Signs of a Sound Heart

There are five things that constitute a sound heart (Qalb Saleem):

1. الذي ينفق ماله في سبيل الله
“A person is able to spend his wealth in the path of Allah (SWT).” i.e. having a giving nature
2. الذي يرشد اهله الي الحق
“A person is able to guide and instruct their family towards that which is the reality/the truth.”
What is ‘truth’? امر بالمعروف و نهي عن المنكر “To promote virtue and prohibit vice.”
3. الذي يكون قلبه خاليا عن غلبة الشهوات
“A person, his heart be in such a state that it is free from his carnal and base desires dominating his life.” i.e. Being the slave/servant of Allah, not a slave/servant of the nafs.
4. الذي يكون قلبه خاليا عن العقائد الباطلة
“A person, his heart if free from corrupted, distorted beliefs.”
5. الذي يكون قلبه خاليا عما سواك تبارك و تعالي
“A person, his heart is free from everything else other than Allah (SWT).”

Initial steps to take to attain a pure heart:

To make Taubah (repentance). There are three general requirements when repenting:

  1. To remove yourself from the sin that you are doing.
  2. Feel regret – Nadamat
  3. To make a resolution to never return to that sin.
  4. If you have wronged another human then there is a fourth condition which is to clear things up with that person and ask for forgiveness.

Symptoms of a sick heart:

Making false gods
Love of wealth – حب المال
Love for fame – حب الجاه
Love of fulfilling lustful desires – حب الباه
-False love for things

A few things to do in order to abstain from sin:

1. To be in the company of the Ahlullah.
2. Constantly remember Allah (SWT).
3. To be in public the same way you are in private.
4. To recite the Qur’an.

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4 Comments on “Signs of a Sound Heart”

  1. Maha Says:

    SubhanAllah, this is sumthing we shud all have saved, and keep reading it for reminders, a nice checklist to see if you’re inclining towards good or bad.
    I also learnt that in order to stay on the right path you need three major things
    1) connection to quran
    2) connection to sunnah
    3) company of righteuos ppl <– (i hope this blog counts :))

  2. faith786 Says:

    Beautiful. Concise and powerful. Thank you for sharing this!

    –Faith786

  3. musafir Says:

    for constant cleanliness of the heart it is vital for the person to have two things:-
    1) The sobat of the AwliyaAllah
    2) For the heart to be cleaned, ie Zikr of Allah. Zikr e Qalb

    JazakAllah, a very beneficial article

  4. T Says:

    SubhaanAllah!

    I pray this benefits us all…


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