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Spirituality in Islam: How to Have a Sound Heart?

Having a sound heart is a top priority in Islam.

But what are the main features of a sound heart?

Allah (SWT) says:

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The Day when neither wealth nor children will be of any benefit. Only those who come before Allah with a pure heart ˹will be saved˺.” (26:88-89)

And Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said:

Allah does not look at your figures, nor at your attire but He looks at your hearts (and deeds). (Muslim)

Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, also said:

There lies within the body a piece of flesh. If it is sound, the whole body is sound; and if it is corrupted, the whole body is corrupted. Verily this piece is the heart. (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

So where do we begin to understand the state of our hearts?

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Easy Steps for a Sound Heart

As Marwa Abdalla says in her article:

” Islam teaches that the heart serves like a compass for the believer. It helps him/her follow the light and guidance that God has sent to His creation. It helps him or her decipher truth from falsehood, good from evil and beauty from ugliness.

When the heart is upright and pure, a person will be able to drown out the noise of this material world and tune into his or her fitrah, or innate nature, that is naturally inclined toward goodness. When the heart is healthy and whole, it more easily follows the guidance that is laid out in the Quran and Prophet traditions.

However, when the heart is corrupted, either from sin or from having been filled with knowledge contrary to that which is in accordance with the fitrah, a person may have trouble distinguishing between good and evil, between beauty and ugliness.”

Join us in this live session with sister Ameena Blake to learn more about this topic, and discover what to do for our hearts to become sound hearts.

Sunday, Jun. 26, 2022 | 18:00 - 18:30 GMT

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