35 – Allah’s Gaze and Your Heart


In this episode Shaykh Yahya Rhodus highlights the reality that Allah does not gaze upon physical bodies and wealth, rather He gazes upon hearts and deeds. Shaykh Yahya explains that the most important thing we should be preoccupied with purifying our hearts since it is the locus of Allah’s gaze. It has been related from Prophet Muhammad that if our hearts are in a good state the rest of the limbs will be in a good state. 

The Content of Character is a remarkable collection of sayings of the Prophet Muhammad. Chosen by the scholar, Shaykh Al-Amin Ali Mazrui and translated by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, this book was published to great critical acclaim.

Shaykh Al-Amin intended to show that progress among Muslims required not the abandonment of Islam but the recovery of the original spirit of Islamic enlightenment.

In this podcast series for SeekersHub, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus does a commentary on these concise and yet comprehensive sayings, with a special focus on character-building, morals, good manners and ethics.