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In "Islamic philosophy, the qalb ("Arabic: قلب), or "heart, is the origin of intentional activities, the cause behind all of humans' intuitive deeds. While the brain handles the physical impressions, qalb (the heart) is responsible for apprehending. Heart and brain work together, but it is the heart where true knowledge can be received.
In Islamic thought, the heart is not the seat of feelings and emotions, but of "rūḥ (Arabic: روح): the immortal "cognition, the "rational soul.
In the "Quran, the word qalb is used more than 130 times.
Stages of taming qalb
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Qalb also refers to the second among the six purities or "Lataif-e-sitta in Sufi philosophy. To attend Tasfiya-e-Qalb, the "Salik needs to achieve the following sixteen goals.
- "Zuhd or abstention from evil
- "Taqwa or God consciousness
- War'a or attempt to get away from things that are not related to Allah.
- "Tawakkul or being content on whatever Allah gives
- "Sabır or patience on whatever "Allah fe Subhan ta'âlâ does
- "Shukr or gratefulness to whatever Allah gives
- Raza or seeking happiness of Allah
- Khauf or fear of Allah's wrath
- Rija or hope of Allah's blessing
- "Yaqeen or complete faith on Allah
- "Ikhlas or purity of intention
- Sidq or bearing truth of Allah
- "Muraqabah or total focus on Allah
- Khulq or humbleness for Allah
- "Dhikr or remembrance of Allah
- Khuloot or isolation from everyone except Allah
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