Purification of the soul

The ‘Allāmah Ibn al-Qayyim (رحمه الله) said:

“The purification of the souls is more difficult and challenging than treating the bodies. He who purifies himself by spiritual practices, struggling, and seclusion which the Messengers did not come with is similar to the sick person who treats himself with his (own) opinion. How does his opinion measure up to the cognizance of a doctor?!

The Messengers are the doctors of the hearts. There is no path to purifying them and rectifying them except by way of them and at their hands, and by pure submission and compliance to them. And Allāh’s Aid is sought.”

Madārij al-Sālikīn (2/300)

Book: Ten Principles Concerning Purification of the Soul – عشر قواعد في تنمية النفس
Author: Shaykh ‘Abd al-Razzāq al-‘Abbād
Published by: Hikmah Publications
Translated by: Raha Batts
Page: 21,22

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