A few take-aways from Habib Umar’s fourth session in Toronto teaching Imam Ghazali’s text Marvels of the heart.
“If you are having difficulty understanding a book, leave it, do ablution, and pray two rakaats, and insha’Allah you will understand it after that..”
“The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said someone who has not memorized the Quran internally in their heart is like a house that has been abandoned…”
“The homes of believers should be filled with the recitation of Quran. This creates light. But we find in some Muslim homes that the mushaf is not opened even once in the week. Families have time to watch all kinds of programs, but the Quran isn’t opened. In previous times the Quran was recited in the souk, in the marketplaces, let alone in the homes of the believers.”
“The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said I wish Surah Tabarak to be in the heart of every believer. It prevents punishment in the grave and intercedes for its recitor until they enter into Paradise..”
“The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said I don’t see someone who goes to sleep without reciting Surah Tabarak as a thinking, intelligent person..”