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11 December 2018 CE | 02 Rabbi al-Thanni 1440 AH
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Hadith Explanation


Overpowering Heart of a Believer


The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “I can see the devils among the Jinn and mankind running away from Umar.” [Sunan at-Tirmidhi]

“Obeying Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) revives and gives life to the heart, making it strong and firm. Obeying Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) cleans the dirt which is on the heart and makes it shine. Continuous obedience of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) makes the heart clean, pure, luminous and as shiny as a mirror. Strange and amazing are the effects of this illuminated heart.

“When a Shaytaan approaches a person with such a heart, then the light of that person’s heart hits the Shaytaan in the same way that meteorites (shooting stars) thrown at them by the angels in the heavens do, when they try eavesdropping on the conversations going on in the heavens. The Shayateen fear these types of hearts as much as a wolf fears a lion; in fact, even more than this.

“Sometimes, when believers with such hearts cross the path of a Shaytaan and the Shaytaan is assaulted by this light, then other Shayateen rush to sympathize with him and ask each other what happened. They are told that some human overwhelmed him. They say: ‘You appear to have been overcome by the ‘evil eye’ (the look) of a believer.’

“The light from a heart illumined by Allah’s obedience has such an effect, that even Shayateen made of fire begin to burn in its intensity.” [Dawaa-e-Shafi by Imaam Ibn al-Jawzi]

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