Tree of the Heart


بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Shaykh Taj ad-Din Abu al-Fadhl Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Atha‘illah as-Sakandari (q.s.) said, “The heart is a tree that is watered with the water of obedience and its fruit is what you find in the outcome: the eye’s fruit is contemplation, the ear’s fruit is listening to Qur’an, the tongue’s fruit is remembrance, and the hands’ and feet’s fruit is seeking goodness.  If the heart becomes dry, the fruit falls.  If it becomes barren do much remembrances of Allah (s.w.t.).  Be not like the sick individual who says, ‘I will not take medicine until I find a cure.’  It is said to him, ‘You will not find a cure until you take medicine.’”



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