Corrosion of the Heart

Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (رضى الله تعالى عنه) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:

When the Mu’min sins, a black spot forms on his heart. If he makes istighfaar and taubah, the black mark is removed and his heart is purified. If he increases his sin, the black mark increases. This is the corrosion of the heart spoken of by Allah Ta’ala (in the Qur’an)
[Ahmad, Tirmizi, Ibn Majah]
Source: Hayatul Muslimeen


  • P A Raim

    Asslamoalaikum. It is surprising that the spiritual objects are explained by pysiccal examples and in the process the confusion is created. Does the heart here means an organ on the left side chest of the body or consciousness or soul of the Mumin ??

  • Wa-aaikumussalam.
    Beloved Prophet (PBUH) too referred to heart-qalb. At least I have not heard of anybody having problem with this way of putting the things. But, for you, to begin with the heart may be taken as the psyche. I suppose now you’ll sail smoothly. No? Wassalam.

  • Bilal A.


  • P A Rahim

    ASLk. Is there any thing wrong in trying to understand what prophet(pbuh) has said ? Why the knowldge need to be conveyed the way it is difficult to digest iwhen you know the metaphor used does not convey a meaning but a threat ?

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