Islamic concepts

Qalb (@qlb@) — the heart, the mind, the gut, soul, spiritual centre

  • In Qurʾānic terms, the Qalb is the locus of awareness and consciousness
  • the place or part inside you that opens or expands to accept Islam
  • the place or part inside you that can harden (like stone) against remembering the Greater Reality
  • soft spot
  • Believers, respond to God and His Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life. Know that God comes between a person and their heart, and that you will be gathered to Him. (8:24)

39:22 6:125

English terms

harden your heart
to make yourself not feel pity or sympathy for someone; If you harden your heart or if something hardens your heart, you stop having kind or friendly feelings for someone.
heart
the part of you that feels strong emotions and feelings, the heart thought of as the place where emotions are felt
in your heart
if you know, feel, or believe something in your heart, you are secretly sure about it although you may not admit it; the heart thought of as the place where emotions are felt
gut reaction/feeling/instinct
a reaction or feeling that you are sure is right, although you cannot give a reason for it
at gut level
if you know something at gut level, you feel sure about it, though you could not give a reason for it
gut
used to talk about feelings, ideas, etc., that come from your emotions and from what seems true or right rather than from logic or reason

It’s an emotional thing.

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