Thursday, December 27, 2007

Purification of the Heart

Purification of the heart was once described by a scholar:

He gave the analogy of a man who didn't have a bath for a whole year. So to make himself look clean and presentable, the dirty man decided to put on perfume and wear expensive clothes. Obviously his actions would be futile. He would still reek and smell, right?

Similarly, if we have unclean hearts and we focus on external actions only, (e.g. Salah, fasting,etc.) our actions would be futile. Hence purification of the heart.

If we do not focus on the importance of purifying our heart,
all our external good deeds will be in vain.

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