Pathology of the Heart in the Qur’ān: A Metaphysico-psychological Explanation
According to the Qur’ān, heart is the faculty by means of which an individual grasps the truth of ultimate moral and metaphysical verities. These functions can be disturbed-a condition which the Qur’ān refers to as diseases of the heart-due to a number of reasons. This article examines the nature and aetiology of the "diseases of heart" in the light of the Qur’ān. Human tendencies towards placidity, complacency and self-satisfaction, and the more dangerous capacity of self-deceptions, lead to the destruction of the inner vision and spiritual vigour, and to a "diseased" heart.
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Ahmad, A. (1999). Pathology of the Heart in the Qur’ān: A Metaphysico-psychological Explanation. Intellectual Discourse, 7(1). Retrieved from https://journals.iium.edu.my/intdiscourse/index.php/id/article/view/311