Saturday, March 26, 2011

*TARNISHED HEART*PROPHET[Sallallahu Alayhi wa Salaam]-Ibn Qayyim


"There is a polish for everything that takes away Rust;
 and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of Allah."
  Source :-Words of Wisdom from Prophet Mohammad  ()

Al-Bayhaqee relates from Ibn 'Umar [radiallaahu 'anhu] that AlIah's Messenger [sallallahu 'alayhi wa salaam] said:-
 "For everything there is a polish, and the polish for the hearts is the dhikr [remembrance] of Allah.
 There is nothing more potent in saving a person from the punishment of Allah than the dhikr of Allah."
It was said:-
 Not even Jihaad in the path of Allah.
So he [sallallahu 'alayhi wa salaam]replied:-
 "Not even if you were to continue striking with your sword until it breaks."
[Saheeh: Related by Ahmad (4/352), from Mu'aadh ibn Jabal [radiallaahu 'anhu]. It was authenticated by al-Albaanee in Saheehul-Jaami' (no.5644).]

Note:- The polish for a rusty heart is the dhikr of AIlah. This is because [dhikr] is like a polish [which polishes the heart] like a shiny mirror.
When dhikr is left, the rust returns.
But when dhikr resumes, then the heart is again polished.

Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (rahimahullah) said:-
"Doubtless, a heart grows tarnished like brass or silver, and its polish is by remembrance, which may make it shine like a crystal mirror. 
 So when one neglects the remembrance it tarnishes,
 and when he returns it shines. 
 Since the heart is tarnished by two things- heedlessness and sin- it is polished by two things:
remembrance and asking forgiveness."
-Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya-The Invocation of God.
My ' Salaams' To You All.

                        Y a s m i n.                           

   "Never Despair Of The Mercy Of Allah"   


' Son of Adam! You are nothing but a number of days, whenever each day passes then part of you has Gone.

 {Al-Hasan Al-Basree}


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