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Purification of the Heart.

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Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Question: Assalamu alaykum

Where does purification of the heart begin?

How can i give dawah to my non muslim family?

Some of them ask a lot of theological questions that i’m not sure how to answer.

How can you forgive someone who has done something really heinous to you?

Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh

I pray you are well.


Purification of the heart begins with repentance, when a person admits his wrongdoings and turns to Allah. Please refer to this reader for more information.

An excellent place to start at is this free On-Demand course on the First Principles of Islamic Spirituality.


Before trying to invite others to Islam you should try to strengthen your own faith and practice with knowledge, practice, and the company of the righteous. When your own transformation occurs it will be much easier to get them to see the beauty of Islam.


Please refer to this article to understand how you yourself can benefit from forgiving others.

May Allah bless you with the best of both worlds.

[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat

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