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The Heart: Fu’aad, Qalb and Sadr

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

In the Qur’an, Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’aala uses three words to describe our hearts:

QALB, FU’AAD and SADR. We know that every Arabic word is chosen for a reason, yet all three of these words for the most part are translated as “heart.” As usual, the intricate meanings of these words are not captured in the translation.

So, what is their difference?  Continue reading

March 11, 2017 Posted by | Heart and the Qur'an, Kalimaat: Qur'anic Words | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

A Sound Heart Makes Life Meaningful

العقل السليم في الجسم السليم ‘A sound mind in a sound body’ is a popular proverb of a bygone era.

The modern version is الجسم السليم في العقل السليم ‘A sound body in a sound mind’.

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March 28, 2015 Posted by | Heart and the Qur'an, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Being h e a r t l i n e with Allah!

The interest and involvement one finds in staying and working online cannot be found when you work offline. For when you are online, you are connected to, served by or available through a system.

Connecting with one’s heart is to be online with Allah.

Even though the terms online and hotline were not specifically used in 7th century as they are used and understood now in the computer-savvy 21st century but the fact remains that the Qur’an recognized its importance 14 centuries ago!  Continue reading

July 13, 2013 Posted by | Du'aas - Prophetic, Du'aas - Qur'anic, Heart and the Qur'an, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

How to improve your relationship with the Qur’an

It is recommended for every believing man and woman to recite the Book of Allah, the Noble Quran, often, with due contemplation and understanding. This may be done by using a copy of the Quran or from one’s memory. Allah – the Most High – Says (what means): “[This is] a blessed Book (the Qur’an) which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad, sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam], that they might reflect upon its verses and that those of understanding would be reminded.” [Quran 38:29] Continue reading

June 18, 2011 Posted by | Heart and the Qur'an | Leave a comment

Crying before Allah

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

When was the last time you cried? Not a few drops of salty water from your eyes or the odd tear that slipped down your face while watching a tragic event.

I am talking about warm tears of the heart; tears that sting your face because they have been there so long and their bitter saltiness has hurt your skin.

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August 16, 2010 Posted by | Heart and the Qur'an | , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Delight of the Heart

 Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Allaah, the Exalted, revealed the Qur’an to be a beacon of light that cannot be extinguished. It is a methodology and way of life that is perfect in all respects. In it is strength that cannot be equaled or repelled. It is the foundation of Eemaan (Faith) and the spring of knowledge. Allaah willed that the Qur’an be what quenches the thirst for knowledge. It is the delight of the people of wisdom. The Qur’an is the greatest cure for all ailments. It is Allaah’s Rope that cannot be severed. It is the Wise Reminder and the truly Straight Path. Continue reading

July 29, 2010 Posted by | Al Qur'an - What it is?, Heart and the Qur'an, Qur'an and Muslims, The Healing | , , , , | 2 Comments

The Heart and the Qur’an

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

The more important part of your ‘person’ is your inner self. This inner self the Quran calls the qalb or the ‘heart’. The heart of the Prophet  was the first recipient of the Quranic message:

Truly it has been sent down by the Lord of all the worlds, the Trustworthy Spirit has alighted with it upon your heart [O Prophet], that you may be one of the Warner … (Quran 26:192-194)

You will therefore reap the full joys and blessings of reading the Qur’an when you are able to involve your heart fully in your task.

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June 26, 2010 Posted by | Heart and the Qur'an | , , , , , , | 3 Comments