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Books to buy: Purification of the soul

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I frown upon exaggerations and use of extra vowels, but,

The Purification of the Soul is authored by Ibn Qayyim, Imam Hanbal, Ghazali and others. As a book of tazkiyah (purification), it reminds us to bow down to Allah and teaches us how to repent, through the instructions of Prophet Muhammad , his companions and the fabulous Qur'an.

Topics discussed include: Sincerity, the nature of intention, types of heart, the four poisons of the heart, seeking Allah's forgiveness, supplication, praying at night, love of Allah, hope in Allah, fear of Allah and others.

'Sincerity is the freeing of one's intentions from all impurities in order to become nearer to Allah... Ibn Taimiyya wrote, "Remembrance of Allah is to the heart what water is to fish. What happens to a fish when it is taken our of water?" ... He is so right who said: "Do not ask son of Adam to fulfil a need, Ask Him whose gates are never concealed. Allah is wrathful when you do not ask Him. While son of Adam is angered if you ask him" ... All the illnesses from the heart result from desires and doubt, and the Quran is the cure for both...'
I've put my order in. Let me know if you do too. Well, ya don't haf to, I'm jus sayin'.

Seller: Islamic Bookstore £6.80 / $10.95



  1. Salam alaikum,
    I have this book, and I like to keep it on my bedside table for those dark moments when you need someone to hold your hand, and for just plain feeling glad that you are Muslim, Alhamdulillah.
    You'll love it, InshaAllah.

  2. Is-za Jelass27/10/2010, 16:05

    Wow, I thought I owned this book but I don't. I will look into this so thank you sister for posting. Alhamdoolilah.

    I also would reccomend Purification of the Heart: Signs, symptoms, and cures of the spiritual diseases of the heart originally writted by imam al Mawlud Mutharat al Qulub

    ANd of course In the Early Hours: Reflections on Spiritual Self Development by Kurram Murad :) (amazing)

  3. @Is-za, I have Khurram Murad's In the Early Hours from the summer course in Leicester! It's from... '93. Exquisite and insightful book. I shall be writing about that soon too ia.


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