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Posted: February 23, 2008 in AbdulBary Yahya


Alhamdulilah, I ended up continuing my lecture series on Seats of Scholars–Paltalk. It worked out so well because I listen to the first part on my own actually and just caught up wit the rest of the people on there. They also have better notes than I do it seems..the format is there..but you fill in the details. Alhamdulilah.

I”ll post my notes below–please tread carefully as there just my notes and what I happen to download the format of the notes from: The lecture can also be found at

If your out there and don’t get the chance to listen–one can join this upcoming weekend on paltalk! Details:

(Join us as we hold our 9th Seats of Scholars class where Shaykh Abdulbary Yahya shares with us the means to which we can attain this spiritual cleansing of the most important organ for our well being in this world and the hereafter.

What: Audio lecture titled “The Purification of the Heart” by Shaykh Abdulbary Yahya

Where: Paltalk -> Religion -> Islam -> Seats of Scholars

When: Saturdays, 7:30 am (EST) Feb 16, 23, Mar 1, Mar 8

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My notes:


Seats of Scholars

The Purification of the Heart:

Two Wings of the Believer

By Shaykh AbdulBary Yahya

Purification 2

Week 2

A man amongst people in jannah:

· Abdullah Ibn Umar story: A person who goes to bed and has no jealousy towards anyone—and you forgive anybody has anything to you. Pure hearts—(Ila Man AtAllah bi Qalbin Salim—purifying the hearts)



Pure hearts:

· It’s easy but very difficult in cleansing it. Is being mad at that person worthy in not going to paradise? Which one do want the most? Is it worth for me to get angry. You purify your heart before going to bed. Before paradise on side and all the bad feelings on one side.


Two wings of the Mu’min: (Al Qawfa Wa Raja)

  • Fear & Hope—in Qur’an—paradise is always followed by hell-fire-there is balance
  • In Christianity–ex


Ibn Qayyim says in Madarijul Salikeen:

  • Al-Qalb—when it flies to Allah its like a bird
  • Love of Allah is the head
  • Fear and hope—are the two wings
  • If the head and two wings are straight—it takes flight—if u cut the head—the bird is dead—the heart is dead
  • If a birds wing is broken and is lying on the ground a hunter can take—its unprotected—i.e. shaytaan can get to it
  • Hope-increase in good deeds—fear so you stay away from the sins


Hadeeth Sahih Muslim and At-Tirmidhi: Aisha asked about the ayah – Those who give in charity of what Allah has given to them and their hearts are lenient and to their lord they return :

    • Ex. Those who drink—commit bad and then return and repent to Allah.


Hassan Al-Basri:


Cry more and laugh less

Prophet (SAW) said:





  • When it came to Saudi Arabia—some of scholars said it was haram—they said this because the thought if a person is in Saudi Arabia and a person all the way in American—they thought it was magic—and that’s shirk—they said this because they couldn’t comprehend it.
  • We cannot comprehend all the stuff in Paradise
  • Whatever you read in the Qur’an and imagine about paradise its greater than that and of the hell-fire what ever you imagine when you read it its greater than that.
  • When you’re little you think thing about the things that you want in paradise—in paradise when you actually get it it’ll be like garbage.


Ibn ‘Abbas:

    • He said when he hear about Allah speaking of things in paradise, only the name is the same but its actually different. The name—apples..water—but its so much great than that. The punishment—however difficult you perceive it—its passed that—so much greater. That’s why the Prophet s.a.w. said you would cry more and laugh less if you had seen what I have seen.


Rock drop:

    • 70 yrs ago—dropped 70 yrs ago—and just landed–


Fear & Sleep:

    • If a person really fears Allah the most will do righteous deeds—if a person wakes up at night Allah would reward them. When you’re afraid you can’t sleep—if you have a hard time waking up for fajr—think about the hell-fire—the sleep would go away immediately.



  • The merchandise of Allah is expensive—we don’t enter paradise with our deeds—you only enter with the mercy of Allah.
  • Shaykh AbdulBary Yahya I.E when he asked his son to get him water—he gave him 300 dollars—He gave it to him because not he deserved it—amt of work for the worth of money—but because he loved him—
  • The deeds that we do-is so miniscule—compare to what Allah will give to us.
  • When you compare eternity to anything..that number is zero—money—you can’t compare to anything—doesn’t have price—you get.
  • You only do deeds—small—they’ll never equal to eternity.
  • The deeds—we try hard just get close to that eternity.


The Prophet (SAW) said: Everyone will enter Jannah except those who refuse.

Allah invites us to paradise—all will enter except those who refuse—


In Surat An-Nazi’at:

  • ..Wa ma qafi..—“whoever fears his lord, controls his desires—Allah will grant them good”


  • Control—use your fear to aid you.


  • There is a time you should speak more about fear and other times hope—a person who commits a lot of sins and they want to return to Allah—then you speak of the hope—fear—depends on the person.


  • We all have hope—think of all of us—when u come to the Masjid—we all have


  • We have to have knowledge to help us in all through this. (Inama YaqshAllah Min 3ibadahi Min Ulaama)—the scholars are those who fear Allah the most


Ibn Masood:

o He said, knowledge its enough to instill fear. A person who fears Allah and at the same time hopes in Allah will continue to do good.


Omar ibn Khattab:

o He said if an angle came to earth and said “everyone will enter jannah except one person” Omar said that person would be me. Hudaifah knew the names of the munifiqoon—he omar asked “Am I one of them” –hope—fear—it should be the same.


The Prophet (SAW), Allah said:

o By my strength, I will not combine to fears and two tranquility—two fears and security will not be combined—if he fears me this dunya—security in the hereafter—if he feels secure in this dunya—I’ll make him fear me in the hereafter.



o When we fear people in the dunya we turn away from them—but when we fear Allah we run towards him.

o Some Muslims say—if I get into hell-fire—I won’t stay forever—they’re basically saying I am going there—they already gave up.


Al- Baqarah, 218:

  • Hope-how do you hope? Allah says “ Indeed those who believe, who make the hijrah, and they make jihad fisabillah, those who have hope, Allah is oft forgiving and merciful” These people do everything they can—they do all these things—they have hope.
  • I.E a man wants children—he stays in the masjid—and people ask him are you getting married? He says no—duh—you gotta try and do things.


Allah says:

  • “Inallatheena Yatulna Kitaballah…Indeed those who recite the book of Allah, he ….who give…they hope”


Allah says:

  • Indeed those who give and what Allah has given and their hearts are soft” these are the people who fast, give, and they fear Allah won’t except of them and they hope that He does”
  • “Is it equal to those who stand up in the night and pray and fear Allah—than those who don’t?”
  • “Is it the same, those who know or don’t?”


Hope & Fear:


Allah says:


In As-Sajdah, Allah says:

  • ..those who forsake their bed and goes to pray in the night..(this is sifaa) Fata Fatin Junoohum —they pray and fear Allah—they forsake their bed—the ask Allah.


A man came to the Prophet (SAW) asked: what du’as do you make in your prayer? He said: I ask Allah for Jannah and security from Hell-fire.


Allah’s Mercy:

  • There are people who ask for the dunya but not the akhirah –so ask “Rabanaa Atina Fi Dunya Hasana Wa Qini Adabaan Naar”
  • Ask for Paradise—and ask to be saved from the hell-fire
  • In Sujood and Tashahood—we should ask Allah for paradise—and when we ask we should ask for the highest place in Jannah! When a person asks we should ask for the highest—because than you reach for the highest—you do the most obligatory—you try the best—when you ask—ask for the best—and try your best!
  • Even if you don’t perceive and don’t think you deserve it—ask for it anyway—the impossible becomes the possible–


In hadeeth qudsi Allah says:

· “I am whatever my slave perceives me to be” We should fear Allah—the scholars agreed that fear at death is there—and during time death—we should hope for the mercy of Allah at that time because you don’t have any deeds to do.

· When we ask Allah, its granted to—when we ask him—make sure were not doing bad—there is a reason Allah might not give it to us then are there because we may be not ready for it and Allah is saving it for us.

· “Whoever who worships Allah just because he fears him, and with hope only (no deeds), and whoever worships Allah just because he loves—he’s just doing shirk Fear, hope, love—a Muslim who is full in his worship

· …hadeeth….if you met me with sins…Allah will forgive you

· When you commit a sin—people usually tell others about it—don’t do that—if Allah covers it for you, ask Allah for forgiveness—be consistent in tahajjud and ask Allah to forgive you.



Posted: February 6, 2008 in AbdulBary Yahya


_ Black spot; if he returns to Allah and repents, Allah will clear his heart..but continues and doesn’t return—the heart takes over–the rust—Mutafiffeen (Kala Bal Rana 3ala qulubuhum)


Truth becomes falsehood and falsehood becomes truth to the individual.


Waliyul Omar—the couple knew it was wrong—but they did it anyway—Allah subhana wa tala gave the child to them—wasn’t good for them—Allah made their hearts even more astray—because they went to do shirk and once they committed—Allah increased in it.—was a test for them.


Bani Isreal had knowledge when they committed sin—bad that they had knowledge and went ahead anyway—Allah made them go astray even more once the committed sins.


People delay in following certain rules—once they delay it—the heart will darken—because it becomes hard because the heart had rusted—even if they decided


Our hearts are tested—most difficult thing to control as it flips up and down—changes back and forth.


The heart is so called the heart because its always changing.


The only time your heart is pure and stable is in paradise. As Allah says “Whatever they have they won’t wanted to change”—speaking about the people of paradise in that their hearts are so pure they don’t want to change anything


One of the places the heart is tested is in prayer: The heart is sincere in the beginning…it may change while someone comes during your salaah. Sometimes you don’t realize and it changes on you. When this happens, you have to stop. When you do the deed check your intention—why are you doing it—in the middle of also ask your self—why are you doing it. {31:52)


Posted: February 4, 2008 in AbdulBary Yahya

Part 1: Diseases of the heart continued:


Being God conscious of Allah at all times is having Taqwa.

· When you look at the hearts of people, they are different

· Three kinds:

· 1.) Al-Qalbu Salim—the upright heart—righteous and has no sickness in it. This one is saved on the Day of Judgment—Surah Ash-Shu’ara: 26:88

26:88 the Day on which neither wealth will be of any use,nor children,

Yawma la yanfaAAu malun wala banoona

يَوْمَ لَا يَنفَعُ مَالٌ وَلَا بَنُونَ


26:89 [and when] only he [will be happy] who comes before God with a heart free of evil!”

Illa man ata Allaha biqalbin saleemin

إِلَّا مَنْ أَتَى اللَّهَ بِقَلْبٍ سَلِيمٍ


No one who has a sick heart will enter paradise


Everyone will be cleansed—all will Muslims will enter paradise but each heart will be cleansed.


If a person commits sins and Allah doesn’t forgive him, then he will burn in the hell fire.


A person can be cleansed through either the fire of hell and will stay there according to the sins (impurities in his heart) or through the trails of the grave.



The Umbiya and the Prophets have the best of hearts—puriest:

Allah says in Surah As-Saffat about Ibrahim a.s.


37:84 when he turned to his Sustainer with a heart free of evil,

Ith jaa rabbahu biqalbin saleemin

إِذْ جَاء رَبَّهُ بِقَلْبٍ سَلِيمٍ




2.) Al-Qalbul Mayt-the heart that is dead. This is the heart is covered up—the heart of those who don’t believe in Allah. (These are those who Allah says in the Qur’an as having coverings on their heart)


An-Nisa (The Women) 4:155

Fabima naqdihim meethaqahum wakufrihim biayati Allahi waqatlihimu alanbiyaa bighayri haqqin waqawlihim quloobuna ghulfun bal tabaAAa Allahu AAalayha bikufrihim fala yuminoona illa qaleelan

4:155 (They have incurred divine displeasure): In that they broke their covenant; that they rejected the signs of Allah; that they slew the Messengers in defiance of right; that they said, “Our hearts are the wrappings (which preserve Allah’s Word; we need no more)”;- Nay, Allah hath set the seal on their hearts for their blasphemy, and little is it they believe;-


Sealed because of their kufr—Allah sealed their hearts.

This heart is hard. As Allah says in Surah Baqarah 2:74

Thumma qasat quloobukum min baAAdi thalika fahiya kaalhijarati aw ashaddu qaswatan wainna mina alhijarati lama yatafajjaru minhu alanharu wainna minha lama yashshaqqaqu fayakhruju minhu almao wainna minha lama yahbitu min khashyati Allahi wama Allahu bighafilin AAamma taAAmaloona

2:74 Thenceforth were your hearts hardened: They became like a rock and even worse in hardness. For among rocks there are some from which rivers gush forth; others there are which when split asunder send forth water; and others which sink for fear of Allah. And Allah is not unmindful of what ye do.


· Bani Isreal—the jews.

· 3.) The heart of a Muslim, but the heart is sick. The heart is sick due to the Muslim following his desires, doubts, or sometimes both. Allah speaks to the wives of the Prophet s.a.w. in Surah Ahzaab stating:

· 33:32


Ya nisaa alnnabiyyi lastunna kaahadin mina alnnisai ini ittaqaytunna fala takhdaAAna bialqawli fayatmaAAa allathee fee qalbihi maradun waqulna qawlan maAAroofan

33:32 O Consorts of the Prophet! Ye are not like any of the (other) women: if ye do fear ((Allah)), be not too complacent of speech, lest one in whose heart is a disease should be moved with desire: but speak ye a speech (that is) just.


The heart can become sick due one following his desires; i.e. sexual desires.


Hudayfah Ibn Yamaman—companion of the Prophet s.a.w. said the hearts are four.


1.) Qalbun Ajrun: Clear and Pure: Only Allah and His rusuallah in his heart and he doesn’t worry about the dunya nor what the people think of him except for that which please Allah and His Rusullah s.a.w. This heart is like a lantern that is bright and shows the way: Heart of a Mumin


2.) Qalbun Anfal—a heart that has been closed: heart of a kaafir


3.) Qalbun Mankoos—the heart that has been flipped upside down: heart of a munafiq—he knows the truth and rejects—he sees, knows it, and turns blind to it.


4.) Qalbun Madatu Iman/Madutu Nifaq —nifaq and has Iman—hypocrisy in their Iman


The heart is a place—a source of goodness through the body.


The heart is affected the most by one committing sins. When a person commits a sin they may thing that it only affects their Iman, but when one commits a sin they are affected physically, mentally, and in every aspect—goes past that and affects those who are around you. It affects the people’s attitude and how they treat you. It’s important to realize this and protect oneself


Abduallah Ibn Mubarak said: “Committing sins kills the heart, and if you are consistent and persistent in committing these sins, then you will be degraded” You will be lowly in the sight of Allah and in the sight of people as well… “ And when you leave the sins, life returns to the heart and its better for you to disobey your desires so that your soul can have life”


Also the heart can blind a person from seeing the truth if the heart is not pure, clean, and healthy..and will not realize and see to as to what is good or bad. {22:54}


Lecture series

Posted: January 31, 2008 in AbdulBary Yahya


Part I: Diseases of the heart


Important—the purification of the heart –one of the most important parts of the body—the heart.

A lot of Muslims are sick and they don’t realized; if its physical if there is pain they will take care of it—just like the physical things—the heart also gets sick and a lot of Muslims don’t take care of it and search for the cure.

The Prophet s.a.w. in a hadeeth says—“indeed in the body there is a piece of flesh, if it’s healthy, than the whole body is good. If its not good and not healthy, then the whole body is not good—the part is the heart.

A lot of times when we look at people—the problems in the Ummah–the problems in our communities—we don’t go deep enough–and you say this person just argues a lot—he’s just a trouble maker—we brush it off—but if we look deeply we should find that it’s the person’s heart that is actually sick—that’s also what causes the sickness in the Ummah.

The scholars said the heart is the king of all the limbs. (Al-Qalbu Malakul A3da) And the limbs and other parts are just soldiers—because it’s what the heart tells the other parts to do. I.E if a leader is bad then he is going to lead the other people to do bad—then they said—If the heart is good then the limbs—soldiers are going to be good.




We all have problems—when you have problems you gotta tackle it from the roots—look for the source. The Prophet s.a.w. said in hadeeth—A person’s Iman will not be upright until your heart is upright—so your Iman will be upright if your heart is good.

It’s important because Allah looks at our hearts—not the clothes we wear—He looks at our deeds.

Abu Hurayrah r.a. narrated: Allah subhana wa tala does not look at your physical features (but if you keep clean than Allah loves==as Allah is beautiful and loves beauty) to determine his position in the site of Allah, nor His wealth (but if the person uses it in the way of Allah then he will be rewarded)

The heart the source of Iman and fear (God consciousness)

Taqwa comes from the word (Waqiyah—to protect) and one says ItaqiAllah—fear Allah—it means to do all that you can to protect yourself from the fire of Hell and to leave all that Allah has forbidden.