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Purification of the Heart’s Sicknesses (Love of Praise & Showing off – The Remedy)

Read Part 1 of this post: Purification of the Heart’s Sicknesses using the Name of Allah: Al ‘Aleem

It is from man’s nature to love to be praised. Allah created us with this. But instead of seeking the praise of Allah, some people tend to direct it to other than Allah.

The love for praise and showing off are sickness of the heart. This post talks about some of the remedies that those suffering from this sickness can follow in order to be healed from it completely. Read the rest of this entry

Purification of the Heart’s Sicknesses using the Name of Allah: Al ‘Aleem

The Scholars said that the Name Al -‘Aleem العليم  is the greatest warner and admonisher. It is mentioned about 150 times in the Qur’an.

If you know the meaning of this Name, it will purify your heart from sicknesses. Allah mentions in 11 verses in the Qur’an, that He is “عليم بذات الصدور”; which means that Allah knows what is in the breast. The breast (heart) encompasses our beliefs, wills, intentions, and resolutions, as well as the sicknesses of the heart; and Allah knows about it all in detail. No heart beats for the blink of an eye (i.e. nothing is missed), but Allah knows about that movement, whether that movement was for Him or for other than Him. We have to keep watch over our hearts. Read the rest of this entry