The heart becomes sick, as the body becomes sick,
and its remedy is al-Tawbah (repentance)
and protection [from transgression].
It becomes rusty
as a mirror becomes rusty,
and its clarity is obtained by remembrance.
It becomes naked
as the body becomes naked,
and its beautification is al-Taqwa.
It becomes hungry and thirsty
as the body becomes hungry,
and its food and drink are knowledge,
love,
dependence,
repentance
and servitude.


–Β  Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

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