So that the All-Merciful May Descend…

Peace, one and all…

‘The heart is the home of God; purify it from whatever is other than Him
So that the All-Merciful (al-Rahman) may descend into His palace at night’
(Ibrahim Haqqi of Erzurum)

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8 thoughts on “So that the All-Merciful May Descend…

  1. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

    These words were written by King David.

    The heart, the conscience of man, in his corrupt and fallen state, is deceitful above all things. It calls evil good, and good evil; and cries peace to those to whom it does not belong. Herein the heart is desperately wicked; it is deadly, it is desperate. The case is bad indeed, if the conscience, which should set right the errors of other faculties, is a leader in the delusion. We cannot know our own hearts, nor what they will do in an hour of temptation.

    Who can understand his errors?
    Much less can we know the hearts of others, or depend upon them.

    He that believes God’s testimony in this matter, and learns to watch his own heart, will find this is a correct, though a sad picture, and learns many lessons to direct his conduct.

    These words were written by Matthew Henry.

    May God who cleanses our heart have mercy upon us, as we turn to Him in adoration and holy worship.

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