If You Want To Know Where Your Heart Is — See Where Your Mind Goes When It Wanders:

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Hearts are the main source of reasoning — Here, rationality has been associated with it, since no organ works if the heart doesn’t.

So you see those in whose hearts is disease hastening into [association with] them, saying . . . (Quran, 5:52)

Then do they not reflect upon the Quran, or are there locks upon [their] hearts? (Quran,47:24)

This implies that one can’t reflect if one’s heart is locked — Perhaps we should try to think with an open heart instead of an open mind, because if the heart is open eventually the mind will open, too, because thinking sprouts from the heart.

And hold Firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided. And remember the Favor of Allah upon you,when you were enemies and He brought your hearts together and you became, by His favor, brothers. (Quran, 3:103)

The Prophet(saw) said:Verily Allah does not look to your bodies nor to your Faces but He looks to your hearts. (Muslim)

Aql (Intellect) is a matter of the heart — Almost everywhere Feelings precedes thinking,it's the Feelings that generate Thoughts.

In the Quran affairs of the heart are mainly three:

Reason (Aql), Reflection (Tadabbur) and Understanding (Fiqh).[ SEE (22:46) For reason, (47:24) For reflection and (6:25), (7:179), (9:87) For understanding ].

In an islamic perspective, the heart covers a wider scope. as it includes thinking, soul, and consciousness in it depending on the context it is used.

The importance given to heart (Qalb) in the Quran and Sunnah is very much evident.

Al-Bukhaari (5269) and Muslim (127) also narrated From Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him), that the Prophet (saw) said: “Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, will Forgive my Ummah For whatever crosses their minds so long as they do not act upon it or speak of it.”

Ibn Rajab (May Allah have mercy on him) said: These texts refer to Four matters: the recording of good deeds and bad deeds, and thinking of good deeds and bad deeds. This is four matters.

Then he said: … The third matter: thinking of good deeds. It is recorded as one complete good deed even if he does not do it, as it says in the Hadeeth of Ibn ‘Abbaas and elsewhere. …

In the Hadeeth of Khuraym ibn Faatik it says: “… If a person thinks of doing a good deed but then does not do it and Allah knows that he thought of it and was keen to do it, He records For him one good deed…” (Narrated by Ahmad:18556).

This indicates that what is meant by “thinking of” here is the determination and resolve that are usually present when one is keen to do an action, not merely a passing thought that is not accompanied by any resolve or determination.

“And know that Allah knows what is in your minds,so Fear Him”.

(Al-Baqarah 2:235)

“But He will call you to account For that which your hearts have earned”.

(Al-Baqarah 2:225)

During the ‘60s and ’70s pioneer physiologists John and Beatrice Lacey conducted research that showed that — the heart actually communicates with the brain in ways that greatly affect how we perceive and react to the world around us.

So,you have to water the roots First. Don’t cut off the connection with your heart merely because you want to be a logical, rational person, thus burying it under the debris of darkness.

It’s never too late. There is time until the last breath crawls out of our lungs. Heal the heart to cure the brain and mend actions. Instead of solely relying on your own self or the people around you, seek help From Allah (swt) as Prophet (saw) used to.

The Messenger of Allah (saw) would often say: Ya Muqallibal-qulub, thabbit qalbi 'ala dinik ('O Changer of the Hearts! Strengthen my heart upon Your Religion.)' So I said: 'O Prophet of Allah! We believe in you and what you have come with, but do you Fear For us?' He(saw) said: 'Yes. Indeed the hearts are between two Fingers of Allah's Fingers, He changes them as He wills.'"

So,the point is that — when we purify our heart, then the desires of our heart will be adapted according to the Command of the Lord — Then our thoughts will also become what our Lord wants From us.

Then the action we will take after that will be righteous because it will only be in accordance with the Command of Allah(swt) and His pleasure.

May Allah(swt) purify our hearts and minds and give every one of us a sound heart.(Ameen).

JazakAllah (May Allah Reward You [with] Goodness)For Reading.


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