The Qur’aan has given great importance to purification. Allaah says, “The Day when they will not benefit [anyone] wealth or children but only one who comes to Allaah with a sound heart” [26:88-89]. When traversing on a path towards Allaah we need to equip ourselves by having a sound heart.
This course seeks to explain some of the qualities of the heart which a person is required to embrace as part of his journeying to Him such as: sincerity, love, fear and hope. We are living in a secular society which has no spirituality, separating religion from its day-to-day life. We should yearn for spirituality because by being in a strong spiritual state a person will be firmer and more beloved to Allaah.
The course is based on an explanation of a short didactic poem entitled ‘The Exquisite Pearls’, written by the late scholar Shaykh Naasir al-Sa’dee (d. 1376H).
In this course you will learn the following:
- How is patience achieved?
- Which do we require more of – fear or hope?
- How do we know if Allaah loves us and we love Him?
- How do we increase our love for Allaah?
- What are the benefits of having tawakkul in Allaah?
- What are the virtues of having sabr?
- What is zuhd?
- What are the different forms of dhikr (rememberance)?
- Why must we strive to attain good character?
- How do we express gratitude (shukr) to Allaah?
Biography of the Author:
He is the noble Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Naasir ibn ‘Abdullaah ibn Hammad al-Sa’dee, from the tribe of Banu Tameem. He was born in the year 1307H, in the city of ‘Unayzah. He was an orphaned at a young age and was then placed under the care of his older brother Hamad. The Shaykh completed memorising the Qur’aan at the age of twelve. He then pursued knowledge of other religious disciplines under the supervision of several senior scholars; from them: Shaykh Ibraaheem al-Jaasir, Shaykh Saalih ibn ‘Uthmaan al-Qaadee, and Shaykh ‘Alee ibn Naasir Aboo Waadee.
He devoted his life to teaching the people from the age of twenty-three. From his students were Shaykh ibn Aqeel and Shaykh Saalih ibn ‘Uthaymeen. He was a person of worship, a jurist (faqeeh), a traditionalist (muhaddith) and an author of many beneficial books and treatises.
Additional Reading Material:
- Diseases of the Hearts & their Cures by Ibn Taymiyyah
- The Purification of the Soul by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya & Abu Hamid al-Ghazali
- Heaven’s Door by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya & Abu Hamid al-Ghazali
Spiritual Disease and its Cure by Ibn al-Qayyim
Having studied this course you should consider studying the following:
- Virtues of Good Actions
- The Exquisite Pearls
- Weakness of Emaan
- The Book of Heart Softeners
- Spiritual Preparation for Ramadhaan
- Ramadhaan the Month of Qur'an
- Doors of Repentance
- Never Despair in the Mercy of Allah
"My dear brothers and sisters at the Tayyibun Institute in the United Kingdom. I ask Allah (swt) that He grants you success and correction in your affairs and I also ask Allah (swt) that He always brings us together upon righteousness…."
Shaykh Abu Salih