Enslavement of the Hearts
by Shaykh Sulaymân as-Sulaymî
Allâh – the Most High – has placed in everyone that He has created, a heart which must be filled; either with submission and servitude to Allâh, or with submission and servitude to other than Allâh. Every single heart has feelings, desires and inclinations. The question is: will those feelings, desires and inclinations be directed to Allâh alone, or will they be directed to other than Allâh? Only the former truly being the subjugation and servitude to Allâh. The ’ubûdiyyah of the heart to things other than Allâh are many. Sometimes it is submission and servitude to money, sometimes to power and position, sometimes to women; and other such things that people covet very much. However, what they covet can either lessen their servitude and worship of Allâh, or completely nullify it!