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Author: Hamza Yusuf
Publisher: Sandala Inc.
Year Published: 2019
Format: Soft cover, Paperback
Signs, Symptoms and Cures of the Spiritual Diseases of the Heart
This exploration of Islamic spirituality delves into the psychological diseases and cures of the heart. This present text is based on the poem known as Matharat al-Qulub, which offers a means by which spiritual purification can be achieved. It was written by a great scholar, Shaykh Muhammad Mawlud, a brilliant scholar who mastered all of the Islamic sciences, including the inward sciences of the soul.
Diseases examined include miserliness, envy, hatred, treachery, rancour, malice, ostentation, arrogance, covetousness, lust, and other afflictions that assail people and often control them.
The causes and practical cures of these diseases are discussed, offering a penetrating glimpse into how Islam deals with spiritual and psychological problems and demonstrating how all people can benefit from these teachings. His teachings imply that purification is a life-long process, not something that is applied once and then forgotten.
Purity of heart never survives a passive relationship. Rather, it requires constant consideration. This book hopes to introduce to readers how that is done.
This book offers an insightful introduction to one of the most ancient of religious concerns: spiritual purification of the heart. It takes the reader through a well-known text from the Muslim tradition, and gives important commentary that is relevant to our day and to people of a variety of religious experiences.