Reflecting on Surah Ash-Shu’ara:69-104


What is the state of my heart? Do I have a qalbain saleem? How can I improve the state of my heart?

A qalbin saleem is a heart which is constantly fearful of akhirah and never content with the dunya. I don’t have a completely qalbin saleem. My actions don’t always prove fear of the akhirah and contentment with the dunya. When I’m sinning I’m not fearful of the akhirah and when I’m too lost in material things I am content with the dunya.
A qalbin saleem is also a heart which is pure from spiritual sickness and traces of shirk, hypocrisy and kufar. I’m afraid that sometimes when I pray I’m not praying with a sound heart and that when I feel jealous of someone or have ill feelings towards someone, my heart is not sound. I have to try hard to get rid of this sickness within my heart.
As Mariam baji asked u to check whether or not we have a sound heart, we should ask ourselves how much of our wealth and children can we sacrifice for Allah? In order to improve the state of our heart we should learn to sacrifice of what we have and love for the sake of Allah. Only when we start sacrificing can we eradicate from our hearts the love of the dunya.
Another thing I can do to improve the state of my heart is to constantly remember the akhirah and a way in which I can do that is to recite the Quran and reflect on the ayahs that talk about the day of judgment and hell.

A Student of the Quran


About Quran Reflections

Al-Huda's branch at Khayaban-e-Sehar is one of the few Quran courses being regularly conducted in Karachi, Pakistan, where the mode of instruction and examination is English. The students and teachers have decided to upload their reflections on the Quran and class notes on this blog, in order to be available to a global audience for the latter's benefit and inspiration.
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One Response to Reflecting on Surah Ash-Shu’ara:69-104

  1. Aziza says:

    Beautiful reminder, JazakAllah Khair.

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