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Lesson 014 October 2, 2011

Posted by istislaam in King of Limbs (Heart), Nullifiers of Good Deeds.
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Bismillaah, wa`l-hamdulillaah, wa`s-salaatu wa`s-salaamu ‘alaa rasoolillaah.

Lesson 014

[Types of Hearts and Diseases of the Heart]

[Important Note: Sometimes words of Imaam Abuz Zubair may have been mixed up and added within the quotations (or not), and also the translation of the text may have been more related to the meaning intended rather than word-for-word translation… wAllaahu a’lam… This goes for all of these 14 lessons.]

Imaam as-Saffarini, rahimahullaah, wrote, “Know that the hearts are of three different types: (1) The heart that is completely devoid of any faith and devoid of any good, that is the heart which is really dark. The Shaytaan does not even feel the need to fill doubt in that heart; that is because Shaytaan has already taken refuge in that heart. The Shaytaan controls everything in that heart (as he wills), and he is in complete control. (2) The heart which has been enlightened the light of `eemaan, however despite of being enlightened with ‘eemaan it still undergoes many waves of desires and doubts. Shaytaan is always entering and leaving his heart, and sometimes he is victorious (over the Shaytaan) and sometimes he is defeated (by the Shaytaan). (3) The heart that is completely filled with ‘eemaan. (This heart) is like a sky, it is guarded just like the sky is guarded, and Shaytaan cannot attack this heart. The heavens which Allaah subhaanahu wa ta’ala has guarded with these stars have no more of value than the heart of a believer. Just as the heavens are where the angels reside, and the heavens are the origins of Allaah’s Revelations, likewise the heart of a believer is a place of residence for Tawheed of Allaah subhaanahu wa ta’ala. So to Allaah subhaanahu wa ta’ala the heart of the believer is more important than the sky. Which Shaytaan will attack a heart as strong as that? Each time the Shaytaan tries to steal any element of faith from this heart, suddenly he will find that his yaqeen (certainty in the believer’s heart) comes into place (blocking seeding of doubts by Shaytaan). Likewise a person with a heart like this, his du’aa` comes to his support (by seeking refuge in Allaah). Likewise his love for Allaah and his love to be close to Allaah will act as a sword against any devilish scheme. Despite of that sometimes Shaytaan may be able to mislead this person in some aspects for he is still a human being.”



Lesson 013 August 8, 2010

Posted by istislaam in Commands and Prohibitions, King of Limbs (Heart), Taqwah.
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I begin with the Name of Allaah, the most Merciful, the One Who bestows Mercy

Verily all praises are due to Allaah, and may the Salaah and Salaam of Allaah be upon His Messenger. To proceed:

Adaab Shar’eeyah [Lesson 013]

[Commands, Prohibition and the Root of Actions]

  • Classifying Commands and Prohibitions

The Naadhim wrote, “The one who seeks perfection should protect his limbs from what Allaah subhaanahu wa ta’ala has forbidden, then he shall be guided.”

The Shaarih wrote, “There are a number of things that we have been told not to do. A person should prevent his limbs from engaging in things that Allaah and His Messenger sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam told us not to engage in (with no uncertain terms).”

This is considered haraam, and approaching this would be a sin.


Lesson 012 June 16, 2010

Posted by istislaam in Knowledge and Certainty.
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I begin by seeking aid in Allaah, the most Merciful, the One Who bestows Mercy

Verily all praises are due to Allaah, and may the Salaah and Salaam of Allaah be upon His Messenger. To proceed:

Adaab Shar’eeyah [Lesson 012]

[Negligence in the Trust of Knowledge]

 A person can either be irresponsible towards the trust of knowledge by either falling into extremism or transgression (for example, concealing knowledge from the people) or by being negligent of the trust.

How can a person negligent towards the trust?

Imaam as-Saffarini wrote, “As far as being negligent is concerned with respect to the trust of knowledge that can happen by (1) a person lying with respect to knowledge, (2) not acting according to what a person knows, (3) or by giving this knowledge to those who do not deserve this knowledge, and (4) not upholding the dignity that comes with knowledge (the sanctity of knowledge itself).”