The condition of our heart as a physical organ plays a vital role in the functioning of our body. Its well being is something a considerable amount of time, money and effort is invested in to ensure its healthy maintenance over the years and reduce the risks of chronic heart conditions, attacks and failure. As we know, the body as a whole, multiple organs and tissues are all dependent on the heart. Its instability results to other functioning organs to destabilize, limiting and restricting the body with unsettling discomfort, hence we understand how crucial it is to take care of this beating organ, to take care of ones heart. Despite this, there is a more pressing matter concerning this very heart. That is the heart as a spiritual chamber, the spiritual heart.
The whither of the physical heart is pale in comparison to the spiritual heart. In the Islamic tradition a greater emphasis is placed on one's spiritual heart. We are warned of a day, the Day of Judgement, which is described as "a day in which neither wealth nor children shall be of any benefit, except one who comes to God with a sound heart" (Quran, 26:88-89). The Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said concerning the heart "... if it is sound the whole body is sound..." (Muslim). What is understood by a sound heart is it being free of defects and illnesses but not the illnesses that we are familiar with per medical say. As the physical heart has its ailments and treatments so does the spiritual heart have its wide range of diseases and treatments.
Brick Lane Jamme Masjid has organised this much needed talk on the Diseases of the Heart which aims to highlight the numerous diseases and afflictions to the spiritual heart and its remedies, that not only impact the bearer of the heart but also those involved in the social sphere and wider community. We invite everyone to attend and encourage you to bring your friends and family along with you to this FREE event.