Aqeedah (Theology), Tazkiyyah (Spiritual Development)

True Meaning of Trust in Allah

Trust in Allah is one of the best ways a servant can worship his Creator.  It is an internal worship residing within the heart.  It is also one of the causes to attaining the love of Allah as Allah Says, “Certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him)” (Quran: 3:159).  And in many verses of the Quran, Allah constantly emphasizes to the believers that, “And in Allah let the believers put their trust” (Quran 5:11).  The level of trust in Allah varies from one person to another.  According to Ibn Al-Qayyim, trust in Allah in it’s complete form…

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Tazkiyyah (Spiritual Development)

The Heart is Never Void of Thoughts – Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah

When you reject an idea that comes to you, that which is after it would be rejected. But when you accept it, it would be a wandering thought, then it would prey upon the will, and with the help of the thought, they would use the body. If it is difficult to be used, they would both turn to the heart with hope and lust, and you would direct it to what is desired. It is a well known fact that reforming ideas is easier than reforming thoughts, and reforming thoughts is easier than reforming will, and reforming will is…

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