The ac- tion of the night are presented before Him before day- break, and those of the day before nightfall. This healthy heart continues to trouble its owner until he returns to Allah, and is at peace with Him, and joins Him, like a lover driven by compulsion who finally reach- es his beloved. Heaven has groaned and it has a right to groan. Repentance has a beginning and an end. The healthy heart prefers what is beneficial and healing to what is harmful and damaging; the sick heart prefers the opposite. ولادته : ولد عام 736ه وقد أرخ الحافظ ابن حجر رحمه الله ولادته في سنة ست وسبعمئة ، ولعله سبق قلم من الناسخ ، والله أعلم ثناء العلماء عليه : 1- قال أبو المحاسن الدمشقي : الإمام الحافظ الحجة والفقيه العمدة أحد العلماء ال اسمه : هو الإمام الحافظ العلامة زين الدين عبد الرحمان بن أحمد بن عبد الرحمان بن الحسن بن محمد بن أبي البركات مسعود السلامي البغدادي ، ثم الدمشقي الحنبلي أبو الفرج ، المعروف بابن رجب. So he arose in this light, full of determination and said: 4 Ah, woe is me, that I was forgetful of Allah! In such a relationship, a servant should cling to good behaviour, only presenting him with his outward appearance, while disguising his inner soul, until Allah of- fers him a way out of his affliction and the means of es- cape from this situation.
The station of turning in repentance is at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end. In Islam, a Muslim is supposed to take care of his or her soul in the same way as they do of their body. The result of doing so will either be the death of his heart or, at Poisons of the Heart 33 the very best, its falling seriously ill. Arrogance, hatred and envy depart from it, and it is filled with Him, through fear of Him and through contem- plating the danger of His punishment - and so it becomes occupied with nothing other than Him, and has no con- cern other than contemplation, bringing itself to account and striving in the way of Allah. Third, the actions which Allah has made a part of life in general, without their being essential.
If it undertakes this struggle, then it becomes nafs al-lawwama, the reproachful self; and if the struggle is won, then it be- comes nap al-mutma'inna. Too Much Food The consumption of small amounts of food guarantees tenderness of the heart, strength of the intellect, humility of the self, weakness of desires, and gentleness of tempera- ment. Everything will perish except His Face. The life of this world was more insignificant to them than dust. This regret is a private matter, between him and his Creator. He says that He does not need to punish His creatures if they thank Him and believe in Him. Some of what can be said is that the servant learns about Allah's Might, which is manifested in His decree - that is, that He, Exalted and Mighty is He, decrees whatev- er He wishes.
Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God. The first view is that of the people of knowledge and explanation, while the second has been attributed to the Sufis. So he submits to the will of Allah and surrenders to Him contentedly, never dissatis- fied or complaining, and with his faith never wavering. Staring and gazing without restraint is disobedience to Allah: 4 Tell the believing men to lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that is more purifying for them. Revised by al-'Arabi Ben Razzuq and Ahmad Thomson. The Reproachful Self It has been said that this kind of self is the one which cannot rest in any one state. Is the nafs the same as the ruh spirit? It is the pain and anguish of the heart when it senses that harm is imminent Fear is what restrains the body from being disobedient and compels it to worship and service.
However, mixing with them is sometimes necessary for your livelihood, businesses, consultation and the like. When temptation is presented to pure hearts such as this, they oppose it and reject it, and so their light and illumination only increase. There are three conditions for repentance to be valid if the wrong action is to do with what is due to Allah, Exalt- ed and Glorious is He: feeling regret, abandoning the wrong action, and resolving never to repeat it again. Does not Allah already know what is in your heart? Whatever is in the heavens and the earth supplicates to Him. Allah, Mighty and Glorious is He, says: 4 And do not obey anyone whose heart We have made forgetful in remembering Us - who follows his own de- sires, and whose affair has exceeded all bounds.
It also has a craving for lust and pleasure, and prefers them, and strives to experience them. قال أبو المهند : ليست هذه نقمة بل هي نعمة أن يوفق المرء لكتب شيخ الإسلام أبي العباس وتلميذه القيم ابن القيم. The self that is not blameworthy is the self that blames its owner for his own shortcomings in obeying Allah, in spite of all his efforts in that direction. Remembrance of Allah also drives away shay tan, sup- pressing him and breaking him; it is pleasing to the Merci- ful, Mighty and Exalted is He, dispels worry and melan- choly from the heart, adorns it with delight and joy, fills the heart and face with light, and cloaks the one who re- members Allah with dignity, gentleness and freshness. We might never laugh at all. It makes the body incline towards disobedience to Allah and makes worship and obedience seem laborious - such evils are bad enough in themselves.
The Day of Resurrec- tion is like the day of the harvest, and no one reaps what he did not sow. This is the beneficial type of knowledge. Second, a pure heart in which the light of faith is bright and from which its radiance shines. Although they may believe in the akhira in a general way, they have not discovered what this life is meant for, nor are they aware that it is only a stopping place where provisions for the final journey can be acquired. This is why Abu Sulaiman used to say that you should not call anyone a zahid.
Repentance has a beginning and an end. He is pleased with even a little right action and increases its rewards. In doing the hajj and fighting jihad, perseverance is required, be- cause of both of the above mentioned characteristics com- bined: laziness and meanness. It is like a crop after rain whose growth pleases the farmer - but then it dries up, and you see it turn yellow, and then it becomes straw. Allaah Has commanded us to contemplate, but few do so. Al- though this was often due to a shortage of food, Allah de- creed the best and most favourable conditions for His Messenger, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. It does not know its Lord and does not worship Him as He com- mands, in the way which He likes, and with which He is pleased.
The memorization of Quran can be an effective ploy, which a Muslim can adopt to ensure maximum and continuous Dhikr of Allah for consistent purification of soul. If the heart loses this love, then the loss it suffers is more severe than that of the eye when it is deprived of its sight and the ear when it is deprived of its hearing. A servant should benefit from companionship. This kind of patience means that he must not be pleased with his having been obedient and boast about it, bringing it out from the realm of the veiled secret in to that of public scrutiny. Most of these are large books comprising many volumes and are difficult for most Muslims to have access to; in addition to this they frequently contain weak and fabricated reports. This station arises from a healthy and strong conviction.