With the name of Allah, the most compassionate and the eternally merciful, I hope to start a new series of posts with the title of “Fiqh-ul-Qulub”, based on an encyclopaedia compiled by Muhammad Bin Ibrahim At-Tuwaijiri, which deals with the understanding of the heart. This book is a great treasure of wisdom and inspiration for all those who realize the importance of this life and know that this short journey can lead them to either the ultimate success or complete loss depending on the way they live it.
Being muslims we know that our success lies in following the will of Allah as described in the Quran and Hadith, but somehow a great many of us fail to get the true knowledge of this divine guidance and then out of those who get this knowledge, most of us fail on the next level which is the implementation of these teachings in our lives. Consequently the character which would reflect the true spirit of Islam has become a rare occurrence. That is why the most important question in my mind has always been:
“Why is the character and way of life of a majority of us so-called “practising muslims” so far away from the true spirit of Quran and Hadith?”
And even more importantly “What is the obstacle in the way of implementing our knowledge, and how can we remove it?”
Alhamdulillah these and many other questions have been answered in this wonderful book and I hope and pray that I might be able to share a few things that I learn from it. May Allah accept it and make it beneficial for all… ameen