Refinement of the Hearts
Imam Ibn Juzayy al-Kalbi
Translation and Commentary by Hamza Yusuf
15 CD Boxed Set
In the City of the Prophet, peace be upon him, Hamza Yusuf delivered this series of lectures on this lesser known work, Refinement of the Hearts. The author of the text, the 8th century Spanish master of the Islamic sciences and martyr, Imam Ibn Juzayy al-Kalbi, presents an unassailable Sufism thoroughly grounded in the Book of God.
This small but powerful treatise is one of the finest pieces of Islamic spiritual literature in Muslim history. Hamza Yusuf’s illuminating and engaging reflections bring it to life for any modern Muslim in search of the keys to refining his or her heart in a world that seduces the hearts of humanity.
Doomsday’s singular preparation is to use the opportunity of the world to refine our hearts, for it is a “Day when nothing avails a person, neither wealth nor progeny, only one who brings to God a sound heart.” This wonderful treatise helps us with practical and effective means to do just that. Esentially dealing with the adornment and the beautiful qualities of the heart.
Quotes from some of the attendees:
"Essential listening ... overflowing with wisdom and subtleties that stir the heart. If everyone listened to this, I am convinced the world would be a better place."
"Shaykh Hamza took us through the journey of the heart through the concepts of patience, tawheed, purity—all leading to the ultimate state of love to the Creator. His teachings were well reflected on current challenges of the Muslims enabling us to assess our personal efforts to keep our focus on getting closer to our Creator in a constant changing environment "
"The combination of Shaykh Hamza Yusuf's teaching with the text itself make the lessons an excellent experience. His eloquence and erudition are enthralling, and the text can serve to develop one's own relationship with the Holy Qur'an. Highly recommended."