Heart Therapy: Episode 2 – The Life and Death of the Heart

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The heart is the most significant organ of the human body, both physically and spiritually. Thus, we need to strive to make sure our hearts are sound, healthy and free of every defect. The Prophet (SAW) said, “There is a piece of flesh in the body, if healthy, the whole body is healthy, and if corrupt, the whole body is corrupt. Indeed, it is the heart.”

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All my life I

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have always held me

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away

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Milani, Allah, Allah killer here ultramarine. While early he was so happy woman, Sarah Island and really what we had de la Yomi Dean Abed Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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Welcome to this latest episode of heart therapy.

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In the previous episode, we looked at the definition of the heart and what is meant by the heart. And so we discussed how the true meaning of the heart is not the actual physical organ in our body, but rather, the spiritual heart, the heart that understands that comprehends that ponder.

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And it is this heart that Allah subhanho wa Taala has addressed in the Quran, and how it is this heart that will come on the Day of Judgment, and will be questioned about what it led us to.

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And so we also discussed the significance of this heart and its importance.

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In this episode, we're going to move on to look at the life and death of that spiritual heart.

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And so most people they think that a living heart means a living, human being,

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and that a dead heart, it means a dead human being.

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However,

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although that is true, to a certain extent, to the extent of

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the physical appearance, the reality is that the true life and death of the heart is something totally different than what the doctors may tell you, or what the scientists may tell you today.

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And so, the true life of the heart, the true life of the heart, is actually recognizing its creator, Allah subhanho wa Taala and recognizing its need to believe in a law and its need to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala, loving him, relying upon him, fearing him, putting its hope for its reward in Allah subhanho wa Taala and so on and so forth.

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As for the dead heart, then the true dead heart is by turning away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this disbelieving in Allah subhana wa tada and loving other than Allah Subhana, who what Allah venerating other than Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And so, just like a dead body, just like a dead body is not capable of bringing any benefits to the person because it is dead.

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And just like it is uncapable it is incapable of warding off any harm, then we say likewise, likewise, the dead heart is not capable of bringing any true benefit to a person who may on the outward he may seem to be living, nor can he ward off any true harm from him.

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And as for the living heart, we can say that the living heart is like a living person

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who knows what is beneficial to him.

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A living human being who is walking and talking

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And he has a heart that

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is showing vital signs.

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And so, it is a living heart in the physical sense

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such a person, he knows what is beneficial to him. Similarly, he knows what is harmful for him.

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And so he will avoid what is harmful for him, and he will do everything to achieve what is beneficial to him. And so he will eat and he will drink because he knows that this is important in order for him to live and he will stay away from harmful things.

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He will stay away from things that will lead to his death.

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And so,

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the living heart

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is like that living person.

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As Allah subhanho wa Taala has told us in the Quran, and so Allah subhanho wa Taala said, a woman can meet.

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So, yeah, you know, where do I learn Allah Allah Who knew on him she believe in us. Allah subhanho wa Taala presents to us a parable, a similitude.

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of a living person with a living heart and a dead person with a dead heart. Allah subhanho wa Taala serves and is one who is dead. And then we gave him life and made for him light by which he can walk among the people.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says karma method who who for vumat Laserbeak Bihari Ji minha is he like the one who is living in darkness, never

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to get out of that darkness. So here are some how to who without it gives us two individuals, one who is living and he has light by which he has guided walking among the people and another person who he is living in darkness and he can never emerge out of that darkness. Allah subhanho wa Taala asks, Are these two individuals safe similar? Are they the same? The answer is obviously no. They are not the same.

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The famous scholar of Tafseer, the famous professor in Katia, may Allah have mercy upon him.

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He says in his Tafseer of this verse, he says, this is an example that Allah has given of the believer who was dead, meaning he was wandering in confusion and misguidance. Then Allah brought life to him by bringing life to his heart, with a man guiding him to it, and guiding him to obey His messengers. And then he read the verse, he continued to mention the verse watch the Hulu Run DMC believe in us, and set for him a light whereby he could walk among the people, even if he says, For he became guided to where he should go, and how to remain upon the correct path.

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And then Allah says command metal who's Illuminati, because he says, like him, who is in the darkness, of ignorance of desires and various types of deviation.

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And then Allah says laser, Bihari Ji minha

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from which he can never get out, even Kathy says, for he is unable to find a way out from what he is in.

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And so this parable, and this example that Allah has given us,

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is of two individuals who are actually living one who is walking among the people and he has light in front of him. He knows his next step, he could see what he's doing. Is he like a person who lives in darkness, his next step, he does not know where it will lead him. So obviously, the two are different. And similarly, the loss of Hannah what Allah wants to bring our attention to the fact that this individual would light he is the one or he is like the one who has light in his heart, and that is the light of he man, and this person who is living in darkness. It is the darkness of Kufa of disbelief and of indulging in sin. He is blinded and he doesn't know what he's doing. He's

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wandering in misguidance

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and imminent. May Allah have mercy upon him. He also commented on this verse

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So he says, it means is He who was a disbeliever with a dead heart, grounding in the darkness of ignorance. And then we guided him to a man and made his heart live after its death, radiant, and luminous, after its darkness is he like the one who is living in darkness, not getting out of that darkness.

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Now, I want to bring your attention to one thing here that we notice. And that is, notice how Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned two things here, life and light. here Allah subhanho wa Taala he has combined between two things, life and light, someone who is living and someone who has liked

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as for life, without life, you have death. So the opposite of life is death. And as for light, without light, you are lost. So a person who does not have light, he is lost. He doesn't know where he's walking, he's wandering about in confusion.

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Now in different places in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala has combined these two things, life and light in various places in the Quran, Allah subhanahu wa tada has combined these two things. And basically, they refer to an individual, a believer who has the light, who has the life of a man in his heart, and the light of guidance that guides him in his daily life. And so we're going to have a look at

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a few of these verses. But before we do that, we're going to take a quick short break and then we will be back at any time.

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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh welcome back to this episode of heart therapy. Before the break, we mentioned about two things that Allah subhanho wa Taala has combined in different places in the Quran. And these two things are life and light, life and light. And so, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned when he said what can Delica Oh hanaa eleiko who hadn't been empty Na Na Quinta de melki tabula Eman while attacking jalna muran Db Manisha mean Idina Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and thus, we have revealed to you a row and inspirate in inspiration.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and thus we have revealed to you and inspiration of our command, you do not know what is the book or what is a man, but we have made it a light by which we guide whom we will have our servants it will claim may Allah have mercy upon him, he says. So, our combined between rule, which is basically a spirit or an inspiration, by which life is achieved, and light by which radiance and illumination is achieved. And he mentioned that his book, that he revealed to His Messenger consists of both. So it is a rule that hearts come to life with and a light that sees with

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and so, this is one example of where Allah subhanho wa Taala combined between life and light.

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But the question is, who benefits from this life and light?

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The answer is not everyone. Rather, it is only a select few of a large creation

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of the servants of Allah subhana wa tada who

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actually benefits from this life and this light, the life is there, light is there, but who benefits from it? It is basically those who have

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Accept the revelation and act by it. It is those who accept the revelation of a lot the Quran, which is the light and the life, and they act according to it in their life.

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And so it was apparent what Allah says, In who in the crew walk or no movie. It is not anything other than a message and a clear Koran. What does the law say? The Union the Roman can haiyang

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so that

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we could warn those who are living young deerman karna hai young, so that the one who is living he can be warned, meaning that those who do not receive any admonition from the warning, it means that they are what they are dead.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala says,

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in a feeder Lika they crawl. Lehman can Allah who called indeed,

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in that meaning in these stories of the Quran, in these reminders of the Quran is a reminder, for whoever has a heart.

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Only those who have a heart will be reminded by this

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meaning those who have a living heart

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and Allah subhanho wa Taala also says, calling upon the believers. Yeah, you had Latina Ji boo de la jolla rasulillah, either diagrame Lima Yuriko, oh, you who believe will respond to Allah, and to the messenger, when he calls you to that, which gives you what, that which gives you life.

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And so, Abraham, may Allah have mercy upon him, he says.

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And so Allah subhanho wa Taala told us that our true life is in what the messenger has called us to have knowledge and

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thus proving that the depth of the heart and its destruction is by missing out on that. He goes on to say, and he compared a lot compared the one who does not respond to His Messenger, to the inhabitants of the graves, the dead in the graves. And this is one of the best comparisons for their bodies or graves for their hearts. Abraham says, their bodies are graves for their hearts, as their hearts have died, and become buried in their bodies. And then he mentions where Allah subhanahu wa tada says, Well, now you still will.

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Well, what the living are not equal to the dead. In the law use me Romania shot, Indeed Allah causes to hear whom he will want to enter the most meaningful war and you cannot make

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you cannot make those in the graves. To hear, you cannot make them hear those who are in degree.

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And so these are those who are dead, whose hearts are dead, they are already dead, before their actual dead. And so their hearts are buried in their bodies, before their bodies will become buried underneath the earth.

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And so, whoever accepts the revelation, meaning the Qur'an and act by it, he receives life for his heart. And as a reward, he lives a happy life. And so the reward for those who accept the revelation

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of Allah subhanho wa Taala those who accept it and act by it

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and live their lives according to the Quran. According to how Allah subhanho wa Taala wants them to live.

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Allah subhanahu wa tada rewards them with a happy life in this life, contrary to what many people think. Most people think that if I devote myself and I devote my entire life for Allah

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and to become religiously adherent,

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it means that I'm going to live a very, very sad and miserable life. However, the opposite is true

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and only those who have tasted it

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No, it's reality. And so, coming back to the point, Allah subhanho wa Tada. He rewards these people with a happy life. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala said, Men Amina slowly I mean, that can also mean whoever does righteous deeds, whether he be male or female, while being a believer, a law says, felon who hire Tompa, we will surely cause him to live a good life,

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a happy life. And then Allah says, voila, well, and that is he and now a Georgia home, be as an American alone. Not only that, but we will surely give them their reward a meaning in the Hereafter, according to the best of what they used to do. And so they get the best of this world, and the best of the next

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and vice versa. And vice versa.

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Those who turn their backs to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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They turn their backs to the revelation of Allah.

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And they reject,

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to act and live according to Allah has centers.

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And instead, they have preferred to live

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their lives in this temporary enjoyment that they are living in.

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For them, Allah subhana wa tada has told us in the Quran, that they will have a miserable life, and they will have a terrible punishment in the next life. And so our law says, one out of one victory for in Allahumma, shaitaan, Wonka, and whoever turns away from my remembrance, indeed, he will have a depressive, a miserable life.

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And so when a person's heart is dead, his other bodily organs fail as well.

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Yes, not only the physical heart, but also the spiritual heart. When it becomes dead,

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it fails to function, and also the rest of the body parts. They fail to, to function properly. And so they fail to obey Allah and His messenger. And they fail to fulfill the laws right to worship, and allows right to obedience. It's all such people, they eat from a loss provision.

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And they do not thank such people, they bury their dead, and they don't feel anything inside their hearts. They know that death is real, but they don't do anything. They don't prepare themselves for it. Instead,

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they chase after the dunia this temporary enjoyment.

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Now, on one final note,

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just like we mentioned about the light, and how it is a guidance for those who have life in their hearts.

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Similarly, those who are living in darkness, those who are living in darkness, and they don't have that light. When that light comes to them, it bothers them. And so the one who is happy with Allah subhanho wa Taala

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is the one who knows a lot about his attributes, and His signs and his legislations. As for the one who feels estranged, he feels weird at the mention of Allah, then he is the one whose heart is darkened by heedlessness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so it is just like the eye which is exposed to lengthy darkness. And then all of a sudden, some light comes in and he becomes disturbed the light the eye, it becomes disturbed by that little bit of light. And so I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant our hearts life and light and I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from among those who hear the remembrance and act according to it. Until our next episode, we conclude here

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subhanak along they'll be Hamed ik head will allow you to land a selfie Luca where to you

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Oh my life I

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have always held me

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away has changed my day to

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day me.

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Please

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don't leave me.

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alone.

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Don't leave me

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alone.