What is "Strive to Bring Aive"

The purpose of this column is to motivate and encourage everyone to make an attempt to bring alive the very simple actions that will be presented every two weeks. Insha-Allah by making these very easy actions part of our daily lives, we will benefit from the blessings of practising on these a’amaal and they will also become a stepping stone towards doing greater actions.
As a means of encouragement to others, and also to spur us ahead, a vote counter has been attached. The idea is that for two weeks every person reading this column should make an effort to practice on the ‘amal (action) presented. At the end of the two weeks, those who have practiced upon it for at least one week or more should vote “YES.” This will Insha-Allah encourage others also to do the same.

A Clean Heart

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Imagine having a white bed sheet that is soiled with oil, blotted with ink and stained with paint ... will we ever think of sleeping on such a sheet? The answer is a definite “NO!” Then, how is it ever possible to sleep with a heart smudged with hatred, burning in anger, drowned in jealousy? It is as simple as forgiving, overlooking and cleaning our hearts of all evil at all times. We cannot afford to leave this world with a heart that is filled with dirt. Having a clean heart invites peace, happiness and contentment in our lives. It is only a clean heart that will allow the mercy, love and bond with Allah Ta‘ala to be established and strengthened. Death may come to us at any time. Let us strive to leave this world and meet our Allah Ta‘ala with a heart that is clean and pure.