Tazkiyah: Nurturing the Soul – Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Sunday 13th March 2016 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK)
Allah has created Man in a very unique form. He has given man intelligence and blown into him a spirit which makes him human. When Allah instructed the angels to prostrate to Adam (A.S) they were not just prostrating to his physical body, but rather the spirit within him. We all possess this soul yet it is often given little attention.
We indulge in many physical pleasures in this life, often neglecting our soul and depriving it of nourishment. Our souls are important, just as our bodies, in being sustained and satiated. If the body is created from the Earth then its nourishment comes from the Earth. Our souls are heavenly and therefore its nourishment must also be celestial and heavenly.
Find out from this talk the importance of the soul and how we can look after it, ensuring that it remains nourished with a close connection to Allah.
Below are some of the timecodes and topics relating to this talk:
8:24 – Ramadan helps us focus on our soul
14:45 – The constant change within our bodies
21:31 – Why would someone still sin after 30 years of practising?
29:30 – Is there a difference between the brain and the mind?
46:40 – Understanding the terms ‘tarbiyah’, ‘tanmiyah’ and ‘tazkiyah’
1:06:22 – Our bodies came from the soil of the earth and will be returned there.
1:12:00 – The settlement of the soul
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