In the light of the Holy Hadith
♣Keep your heat pure.♣
“There is in the body a clump of flesh – if it becomes good, the whole body becomes good and if it becomes bad, the whole body becomes bad. And indeed it is the heart.”
(Al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 49)
Dear brothers and sisters,
If we wish to change the world, we cannot change it by attempting to rectify the outward. We can change the world by rectifying the inward, because inward precedes the outward. If we want to rectify our actions, we must first rectify our hearts. If you look at the world today, every war and every bit of suffering all over the world is rooted in human hearts. The reason people are aggress against other people is the desire of the heart. Covetousness, the desire of conquer, the desire of exploit other people, and the desire the steal their natural resources, all of these are from diseases of the heart. A sound heart cannot commit such acts.
There are four virtues that can differentiate between somebody whose heart is pure and somebody whose body is impure. These virtues are wisdom, courage, justice and chastity. First of these is the wisdom, by which you can differentiate between true and false, beautiful and ugly. The Almighty Allah says about wisdom: “He grants wisdom to whom He pleases; and he to whom wisdom is granted receives indeed a benefit overflowing” (2/269). The second virtue to keep your heart pure is courage. The manner of courage brigs about generosity, relief, gallantry, self-submission, forbearance, endurance, steadfastness, control of anger, reverence, lovability, etc.
The third virtue is justice. It is intended to mean a state of mind and power that adjust both anger and appetence, and subjugates their activity and stoppage to requirements of wisdom. The last virtue is chastity. It is intended to mean that the power of appetence is disciplined in accordance with the requirements of mind and religious law. The manner of chastity brings about modesty, patience, tolerance, satisfaction, piety, kindness, helpfulness, gaiety, and non-covetousness, etc. If we wish to change the world, we have to keep our hearts pure by achieving these four virtues.
Jobayer Al Mahmud
Student, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey