Service your Heart

In this world, we possess appliances, machines, cars, buildings … These material possessions that we own, require maintenance and a service regularly to function optimally. If we do not repair those deficiencies that are found in them, they will become dilapidated and lose value.

Likewise, the spiritual hearts that we possess, require maintenance. For the efficient functioning of our spiritual heart, we are required to service and oil our hearts regularly …

How do we service this Soul of ours?

By making the Zikr of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala … When we recite the Zikr of Allah, then we are not depriving our spiritual heart of its nourishment and it’s regular service … If we do not maintain this spiritual heart, we will go into a spiritual ebb (a spiritual low) … Heedlessness enters our heart and we become negligent and lazy. Not being conscious of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala eventually leads to the death of the spiritual heart … We should seclude ourselves every single day for a few minutes and make Muraqabah (meditation) and the Zikr of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala




Taken from a Majlis of Moulana Naeem Motala …

Lower your Gaze! ~ Moulana Naeem Motala Saheb DB

In the closing verses of Surah Furqaan, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala has mentioned and awarded the title of  ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ (True Slaves of Allah) to His honourable and favoured servants. There are ’12 Qualities’ displayed by these bondsmen which will indeed gain them unique honour in the Court of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala …

In a two part discussion, extracted from this series, Moulana Naeem Motala Saheb DB explains in depth on the ‘Effects and Harms of Zina’

Zina is an epidemic! … It is a plague! … It is a disease which is common today … Many people (to some degree), are suffering from this Bemari (sickness). We are living in such an environment, the moment we come out of the Musjid we are attracted towards Haraam … Go on to the computer we are attracted … Whilst driving there are huge billboards … Cellphones, we’ve got a problem!
A person who indulges in Zina (fornication), his life will be restless. He will be suffering a ‘turbulence in his heart’… All the time, he is afraid he must not get caught out! Sleep disappears, there is no enjoyment in his food, he is restless, he gains no concentration nor enjoyment in his Salaat … His mind is somewhere else … His gaze is somewhere else … His thoughts are somewhere else…
Allah takes away the sweetness of Imaan from his heart!
Allah takes away the sweetness of Ibadat from his heart!
Allah takes away the Noor from his face!
Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala has created man with Ishq (love) in our hearts. There is no exit for those lust, passions and desires if we try and adopt those paths and methods which are contrary to Shariah. Ishq (love) is a very valuable asset! Instead of using this love for illicit relationships and Haraam woman or men, we should channel it towards Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. This Ishq (love) is similar to petrol. The more petrol an aircraft has, the faster it will fly and the quicker it will reach its destination! … BUT the ‘Qiblah’ must be correct  …The direction must be right! … If the Qiblah is towards ‘Laila’ (illicit beloveds), we’re not going to get anywhere … The Qiblah has to be towards ‘Maula’ (Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) ……. If one ponders and reflects over the root cause of this Bemari (sickness), it is Badd’ Nazri (Casting Lustful Glances). When a person does not cast lustful glances, he will make ‘rapid spiritual progress’ and he will reach Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala very quickly!
When Shaytaan brings the sweetmeats of all these Haraam relationships … why do we accept it so readily? 

It is mentioned in a Hadeeth-e-Qudsi : ” Casting lustful glances is a poisonous arrow of the arrows of Shaytaan. Whosoever abandons it, out of my fear, I will replace him with such an Imaan the sweetness of which he will enjoy in his heart”

Shaytaan wants to see you spiritually dead! This heart of yours which is enjoying the Noor of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, the Noor of Ibadat, Tilawat, Zikr, will become like a corpse! A dead body! Allah says, whoever restrains himself and does not become a victim of the poisonous arrow of Shaytaan … I will replace him with such Imaan … the ‘Sweetness’ of which he will enjoy!

Shaytaan will bring back the reels of the past

If a person is caught up in these illicit relationships, the first thing he should do is make sincere Taubah! … Pure genuine sincere Taubah (Taubah tun Nasooha) … Whoever wants to be forgiven must have a firm intention to leave these sins (feel Nadamat-Regret) and make a firm decision never to commit these sins again.… ‘Oh Allah, I am feeling ashamed of myself!’ … Turn to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala sincerely and cry over your sins …

Taubah is a conveyance that takes a person from the ‘Farsh’ (earth) to the ‘Arsh’ (throne) of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala … Sins take a person far away from Allah … Taubah brings him close to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala

‘Remedies of Zina’

• Make sincere Taubah and Istighfaar …
• Make the Zikr of Allah … when we say La ilaha illallah, we should remove from our hearts all the Haraam pictures, faces and relationships …
• Make Muraqabah … Meditate about Mauth (Death – The destroyer of Pleasures) …

Let us remember that all the beauty of this world will perish one day … but the beauty of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala remains …