One of the most important tasks for which the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH), was sent was the purification of the soul. Allah says, speaking of this mission:
“It is He who sent to an illiterate people a messenger from amongst themselves, reciting to them His signs and purifying them and teaching them the Book and the wisdom even though before they were clearly in error.” (62:2)
So whoever truly hopes for Allah and the Last Day should have a special interest in the purification of his own soul, for Allah has linked the success of His servant with the purity of his soul, after making eleven consecutive oaths. There is not to be found in the Qur’an another oath such as this. Allah says:
“By the sun and his brightness, and the moon when she follows him, and the day when it reveals him, and the night when it enshrouds him, and the heaven and Him Who built it, And the earth and Him Who spread it out, and a soul and Him Who perfected it and inspired it with awareness of what is wrong for it and what is right for it, he is indeed successful who purifies it, and he is indeed a failure who neglects it.” (91:1-10)
The word tazkiat means to purify or to cleanse; the word zakat comes from the same root, since zakat purifies wealth by the recognition of Allah’s right over a portion of it.
MAS is holding special classes every Sunday after Zuhr (2:00pm) to focus on the purification of the soul. What are the means of purifying the soul? What are the tools that we can use for this end? This class aims at clarifying these concepts.