, (no better than one hard-hearted)? Woe to those whose hearts are hardened against celebrating the praises of Allah. they are manifestly wandering (in error)! Allah has revealed (from time to time) the most beautiful Message in the form of a Book, consistent with itself, (yet) repeating (its teaching in various aspects): the skins of those who fear their Lord tremble thereat; then their skins and their hearts do soften to the celebration of Allah’s praises. Such is the guidance of Allah. He guides therewith whom He pleases, but such as Allah leaves to stray, can have none to guide.
"Or (lest) it should say: 'If only Allah had guided me, I should certainly have been among the righteous!" [Verse: 57]
Quran Chapter 57, Surah Hadid
Has not the Time arrived for the Believers that their hearts in all humility should engage in the remembrance of Allah and of the Truth which has been revealed (to them), and that they should not become like those to whom was given Revelation aforetime, but long ages passed over them and their hearts grew hard? For many among them are rebellious transgressors. [Verse: 16]
. Allah's Good Pleasure was on the Believers when they swore Fealty to thee under the Tree: He knew what was in their hearts, and He sent down Tranquility to them; and He rewarded them with a speedy Victory; [Verse: 18]
Quran Chapter 47, Surah Muhammad
And among them are men who listen to thee, but in the end, when they go out from thee, they say to those who have received Knowledge, "What is it he said just then?" Such are men whose hearts Allah has sealed, and who follow their own lusts.
Or do those in whose hearts is a disease, think that Allah will not bring to light all their rancor? [Verse: 29]
Quran Chapter 58, Surah Mujadilah
Thou wilt not find any people who believe in Allah and the Last Day, loving those who resist Allah and His Messenger, even though they were their fathers or their sons, or their brothers, or their kindred. For such He has written Faith in their hearts, and strengthened them with a spirit from Himself. And He will admit them to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow, to dwell therein (for ever). Allah will be well pleased with them, and they with Him. They are the Party of Allah. Truly it is the Party of Allah that will achieve Felicity. [Verse: 22]
Quran Chapter 24, Surah Noor
Is it that there is a disease in their hearts? or do they doubt, or are they in fear, that Allah and His Messenger will deal unjustly with them? Nay, it is they themselves who do wrong. [Verse: 50]
Quran Chapter 49, Surah Hujurat
And know that among you is Allah’s Messenger. were he, in many matters, to follow your (wishes), ye would certainly fall into misfortune: But Allah has endeared the Faith to you, and has made it beautiful in your hearts, and He has made hateful to you Unbelief, wickedness, and rebellion: such indeed are those who walk in righteousness; [Verse: 7]
The desert Arabs say, "We believe." Say, "Ye have no faith; but ye (only)say, 'We have submitted our wills to Allah,' For not yet has Faith entered your hearts. But if ye obey Allah and His Messenger, He will not belittle aught of your deeds: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." [Verse: 14]
Quran Chapter 33, Surah Ahzab
Allah has not made for any man two hearts in his (one) body: nor has He made your wives whom ye divorce by Zihar your mothers: nor has He made your adopted sons your sons. Such is (only) your (manner of) speech by your mouths. But Allah tells (you) the Truth, and He shows the (right) Way. [Verse: 4]
Quran Chapter 18, Surah Kahf
And keep thy soul content with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, seeking His Face; and let not thine eyes pass beyond them, seeking the pomp and glitter of this Life; no obey any whose heart We have permitted to neglect the remembrance of Us, one who follows his own desires, whose case has gone beyond all bounds.
Quran Chapter 8, Surah Anfal
O ye who believe! give your response to Allah and His Messenger, when He calleth you to that which will give you life; and know that Allah cometh in between a man and his heart, and that it is He to Whom ye shall (all) be gathered. [Verse: 24]
Quran Chapter 45, Surah Jathiyah
Then seest thou such a one as takes as his god his own vain desire? Allah has, knowing (him as such), left him astray, and sealed his hearing and his heart (and understanding), and put a cover on his sight. Who, then, will guide him after Allah (has withdrawn Guidance)? Will ye not then receive admonition? [Verse: 23]
Quran Chapter 30, Surah Rum
Thus does Allah seal up the hearts of those who understand not. [Verse: 59]
Quran Chapter 47, Surah Muhammad
Do they not then earnestly seek to understand the Qur'an, or are their hearts locked up by them? [Verse: 24]
Quran Chapter 24, Surah Noor
Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The Parable of His Light is as if there were a Niche and within it a Lamp: the Lamp enclosed in Glass: the glass as it were a brilliant star: Lit from a blessed Tree, an Olive, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil is well-nigh luminous, though fire scarce touched it: Light upon Light! Allah doth guide whom He will to His Light: Allah doth set forth Parables for men: and Allah doth know all things.(Lit is such a Light) in houses, which Allah hath permitted to be raised to honor; for the celebration, in them, of His name: In them is He glorified in the mornings and in the evenings, (again and again). By men whom neither traffic nor merchandise can divert from the Remembrance of Allah, nor from regular Prayer, nor from the practice of regular Charity: Their (only) fear is for the Day when hearts and eyes will be transformed (in a world wholly new). That Allah may reward them according to the best of their deeds, and add even more for them out of His Grace: for Allah doth provide for those whom He will, without measure. [Verse: 35-38]
Remember what Allah (swt) said in Surah Yunus:
Quran Chapter 10, Surah Yunus
Is it not (the case) that to Allah belongeth whatever is in the heavens and on earth? Is it not (the case) that Allah’s promise is assuredly true? Yet most of them understand not. It is He Who giveth life and who taketh it, and to Him shall ye all be brought back. O mankind! there hath come to you a direction from your Lord and a healing for the (diseases) in your hearts,- and for those who believe, a guidance and a Mercy.
Say: "In the bounty of Allah. And in His Mercy,- in that let them rejoice": that is better than the (wealth) they hoard. Say: "See ye what things Allah hath sent down to you for sustenance? Yet ye hold forbidden some things thereof and (some things) lawful." Say: "Hath Allah indeed permitted you, or do ye invent (things) to attribute to Allah." [Verses: 58 and 59]
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