Heart Therapy

Heart Therapy

Purification of the Soul

Instructor: Yahya Ibrahim

  • Date: 14 - 15 July 2012
  • Time: 8:30am to 7:00pm
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia

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The human being is essentially made of three components: the body, the mind and the soul. Islam views the soul as an extremely important component and it is given a lot of attention by those learned in the sacred sciences. The soul is something that the devout Muslim seeks to reform, purify and keep free from harmful diseases in the same way one would protect oneself from the ailments of the body.

Purification of the soul (tazkiyat al-nafs) is a branch of the Islamic sciences and the topic has been discussed at length. The state of our soul is directly connected to the state of our heart. As with the physical world wherein physicians have sought to find cures to the body, similarly specialists in the matters of the heart have given cures to the maladies of the heart.

To know that it is the pure heart that gains adsmission to Paradise is enough to show the importance of this subject.

In this course you will gain understanding of the fundamental aspects of the Soul: how it relates to your faith, what causes it to corrupt and what are the cures. You will learn about the 6 traps of Shayṭān and how they corrupt your heart. In particular you will learn about the following diseases affecting the heart:

  1. Anger
  2. Backbiting, slander and tale carrying
  3. Envy
  4. Lying
  5. Riyāʾ (Ostentation)
  6. Love of this world
  7. Miserliness
  8. Hatred

You will learn each disease in detail: from its causes, symptoms and most importantly its cures. The cleansing of the soul should ultimately lead to attaining the highest level of faith, iḥsān. This knowledge of purification of the soul should help you take practical steps towards this end result.

The Prophet said, “Allah did not send down a disease from the sky except that He sent its cure with it; so seek medical treatment O worshippers of Allah!” The scholars have said that it is obligatory to seek treatment for the diseases of the heart and recommended for diseases of the body!

Yahya Ibrahim

Yahya Ibrahim

Yahya Ibrahim is Canadian by birth & education, Egyptian through a rich ancestry, Turkish via the blessing of marriage to Songul and Australian by Choice of residence and migration.

Since his early teens Yahya has been talking about Islam to Muslims and non-Muslims. He was blessed with numerous opportunities to meet, translate, study and teach alongside some of the Islamic worlds top scholars.

Yahya Ibrahim began memorizing the Qur’an at the age of 16 and finished 20 months later, receiving an ijazah (certification) in proficiency and an instruction to teach. He began lecturing at the age of 17 and has been involved in the Islamic community since 1993 , alhamdulillah.

Ustadh Yahya is blessed now to be living in Perth, Western Australia with his wife and three wonderful children – Shireen, Omar and Adam. He is a regular lecturer to Muslim and non-Muslim audiences their and around the world. He travels in Australasia, Africa, South East Asia, Europe and Canada to deliver lectures on Islam and Muslims to a variety of audiences. 
He is committed to spreading a message to Muslims that empowers them spiritually and helps them integrate into the broader community. He is born in the west, raised in the west and lives in the west. A message of anti-militancy, religious tolerance, and moral universality are a part of his outlook.

Yahya is a registered Teacher and serves the Muslim community at Curtin University and teaches internationally with AlKauthar Institute . 

Video Lectures


Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia

Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP) - University of Malaya

Course Objectives

1. Appreciating the holistic nature of Islam.
2. Love for Allah’s Messenger (ṣalla'llāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam).
3. Recognising the diseases of the heart.
4. Learning their causes and their cures
5. Purifying your intentions for actions.
6. Anger management.
7. Controlling the tongue.
8. Increasing the quality of your tawbah.


Course Contents

Part 1: The 3 Components of Man & the Reality of Religion

  • The 3 Components of Man
  • The Components of the Religion

Part 2: Iḥsān

  • The levels of Iḥsān
  • Acquiring higher levels of Iḥsān

Part 3: Tazkiyah – Concepts & Terms

  • Definition of Tazkiyat al-Nafs
  • Remedies and Cures
  • Importance of Tazkiyat al-Nafs

Part 4: The Traps of the Shayṭān

  • Evil – Origins and Wisdoms
  • Iblīs' Ploy
  • Repentance
  • Iblīs’ Last Attack

Part 5: Diseases and Vices of the Heart

  • Anger - Effects of Anger; Anger management
  • Backbiting, slander and tale carrying 
  • Envy
  • Lying
  • Riyāʾ (Ostentation): Types of Riyāʾ
  • Love of this world
  • Miserliness
  • Hatred