Purification of the Heart | IAFUNSW
19 May, 2016
Islamic Awareness Forum of UNSW
“It is a stage that all of those who are striving and competing are competing for it and it is a kind of life that if you are missing it, you are one of the dead.
It is a light that if you are without it you are in an ocean of darkness. It is a medicine or cure that if you are without it, your heart becomes a place of sicknesses.
It is a sweetness or pleasure that if you are without it, life becomes a thing of worries and of pain.”
Ibn al Qayyim, regarding the love of Allah (swt)
Assalamu ‘alaykum dearest brothers and sisters,
It’s that time of the year again. All of a sudden you have 923843234 assignments hovering over your head, forcing you to bleed through yet another all-nighter, cramming in whatever last minute studies you can. The icy cold air in the morning makes it increasingly difficult to for you to escape the comforts of your blanket, struggling to make it for Fajr. You wake up just in time for your 9am class and with no time to lose, you rush out for Uni. Another day, another Fajr missed.
The stresses of life eat out into your very mind and soul, it’s monotonous yet tight grip forcing you to silently abide. Shaytan (or is it your nafs?) whispers oh so soothingly; “Once exams are done, then I’ll get on top of things. Once things settle down, I’ll think about the deeper things”. Stagnant. Weak. Vulnerable. The flame of your spirit burns lighter and fainter as the days pass by.
Though it may be burning fainter, it’s still burning. Though you keep falling, something inside of you is not willing to let go.
It’s time to answer to the muffled cries of our hearts. It’s time to purify our soul.
IAFUNSW brings you our very first workshop of the year; “Purifying the Soul.” We hope to share valuable insights regarding not only diseases of the heart such as pride, jealousy and envy, but also our day to day norms which cause such diseases; dangers of the tongue, the eyes, time wasting and so much more. Part and parcel of this much needed discussion will also include how to create and maintain a high spiritual and mental well being in face of hardships, precious remedies and instructions imparted by the Qur’an and Sunnah, and hidden gems from the stories of our pious predecessors!
There will be a particular emphasis on what we, as students, can do to purify our hearts whilst also juggling the necessary responsibilities of life.
Our speaker will be none other than Sheikh Hassan Elsetohy, CEO of Muslim Aid Australia. Sheikh Hassan specialises in imparting priceless advice regarding the soul and it’s discipline.
So for the details…
Date: Thursday 19th of May 2016 (Week 11)
Location: Mathews 113
There will also be a small $5 entry fee for the workshop, but fear not we will provide you with delicious food! If this sounds like something you were just waiting to happen (or if the mention of food sold it to you), then click on the link below to register*!
Form link: http://goo.gl/forms/rECpshHsN5
We look forward to seeing you there, Insha’Allah!
*Since food will be provided, all attendees must register for catering purposes.
“O content soul, come back to your Lord, well-pleased, well-pleasing. So, enter among My (special) servants, and enter My Paradise.” (Qur’an 89:27-30)