Do Emotions and Hormonal Fluctuations Affect the Soul?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Could you explain how the soul(nafs) is related to emotions /feelings. Do hormonal fluctuations play about in the nafs and negative emotions? Many women experience emotional ups and downs / or emotional numbness as side affects from hormonal/contraceptive pill use. I have not been able to find […]

Nasheed Hub: Talama Ashku Gharami

Talama Ashku Gharami, or “How Long Will My Heart Ache,” is a heartfelt Nasheed that may can relate to. One of the less-appreciated poems, it speaks directly to the soul.

Why Can’t I Find Peace and Contentness in My Heart?

Answered by Shaykh Riad Saloojee Question: Assalamu alaykum I am struggling to find peace in my heart now. I have been divorced 5 years ago on no fault of my own. Since then I have struggled to find that peace in my heart. 5 years on and I am in search of a decent spouse. […]

Do I Have to Take a Shaykh to Cure My Heart?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I recently realized that my nafs is enticing me mostly with evil thoughts (arrogance, pride, competing with Allah, I can do what Allah can do). It started with whisper 5 months ago. How to train my nafs in this condition? Is this necessary to work under a […]

Is Making Dua in My Heart Enough?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I understand that beseeching help from Allah and His Prophet (upon him be blessings and peace) is the best thing I can do, but every time I try to put what I want into words, I can’t articulate it. Is keeping duas in our hearts enough? […]

What Happens to the Heart After Death?

Answered by Shaykh Salim Ahmad Mauladdawila Question: Assalamu alaykum What happens to the heart after death? Answer: Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim. Imam al-Ghazali in book 21 of his encyclopaedic ‘Revival of the Religious Sciences’ talks about the heart and some of its realities. To quote (from the Walter James Skelli translation): [‘Heart’ (qalb)] is used with […]

Any Advice for Detaching My Heart From Someone?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Almost 8 years ago, I was talking to a brother for the purpose of marriage. We both loved each other, but the relationship didn’t work out because he felt there was a gap in our spiritual practice. I have tried to detach my heart over the years, […]

I Have Broken Someone’s Heart. Can I Give Charity on His Behalf?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I broke off a sinful relationship with a young man that was intending to head towards marriage. Now he is heartbroken and I feel guilty for having dragged him along while unsure about my feelings and causing him this heartache now. Would giving sadaqa be allowed for […]

Three Different Role Models With The Same Intention, by Shaykh Faid

Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said describes three different role models from amongst the companions of the Prophet Muhammad, who each chose a slightly different path to Allah. Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Raheem Allah Most High taught us in the Qur’an to ask Him for the greatest of achievements, and Him telling us this is a mercy from Allah […]

Travelling To Awaken Your “Anesthetized” Heart, by Dr Yousuf Patel

We are living in times whereby our very beings are inundated with innumerable challenges and ambiguities. How then to restore our hearts to a state where it’s receptive to the most important reality of all: God? Dr Yousuf Patel shares his story. Our tumultuous lifestyles and worldly aspirations accentuated by the fast pace flux of […]