Friday, April 06, 2012

What Type Of Heart Do You Have?

>>What Type Of Heart Do You Have?

... We categorize ourselves on the basis of intelligence, richness, beauty, castes and other aspects. Have we ever wondered how can we categorize ourselves on the basis of our hearts?

There are three types of hearts:

1. Qalb Mayyit (Dead Heart)

2. Qalb Mareedh (Diseased Heart)

3. Qalb Saleem (Sound Heart)

Now, what do I mean by a dead, diseased and a sound heart?
Does a dead heart means the heart of a dead person?
The following paragraphs give a little description on all the a fore mentioned types. After going through the entire text, you would be able to categorize yourself onthe basis of your heart.

A Dead Heart is one which follows the pleasures and desires of Nafs. It does not hesitate or feel guilty while committing sins neither does it try avoiding itself from the wrong things. It does not like advices given by the followers of the right path. For this kind of a heart, good deeds are actuallya burden.

The next one is a Diseased Heart . This type of a heart is one which is influenced by the bad company that surrounds him. It tries to keep itself away from the wrong path but itis not always successful and it also regrets after committing sins.

The third one and the best of all is the Sound Heart . This kind of heart lives for Allah only. It loves and hates, likes and dislikes, gives and takes, for the sake of Allah only. A Sound Heart has a strict controlover its pleasures and desires of Nafs. The immense love for Allah makes this heart feel satisfied at all times and blesses it with the sweetness of Iman.
So, which category does your heart belong too?

If you do not have the best one, you can follow the below mentioned steps and acquire it:

1. Remembrance of Allah
Allah says,”Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah . Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured.” [13:28]

2. Tazkiyah
Tazkiyah means “Purification”. Your heart needs to get rid of Nafs, takabbur (pride), hasad (envy), malice (keena), and love for the world. This is how it will become purified.
May Allah bless us with Qalb Saleem (Sound Heart) and bless us with Hidayat. Ameen Summa Ameen.

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