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The Diseases of the Heart

Shaykh Abū ʿUways

A large focus of the lecture is on having ‘justice’ in one’s affairs and not being deceitful and treacherous with people.

Abū ʿUways reminds us, “What we do matters, what we say matters, how we deal with people matters, and Allāh is going to judge us and we will stand accountable for this. The issue is a matter of justice. We have been unjust with our tongues, we have been unjust with our hands, we have been unjust with our hearts, we have been unjust with our business dealings, we have been unjust with our transactions and our dealings with one another. We have to clean this up!

We are talking about diseases of the hearts, and from the diseases of the heart is the ẓulm (oppression), the injustice that we do to one another, the injustice that we do to our wives, the injustice that they do to us, the injustice that attaches itself to our children, the injustice with those whom we come in contact with in the masjid, and with those we meet on the street.

To be just is what is required! It is a judge in any given situation with what is true, what is real, what is right!”

Published: June 20, 2007
Edited: July 18, 2023


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