Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
Secrets of the heart
“On the day of Judgement nothing will be of benefit except a sound heart.”
We should try to approach the heart as we approach a separate entity, another human being.
What does it mean to have a live heart and a dead heart?
Qalb – heart comes from Taqallub – flipping and fluctuation. Just like our emotions. Happiness, sadness, hope desperation. This is our reality.
“Each heart is between two of the fingers of Allah and Allah flips it as he wishes.”
The heart is designed by Allah, and has been designed to need Allah! The heart needs Islam to find happiness and success.
The lower form of life is the life of the body. The higher life is the life of the heart which drives human beings – but many have no clue about it. Real happiness is only given to the people of Imaan.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. All praise is due to Allah we praise Him. We seek his aid and we ask for his forgiveness, we send peace and blessings on our beloved Prophet, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was Welcome to a new episode of the new show the secrets of the heart,
as we are trying our best in sha Allah to understand the reality of the hearts, to understand the highest station that the heart occupies in this world, and how important it is to make it to paradise.
Today inshallah, we will move on to talk about some of the aspects of some of the characteristics of the heart will try to understand the heart more, we will try to approach the heart, as we approach a real being.
As we approach a human being a separate entity, we will see what you know, all the different aspects of the reality of the heart.
First of all, we will start by trying to understand why the word called, which is hard in the Arabic language, and where that what does this word come from. The word called comes from a loop which is flipping, flipping and fluctuation, the heart has been called a loop because it keeps flipping, it changes from one state to the other. You know, a person, a human being, goes through different ups and downs, sometimes a person feels happy.
Just a few, a few seconds later, same person feel sad. Sometimes you have hope, sometimes you're desperate. Sometimes, you know, you're willing to do something a few seconds later.
You don't want to do it. This is the reality of human beings and this is the reality of the heart keeps fluctuating keeps flicking or it keeps flipping from one side to the other from one opinion to another, from, you know, one conviction to another conviction, this is the heart and the prophets are loaded. Selim pointed to this reality or to this fact when he said in the lubaina, is by Nima sabella, that the heart is between two of the fingers of Allah subhanho wa Tada.
He flips them as he wishes. So the heart is between two of the fingers have Allah and Allah flips the hearts as he wishes, obviously, according to his knowledge, according to his wisdom, and according to His justice.
We This is the general context of this hadith. So the hearts keep flick flipping and as to this Hadith, that the heart of each heart is between two of the fingers of Allah subhanaw taala. We believe in this hadith as a real description of Allah Spanos Allah that Allah has fingers, because the prophets Allah told us so we don't deny we don't question the reality of the meaning of this Hadeeth. We don't question that. And we see a las panatela has fingers as as proven in this hadith and also other Hadees in a way that befits the majesty of a lot. We don't twist the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam we hold on to that. And we will. And this actually has to do with
a very important point that is strongly related to the heart. The heart has been designed by Allah subhanho wa Taala.
In order and Allah put a need in the heart, to know a loss penalty, to know the descriptions of Allah to know the attributes of Allah. One of these attributes is that Allah has fingers and that the hearts of human beings are between two of the fingers of Allah unattended the heart needs that knowledge. And that knowledge gives the heart tranquility, a feeling of security and contentment and happiness. Everything Allah told us about himself in the Quran, and the prophets Allah told us about Allah in this in the authentic Sona is something that the heart needs, in order to find real tranquility, real happiness and real success. And this is something that we will try to explore in
detail inshallah, in future episodes, so the heart has been cold
because it keeps flipping and fluctuating. So this is something we have to understand when we deal with the heart. The heart is not so stable. The heart keeps changing. It keeps moving from one state to the other. We have to understand this fact.
Very important facts about the heart. inshallah, we will learn how to make our hearts stable by putting our trust in Allah Subhana. Allah, what to add. Now something else we have to point out that as human beings have life, the heart also has its own life, with its own characteristics with its own traits. The heart has a special kind of life. So we will try to understand what this life really means. What's the life of the heart?
What does it mean to have life in the heart? What does it mean to have a alive heart, and what's the meaning to have a dead heart? And what's the importance of having
a heart that is really alive, a heart that is prosper, that is prosperous, that has this prosperity,
we will try to understand this, because this is one of the most important things that would help us make it into a lot of paradise.
These scholars have pointed out from their own understanding that they have derived from the authentic sooner, that as human beings have life, the hard has life. And the real life in this world, is the life of the heart. This is why the people who have no knowledge about Allah, the people who have no faith in Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah, as he told us about himself in the Quran, and the authentic sooner, these people have no real life, because there is the life of the heart. And there is the life of the body. These are two types of life that we have, the majority of human beings have entertained, and they focus their attention on the life of the body, while neglecting
the life of the heart. And this is why they leave the hearts suffer, until they die, while focusing and paying great attention to the life of the body. And the reality is, there is a higher form of life, and a lower or a lesser form of life, the lower one is the life of the body. Why because the animals have this, the animals have this life of the body. And they live throughout their lives only with this lesser, or this lower quality of life. But but there is the spiritual
type of life, there is the higher
life which is the life of the heart, which animals have no clue about. And unfortunately, I can say that a great deal among human beings have no clue about the life of the heart. And real happiness is not in the lower level of life, but it's on the higher level of life. That is the life of the heart. This is why real happiness is only
given to the people of a man, the people of true faith, know what real happiness means. Here's the people who are chasing the the pleasures and the desires of this world, the carnal desires. These people have moments of joy, but it's not real happiness. real happiness is contentment, a deep and profound sense of content of contentment, of
not being satisfied with what a las panatela has given you. This real and profound sense of contentment is real happiness and it can be only given to the people of a man, the people of faith, the hearts that are full, with knowledge of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, and the hearts that are content with what Allah has given them. But the people who are after their desires, they have moments of joy, but it's not real happiness. real happiness is only in the life of the heart. And as the heart has life, every living thing,
as long as it is described as having life, it must suffer from something called diseases and illnesses. Human beings
suffer from diseases Why? Because they are alive. animals suffer from diseases. Why? Because they are alive. Plants suffer from diseases. Why? Because they are a living creature.
But other objects or other creatures that have no life, we don't describe them when they have a deficiency. We don't say that they have an illness or a disease. We say they have a deficiency they have a problem that we need to fix. So every living creature,
as long as it has life, it has to suffer from something called diseases or illnesses or ailments. These are different words for the same thing. The hearts as long as we described them.
They have something called life they have the quality of life, they also have the quality of being prone to diseases, to illnesses. And this is something very important because many people's hearts are so diseased have been suffering from illnesses until they reached the point where they are dead. The life has been taken away from the this, they have been taken away from them. This is why the scholars have classified the hearts into three types or three categories. They are all mentioned in the plan. The first type of hearts is an elbow Saleem, the sound and intact heart this heart lives a life of tranquility, a life of peace and happiness. It's in it has the highest forms are the highest
level of real life
with all what it contains.
A lot of panatela says in the Quran. This is a verse that we quoted quite often in this show, where a Lost Planet Allah says that on the Day of Judgment, nothing will be of benefit except for a sound hot. Yo Malayan for Ameren webinar on in lemon law has been selling. The only ones are the only thing that will benefit human beings is a sound hot. So those who come to our last panel on the Day of Judgment with a cultivated heart with a with a
taken good care of heart, then those people
will benefit from the from the hearts those people will be admitted to paradise. So this is the first type of a heart. It's called uncle Boselli in a heart that is free from all defects. What are the defects that can affect a heart? There are two types or two illnesses two diseases that affect the heart in order to have a healthy heart. called Boone, Saleem Saleem, healthy heart, you need to make your heart and you need to look after your heart. So it's free from two diseases. These are the only types of disease that affect the heart. The first one is a shoe what the desires, the last, the desire, that's the first type of disease. The second type is a shubo hat, the doubts or the
misconceptions. These are the two types of ailments that affect the heart. If we understand these and know how to fight these diseases, we will be able to take good care of our hearts. So this is this will be our approach to cultivate cultivating a healthy and sound heart, the other types of hearts according to the to this classification, we said we have the healthy heart of Albert Saleem, second one is
an ill heart a heart that suffers from diseases. This is a heart that has been weakened by one of these two illnesses one of these two diseases, either the doubts and the misconceptions, or the desires. And the third category inshallah we'll talk about these in detail. The third type of the heart, or the third type of heart is the dead Heart, heart that is dead, has suffered from so many diseases has been neglected for quite a long time, until until it lost all life so it has no trace of life whatsoever. inshallah in future episodes, we will talk about each one of these hearts and their characteristics and how we should deal with them. And what are the outcomes of having any of
these hearts until then? Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.