Purification of the Heart.

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum Where does purification of the heart begin? How can i give dawah to my non muslim family? Some of them ask a lot of theological questions that i’m not sure how to answer. How can you forgive someone who has done something really heinous to you? Answer: […]

How to Protect My Heart While Having a Job and so On?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Almost a year ago I had severe doubts that led me to learn more about Allah. While searching I came across Sufism and this led me to practice seclusion. And alhamdulillah I got rewarded by Allah with the sweetness of faith and being present with him. Bbut […]

Acquisition of the Clear Light: Part 5

This is the fifth part of a series of translations of Habib Umar’s work, Qabs al-Nur al-Mubin, an abridgement of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din.   Obligatory precaution against the devil’s overpowering of the heart and the prevention of his entrances therein. Know that the heart is like a pitched dome with doors through which […]

Do Emotions and Hormonal Fluctuations Affect the Soul?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Could you explain how the soul(nafs) is related to emotions /feelings. Do hormonal fluctuations play about in the nafs and negative emotions? Many women experience emotional ups and downs / or emotional numbness as side affects from hormonal/contraceptive pill use. I have not been able to find […]

Nasheed Hub: Talama Ashku Gharami

Talama Ashku Gharami, or “How Long Will My Heart Ache,” is a heartfelt Nasheed that may can relate to. One of the less-appreciated poems, it speaks directly to the soul.

Why Can’t I Find Peace and Contentness in My Heart?

Answered by Shaykh Riad Saloojee Question: Assalamu alaykum I am struggling to find peace in my heart now. I have been divorced 5 years ago on no fault of my own. Since then I have struggled to find that peace in my heart. 5 years on and I am in search of a decent spouse. […]

Do I Have to Take a Shaykh to Cure My Heart?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I recently realized that my nafs is enticing me mostly with evil thoughts (arrogance, pride, competing with Allah, I can do what Allah can do). It started with whisper 5 months ago. How to train my nafs in this condition? Is this necessary to work under a […]

Is Making Dua in My Heart Enough?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I understand that beseeching help from Allah and His Prophet (upon him be blessings and peace) is the best thing I can do, but every time I try to put what I want into words, I can’t articulate it. Is keeping duas in our hearts enough? […]

What Happens to the Heart After Death?

Answered by Shaykh Salim Ahmad Mauladdawila Question: Assalamu alaykum What happens to the heart after death? Answer: Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim. Imam al-Ghazali in book 21 of his encyclopaedic ‘Revival of the Religious Sciences’ talks about the heart and some of its realities. To quote (from the Walter James Skelli translation): [‘Heart’ (qalb)] is used with […]

Any Advice for Detaching My Heart From Someone?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Almost 8 years ago, I was talking to a brother for the purpose of marriage. We both loved each other, but the relationship didn’t work out because he felt there was a gap in our spiritual practice. I have tried to detach my heart over the years, […]