Purification of the Soul

Date page was first added: 5th January 2022.



Contrary to what you may have been led to believe, Salafis pay great importance to the topic of purification of the soul in the form of tasfiyah (purification and correction). Within this page, you’ll find lectures, posts/articles, recommended books, links to Islamic websites and leaflets.

Indeed, the believers strive to purify and distance themselves from the darkness and filth of Shirk, Bid’ah and Kufr and come closer to the light and purity of Tawheed, Sunnah and Eemaan, the path of guidance and success.

We ask you to reflect and not be deceived and beguiled by those who boast about “tazkiyat al-nafs” (ethics and purification or purification of the soul) yet when you look at their actions they’re the foremost in being immersed in sins, disobedience and heedlessness like listening to music (including nasheeds), singing (like naats and manqabats), dancing, being engrossed in watching dramas on TV, and they are also the foremost in holding innovated and superstitious beliefs like “hazer and nazer” and Prophet Muhammad being created from light, etc, as well as engaging in innovated festivals and celebrations like birthdays, death anniversaries, the Mawlid and Shab-e-barat, which they are deluded into thinking is showing love, honour, respect, etc, may Allah guide them.

If they truly loved the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) as they openly claim (and berate those that reject and don’t follow their practices and traditions), they would not partake in these innovated celebrations and festivals because the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) himself didn’t celebrate Mawlid, Shab-e-barat, his birthday, etc, so they should follow Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) in this. Those that loved and respected him the most, the Sahabah, radi’Allahu ‘anhum) also didn’t celebrate these events, so let us follow in their footsteps and stay away from innovations.

We also ask that you stick to authentic adhkar and dua’s as found in well-known authentic books such as Hisnul Muslim (Fortress of a Muslim) or the Precious Remembrance by Shaikh Muhammad bin Salih al-Uthaymin (rahimahullah) and be wary of dubious dua’s and recitations, especially those with an alleged reward or benefit to the individual (like sins being forgiven, calamity/hardship being removed or protection from debt and poverty) and those that are allegedly to be recited a certain amount of times like 100 or 1000 times or even more, those which aren’t established and not reported in the Qur’an or Sunnah (authentic ahadith).

Please take the time to go through the following information and spread to those who you believe may benefit from this, such as friends, family and colleagues.

More content may be added at a later date, in sha Allah.

1. Videos
2. Audio lectures
3. Posts/articles
4. Recommended books
5. Islamic websites
6. Leaflets

1. Videos

Warning Against Following One’s Desires:

Having Taqwaa (Fear) of Allah:

Calling Ones Soul to Account:

Death – The Destroyer of Desires:

Ways to Cure Depression – Knowing the Keys to Happiness:

Short clip – The Spread and Proliferation of Sins and Disobedience:

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2. Audio lectures

Patience in Da’wah – By Al-‘Allāmah, Ash-Shaykh Ṣāliḥ Al-Luḥaydān رحمه الله – Tele-link 2005

The Path of The Righteous by Shaykh Abdullaah Bukhari

The Levels Of Restraining The Soul: Knowledge and Action By Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiree (2004) 


Purification Of The Soul By Hasan Somali

Purification Of The Soul by Abu Khadeejah

Purification Of The Heart By Abu Hakeem

‘Ten Means of Purification Before one can Enter Paradise’ – Khutbah by Abu Hakeem

10 Ways to Achieve Forgiveness From Allah For Our Sins – by Abu Abdir-Rahman Uways Taweel

10 Ways to Achieve Allah’s Love – by Abu Abdir-Rahman Uways Taweel

Ten Ways to be Patient in Times of Trials and Afflictions – by Uways Taweel

A Strong Word Against Lying Upon The People of Truth by Abu Khadeejah

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3. Posts/articles

The Meaning and Importance of ‘Aqidah’:

The History and Origins of the Kalam Theology of the Asharis and Maturidis:

A Concise Explanation of the Shariah Definition of Bidah and Its Proofs From the Prophetic Sunnah:

False Worship and False Religion Derives From Four Roots Which Have All Been Negated By the Qur’an:

Amazing Gems Regarding Sincerity: Part (1) – Secret Righteous Actions:

Ibn Al-Qayyim: The Foundation of All Disobedience (Sins) Is Incapacity:

Punishment for Sins Can Be Removed by Ten Causes: Three From the Servant, Three From Other Than Him, Three From Calamities and One From Allaah, the Most Merciful:

Muhammad Bin Abd Al-Wahhab and the Excuse of Ignorance for Muslims Who Fall Into Affairs of Shirk:

Bringing about the return of the glory of Islaam through Tasfiyah and Tarbiyah:

Ibrahim Ibn Adham’s response to “We call upon Him and He does not answer us”:

Ibn Al-Jawzee (rahimahullah) on the history of Sufi thought, books and authors:

A critique and Clarification of the Falsehood of “Hidden Knowledge”:

Clear Prohibition of Grave worship:

Imam al-Shatibi’s Comprehensive and Definitive Definition of Bid’ah:

Clarification from the Shuyookh on the Type of Magic which is Kufr and Expels from Islaam:

The types of Tawheed and definitions of each one of them:

The Strangeness of the People of the Sunnah:

An Explanation of the Tree of Faith based upon Notes taken from a Study Seminar:

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4. Recommended books

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5. Islamic websites


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6. Leaflets

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  1. islamtees – The Qur'an and Sunnah upon the understanding of the Salafus-Saalih (Righteous Predecessors).
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