Destructive qualities of the heart

As for the destructive qualities of the heart, they are: [1] pride (kibr); [2] conceit (‘ujub); [3] envy (hasad); [4] hatred (hiqd); [5] stinginess (bukhul); [6] showing-off (riyaa); [7] love for rank and love for wealth (hubb l-jaah wa hubb lmaal); [8] boasting (iftikhaar); [9] false hope (amal); and [10] having an evil opinion of the Muslims. These ten qualities are the destructive traits of the heart that are the foundation of blameworthy character. It is obligatory for every Muslim to remove these from his heart.

Shaikh Usman Ibn Fodio

What is love?

What is love? Love is when you can’t sleep without having prayed Isha (last prayer), love is when you can’t eat without saying Bismillah (in the name of Allah) first, and love is when you say Alhamdolillah (thanks to Allah) remembering all that Allah has blessed you with. The true love we all long for and strive to find our entire lives can only be found in Him. Learn to love and obey Him first and then you’ll find someone worth loving for His sake. Cause, wallahi (I swear by Allah), if you don’t love Him (how can you not love Him?) there will always be something missing in your life, there will always be sadness in your life. One of the 99 names of Allah is Al-Wadud, meaning ‘The Loving One’. “And he is the Forgiving the Affectionate” – Qur’an [85:14]

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