Polishing the Hearts
Imaam ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (d.751 H), rahimahullaah 1
Allaah - the Most High - said:
"Those men and women who remember Allaah a lot."
"So when you have finished the rights of your Pilgrimage,
These verses contain a command to remember Allaah intensely and
Al-Bayhaqee relates from 'Aaishah radiallaahu 'anhaa that the Prophet
Mu'aadh ibn jabal radiallaahu 'anhu relates that the Prophet sallallaahu
Mu'aadh ibn Jabal also relates that Allaah's Messenger sallallaahu
POLISHING THE HEART
Abu Dardaa radiallaahu 'anhu said:"For everything there is
Al-Bayhaqee relates from Ibn 'Umar radiallaahu 'anhu that AlIaah's
There is no doubt that hearts becomes rusty just as copper and
(i) neglecting remembering Allaah, and
(ii) committing sins.
The polish for these two things is:-
(i) seeking Allaah's forgiveness and
CONFUSING TRUTH WITH FALSEHOOD
Whoever neglects [remembering Allaah] most of the time, then his
QUALITIES OF A GUIDE
So when a worshipper desires to follow another person, then let
The term furat [which occurs in the above verse] has been explained
The point is that Allaah - the One free from all imperfections,
Indeed, there is no difference between the living and the dead,
1. AI-Waabilus-Sayyib min Kalimit-Tayyib (pp.78-82).
2. Hasan: Related by Abu Nu'aym in al-Hiliyatul-Awliyaa
3. Saheeh: Related by lbnus-Sunnee in 'Aml al-Yawma
4. Hasan: Related by lbn Hibbaan (no.2318). It was
5. Saheeh: Related by Ahmad (4/352), from Mu'aadh
6. Related by al-Bukhaaree (11/208) and Muslim (1/539).
From al-Istiqaamah magazine Shawwal 1418H/ February