THE DAILY ISLAMIC REMINDERS. Yaumul Jumuat, 13th Jumaadal Uulaa. (Friday, 17th of December 2021). *_POISONS OF THE HEART_*: BismilLaah.

ALLAH says in the Qur’an;

“And keep yourself (O Muhammad!) patiently with those who call on their Lord (your companions who remember their Lord with glorification, praising in prayers, etc., and other righteous deeds, etc.) morning and afternoon, seeking His Face, and let not your eyes overlook them, desiring the pomp and glitter the life of the world; and obey not him whose heart We have made heedless of Our Remembrance, one who follows his own lusts and whose affair (deeds) has been lost.” The Holy Quran: 18:28.

Poision I mean unnecessary talking, unrestrained glances(zina of the eyes), too much eating, and keeping bad company, Gambling such as betting etc. Of all the poisons, these are the most widespread and have the greatest effect on a heart’s well-being. Unnecessary TalkingIt is reported in al-Musnad, on the authority of Anas, that the Prophet (s) said: “The faith of a servant is not put right until his heart is put right, and his heart is not put right until his tongue is put right.” This shows that the Prophet has made the purification of faith conditional on the purification of the heart, and the purification of the heart conditional on the purification of the tongue.

The unrestrained glance results in the one who looks becoming attracted to what he sees, and in the imprinting of an image of what he sees in his heart. This can result in several kinds of corruption in the servant. The following are a number of them: It has been related that the Prophet once said words to the effect: “The glance is a poisoned arrow of shaytan. Whoever lowers his gaze for ALLAH, HE will bestow upon him a refreshing sweetness which he will find in his heart on the day that he meets HIM. Death is a sad reality but good for believers as such let’s live our lives as Muslims by actions not by name.

*_May ALLAH (Al-Qayyuum, The Maintainer of life) aid us to learn and apply in our lives_*. Aameen.

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