Fragrance of the Heart

When evil desires surface within a person’s heart, and he sacrifices these desires for the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala or when these evil desires are thrown into the burning furnace of Taqwa, Noor pours into such a heart.

The area which is struck by a flood, earthquake or any other disaster then, due to the damage, the government declares it a disaster area and supplies material – the sand, cement, etc. – for the reconstruction of those homes and buildings destroyed in such a disaster. In a similar vein, when evil desires make their way into our hearts and we smash and destroy them for the pleasure of Allah, then this fragile building of our heart is shattered into thousands of fragments. On the pain and grief experienced at this destruction, Allah Ta’ala will reconstruct our hearts with the sweetness and the Noor of Imaan.