Heart Therapy: Episode 5 – The Tranquility and Bliss of the Heart
Channel: Kamil Ahmad
Series: Kamil Ahmad - Heart Therapy
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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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Welcome to this latest episode of heart therapy.
In the last episode, we discussed
some of the characteristics of the sound heart, the healthy heart, the heart that is sound, and safe and secure from everything that comes in between it. And its Lord subhanho wa Taala.
And one of those characteristics is that this heart
is at peace, and that it is content.
And you can see the effects of tranquility on this heart.
And so in this episode, this is what we're going to talk about. We're going to talk about the tranquility and the bliss of the heart.
Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in more than one place in the Quran,
that he sends this tranquillity down
upon the hearts of the believers and
upon the hearts of the prophets and the messenger
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And in another place Allah subhanahu wa tada tells us look on the robbery Allahu Mina. edu by euro NACA data shujaa. A law was surely pleased with the believers, when they pledged allegiance to you, oh Mohammed underneath the tree. This is referring to the Treaty of and who they be. Then Allah says.
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And so, a wife says, and so he knew that which was in their hearts. And so he sat down Sakina tranquility upon them, and he rewarded them with an imminent conquest.
And so, a Sakina
is the tranquility. It is the peace that Allah sends into the hearts of his servants, when they become shaken, when they become full of fear from something, whatever it be.
And so, as a result,
they don't become bothered. Once they receive the Sakina this tranquility, they no longer become bothered by what they were afraid of. And they are now equipped with an increase of a man and strong Iraqi certainty in a law and firmness upon his D.
This is the gist of what a Sakina is the Sakina the tranquility that Allah sends into the hearts of his believers.
And so that is why Allah subhanahu wa tada has mentioned
in different places in the Quran that he sent this tranquility this Akina upon His Messenger and the believers at times
Have intense fear and worry.
And so for example,
on the day of the hijra, when
our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam left Mecca, and made his way to Medina, with his companion, Abubakar, oh, viola Juan.
And so when they were in the cave, when they were in the cave, and their enemy was just at their footsteps
and they had been searching. They had been searching for them for a very long time.
And here they were,
at the most of the key.
And so what did Allah subhanho wa Taala do? He didn't abandon them at this intense time. Rather, what did he do? He gifted them with this tranquility, this peace and Allah centered upon the heart of his beloved messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam who
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and the disbelievers expel them. And so they were in the cave, and they were full of fear. So he said to his companion, do not grieve for indeed a lot is with us, the engine Allahu sakeena, who Allah He was a Yoda, who did you know, the Lamb Tarawa. And so Allah said that Sakina upon him.
Also we have the day of her name
on the in the Battle of her name,
when most of the Muslims had fled from the battlefield, leaving the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, all by himself, alone to fight with a few handful of the companions.
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And so Allah subhanahu wa tada tells us, that on that day, when you became amazed, you thought you were all powerful because of your huge numbers. This was at a time when the Muslims were large number. But at that time,
those who there a man was weak in their hearts, they came to fight.
And because of the severity, and the intense fight between them, and then which we call these people with weak Eman, they retreated and left the prophet SAW Selim, all by himself. And so what does the law tell us? He tells us that he sent down his Sakina upon His Messenger,
and upon these few faithful
and also we have the day of who they be
on that day, when the hearts shook. Why, because the disbelievers they had the upper hand or at least that's the way it had seemed to the companions, that it is the kuffaar and the machico they have one in this pledge. And so they even complained to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and so what does Allah subhanahu wa Tada. Tell us about that day? Allah subhana wa Tada. He tells us
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down to them. So as you notice, in these three examples, and many other examples, from the life of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah subhanho wa Taala sent this Sakina this tranquility and peace upon the hearts of the believers and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at a very intense time, a time when they were in need of something to reassure their soul. Now, this tranquility, this Sakina this tranquility
It consists of three things. It consists of three things. The first is life for the heart. The second is light that guides the heart. And the third is strength for the heart and soul, the life for the heart, through this tranquility,
the heart it awakens from its heedlessness, and it gains full spiritual energy that is required to obey the commandments of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is required in order to worship Allah.
It gains light
that guides the heart and through and so through this light through this light, the person he sees the proofs of Eman
And this enables him, this enables him to follow to follow the truth. And this is what is required in order to stay away from trouble.
And as for the strength that is gained by the heart, then it is basically the strength that is required to overcome
the weakness of the soul.
And so our souls are afflicted by weakness when we follow and we submit to our low base desires, and when we listen and obey the whisperings of shaitan and so in order to overcome
the weakness of the soul and straightens whisperings, we need strength. And so, the tranquility, the Sakina that Allah subhanho wa Taala sends down upon the hearts of his believing slaves.
It grants the person strict and so it grants him these three things. And so, these three things are achieved through this gift of a Sakina of tranquility, that Allah subhanahu wa tada sends down upon the hearts of whom he wishes from among his believing slaves.
And so, this is the Sakina that Allah subhana wa tada has mentioned, in various in various places in the Quran. And
is different from person to person.
And so there are the prophets and the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala
they gain this tranquility in their hearts more than anyone else. And it all depends upon the level of your Eman and your obedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so the higher your Eman is, the more your obedience to Allah is, the more
the more highly chance of you gaining this Sakina is
and so not all people are the same. The prophets and messengers are on one level and the rest of the believers are on another level. So we'll have a look at some examples from the lives of some of the prophets and messengers, who Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed them with this tranquility, this Sakina in very intense times, times in which they were in need of it and so a loss of Hannah who Allah sent them, this tranquility and the Sakina but before we do that, we'll take a very short break and then be right back
Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
welcome back to this episode of heart therapy in which we have been speaking about
one of the gifts that Allah subhanho wa Taala gifts, the sound heart with and that is the gift of a Sakina or tranquility
We mentioned that this tranquility or this Sakina
is something that loss of Hannah who Tyler throws into the hearts of his believing slaves. But not all of them are at the same level. And so the prophets and the messengers, a loss of Hannah, who without Tada, he blessed them with this gift more than anyone else. And that is because the prophets and messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
They went through struggles and trials, more than anyone else.
the struggles that they went through, no one else can be compared
to them in terms of the struggles and the nature of the struggles that they went through. As the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that the prophets were the ones who went through trial and test more than anyone else. And then the believers after them, those who were like them upon their path, each one according to his level of email.
And so, whenever the believer is stuck
in a tests from Allah subhanho wa Taala and he's in a very, very intense situation.
And he needs the help of Allah, Allah sends his Akina down. Let us look at some examples of some of the prophets and messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
We have Ibrahim alayhis salam, when
his people threw him into the fire, Allah subhanho wa Taala sent his tranquility down upon his heart. And so
how would anyone react if they were to be thrown into a fire?
It's very scary. It's a very intense situation.
But yet Allah subhanho wa Taala calmed him down and calmed down the fire that he was thrown into. Cooney, Bowden, wassalam, Anna Anna Ibrahim, be
peaceful, and called for Ibrahim alayhis salam.
We also have the example of Musa alayhis salaam and Musa alayhis salaam. We have many examples, not just one when he was in a tough situation, and Allah subhanho wa Taala sent his Sakina down upon him that helped him through that situation. And so we have Musa alayhis salam, when he saw the magic of the magicians when they threw their ropes, and he saw all these snakes scattered all over the place. Naturally, any human being, he'll become frightened, and scared. What is this? And so Allah subhanho wa Taala calmed him down and told him to throw his stick his stuff. And when he threw it, it became a large snake. And now he became even more fragrant. But Allah subhanho wa Taala calmed him down.
And so the big snake ate up all of the other snakes. And so
the truth prevailed, and falsehood perished in one go.
We also have Musashi Salaam, when he fled
with his people, to the sea, fleeing from Sierra Leone, and his soldiers.
And so they reach the sea, in front of them is the sea. And behind them are the people of fear around his troops and his soldiers. And so now they're sandwiched. They're stuck. And so musala Islam is scared just like his people.
And so Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded him to strike the sea with his stick, and so it parted. And they made it through. But still he was frightened, until he made it to the other side. And Allah subhanho wa Taala, drowned fear and his people. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala sent his Sakina upon Musa alayhis salam. Without it, he would not have been able to continue.
And we finally have our own Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. As we mentioned previously, when he was in the cave, with his companion of Wu Baccarat, viola Huang, and the enemy was at their their doorstep.
And so they were both frightened. And then Allah subhanahu wa tada showered
His tranquility upon
and we have our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in not just one battle, but many different battles that he fought, in which he was in need of that peace from Allah subhanahu wa tada that tranquil tranquility. And so we have, for example, the Battle of butter, where they were outnumbered, they were greatly outnumbered. And so naturally, one would worry, like, how are we going to defeat this huge army? How on earth are we going to be able to do it? So he was fearful, he was anxious.
And so, Allah subhanahu wa Tada. He said, his tranquility and he calmed down the believers. What did Allah subhanahu wa tada tell our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And what did he tell the believers regarding the Battle of better for India coming coming to saw Bureau to yours, Lee boo. Me attain, if there are from among you 100, who are steadfast who affirm, they will overcome 200 this was after this was after, it was even more tough when one had to fight against 10. Now, it was just one against two. But what we learned from this is
that one who is physically strong,
he does not win
with his physical strength,
if his heart is weak,
and so true strength is the strength of the heart. And the strength of the body only follows the strength of the heart. And that is proven from the statement of a loss panda who died 13 year coming coming to install Bureau to yahoodi boo, we attain that if there are from among you, 100 who are steadfast to our firm, whose hearts are firm, then they will overcome 200. So even if you are few in number, even if you are weak, physically,
you will overcome and defeat your enemy, as long as your heart is strong. And so what matters is the strength of the heart, not the strength of Might and outward physical power.
As for the profits, and the messengers, the the followers of the prophets and the messengers, then each of them got a share of the tranquility of the sank of the Sakina according to their level of a man and European and following those profits. As we saw in the various verses, were a loss of Hannah, who spoke highly of these followers of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, such as in the story of Elijah davia. With where a loss of Hannah, who were to add, mentioned that he was pleased with the believers when they pledge allegiance to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and remember that their hearts were full of rage. That How could how on
earth could we go away with the disbelievers having won this treaty and this, you know the Treaty of academia. So Allah sent his Sakina down upon
their hearts. But notice, notice one thing here.
Allah subhana wa tada says, law called the robbery Allahu Mina. If you bow your neck attack the shujaa Allah was surely pleased with the believers when they pledge allegiance to you under the tree. Then what did the law say?
Fatima Murphy kulu be him for Angela la forenza la Sakina. alley him. Tom kariba. Notice here Allah says and he knew what was in their hearts. He knew what was in their hearts. And so he sat down tranquility upon them, and rewarded them with an eminent conquest.
But what was the secret in them gaining this tranquility?
What was the secret behind them having gained this Sakina this tranquility? The answer is it was there truthful intentions.
They were true to their word.
their intentions were pure and truthful. Why? What is the evidence for that? A lot.
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so alone knew what was in their hearts. And so they pledged allegiance to the prophet SAW Selim. And they were full of rage, but Allah knew what was in their hearts. And so, the truthful intention is a means for three things. It is a means for the tranquility of the heart, and it is a means for relief from every stress
and distress. And it is a means for achievement of goals. As we saw here, Allah subhanho wa Taala, granted them a conquest. And he sent tranquility upon their hearts.
that is why
those who do not receive this tranquility, this peace, and the Sakina, you find them looking for an alternative pleasure, you find them searching for something that will fill their hearts, that will ease the fear and the anxiety in their hearts. And so what do they turn to, they return to, they turn to things. And so they look for any way to basically
relieve themselves with. And so
when the servant, he tastes, this tranquility in his heart, he realizes that it was this, that he was always searching for indoor things. And so he realizes its true value, the true value of this tranquility, because it is an inner peace and inner pleasure, whereas the pleasures of sins, they were nothing but an outward physical pleasure that came and went, that simply came and went. And that's why if you were to look at Western society today, they have reached the peak of human pleasure. But still, even though they have reached the peak of human pleasure, in terms of outward physical pleasure, they are missing that inner
pleasure, that inner tranquility. And so they are looking for all over the place. They can't find it. Many of them What do they resort to, they resort to suicide. And so true imprisonment is the imprisonment of the heart.
Here you find one person who is free. And he is unconfined.
He's free in the world. He does whatever he wishes, but yet he commits suicide. On the other hand, you have another person, a believer who is shackled in chains who is living in a prison. But yet, you find him happy. He's full of joy, he's laughing. Why? Because he has that inner peace, and that tranquility, that Sakina and so I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant each and every single one of us, his tranquility, his Sakina to bring our hearts to rest, especially in times of intense fear, and anxiety and distress. With that we come to the end of this episode, in sha Allah Allah We will see you once again in the very near future on another episode of heart therapy until then, so
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