The healthy heart

This is an extract from the book “Purification of the Souls”:

On the Day of Resurrection, only those who come to Allaah with a healthy heart will be saved. Allaah says:

“The Day when there will not benefit [anyone] wealth or children
 But only one who comes to Allah with a sound heart.” [Surat Ash-Shu’ara: 88-89]
In defining the healthy heart, the following has been said:
“It is a heart cleansed from any passion that challenges what Allaah commands, or disputes what He forbids. It is free from any impulses which contradict His good. As a result, it is safeguarded against the worship of anything other than Him, and seeks the judgement of no other except that of His Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم). Its service are exclusively reserved for Allaah, willingly and lovingly, with total reliance, relating all matters to Him, in fear, hope and sincere dedication. When it loves, its love is in the way of Allaah. If it detests, it detests in the light of what He detests. When it gives, it gives for Allaah. If it withholds, it withholds for Allaah. Nevertheless, all this will not suffice for its salvation until it is free from following, or taking as its guide, anyone  other than His Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم).”
A servant with a healthy heart must dedicate it to its journey’s end and not base his actions and speech on those of any other person except Allaah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم). He must not give precedence to any other faith or words or deeds over those of Allaah and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم). Allaah says:
“O you who believe! Do not put (yourselves) forward before Allaah and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم), and fear Allaah. Verily! Allaah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.” [Surat Al-Hujurat: 1]

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