Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Purify Your Heart

Allah Ta'la says in Quran (surah Ash Shura verses 26:88,89)
 ,يَوْمَ لَا يَنفَعُ مَالٌ وَلَا بَنُونَ
إِلَّا مَنْ أَتَى اللَّهَ بِقَلْبٍ سَلِيمٍ

"The Day when there will not benefit [anyone] wealth or children but only one who comes to Allah with a sound heart."

While offering zuhur salah this very thought came to my mind. May Allah forgive me for lack of concentration How much concerned we are about cleaning our body but we never give a thought to clean our soul and and Heart, Heart which is the house of Allah.when we love our body this much why not love our heart and soul too that too is a part of our self being.Often we make earnest effort to clean our physical structure, we buy different soaps,body wash, perfumes,attar to beautify ourselves but we ignore our heart and soul.what a person generally does when he comes home back ,first thing he does is to wash his face to make his face free from germs so that his face leaves with freshness and shine but ever we thought to repent after committiing a sin to leave soul healthy again.Allah Ta'la is Ghfooror Raheem ,a sincere repentance will remove all impurities on your heart and soul.
Just like there too many means to clean the body like sopas,bodywash,facewash,perfumes etc.same there are many ways to clean heart too.
First remedy for heart is recitation of Quran.
Allah Ta'la says in Surah Yunus verse 10:57

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ قَدْ جَاءَتْكُم مَّوْعِظَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَشِفَاءٌ لِّمَا فِي الصُّدُورِ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ

"There hath come unto you an exhortation from your Lord. A balm for that which is in the breasts."And We reveal of the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy for believers."

second the company of the pious people.I heard in the bayan of Arif Billah Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahab (damat Barakatuhun) that even if a person remains silent while sitting in the company of pious even then with the barakah of the pious ,they will be benfitted Alhumdulillah
 Third one is to do lots of Astighfar,repentance from sin also remove all maladies of heart no matter how severe the sin is.
Once the heart become clean with sin the comes the time to make the heart fragrant like when we clean ourselves we apply attar,so the attar of heart is:
Zikr of Allah Ta'la and Durood upon our Beloved Prophet( sallallahu Alaihy Wasallam)
Like we make sincere effort to clean our body so should we make constant effort to clean our inner self too,even the efforts are count in Allah Ta'la court Alhumdulillah, no matter we succeed or fall how many times.
May Allah Ta'la resurrect us in state of total purification  of heart and soul Ameen !

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