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All acts of disobedience are
poison to the heart, which
causes its sickness and de-
struction. As its sickness
worsens and increases, it
thus leads to deviation from
the path of Allah.
In order to protect the health
of our hearts, we must get rid
of the effects of such poisons
and should guard ourselves
against them. Falling victim
to the poisons of the heart
will gradually result in having
a hardened heart. And if ever
taken any of the poisons by
mistake, we should hasten to
clean ourselves from its bad
effects by immediately turn-
ing to Allah in repentance,
and doing good deeds to ex-
piate our sinful actions.
Of all the acts of disobedi-
ence which are all poisons of
the heart, there are four
which are widespread and
have the greatest effect to
the heart. These four poisons
are:
Unnecessary talk
Failure to lower the gaze
Excessive eating
The REVIVAL
Of the
H E A R T
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By: Sister Mercy Cruz (Umm Malik)