Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Episode 3: Don’t Let Our Hearts Swerve | Conversing with God

Once we find the Straight Path, staying upon it becomes a priority. And so we ask, “Oh Allah, do not let our hearts swerve [off the Straight Path] after you have guided us.” If we are continuously in a state of mercy towards others and vigilance towards ourselves, we may stay firmly upon the path and find God’s mercy everywhere. 

رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّاب

rabbanā lā tuzigh qulūbanā baʿda idh hadaytanā wahab lanā min ladunka raḥmatan innaka anta l-wahāb

“Oh Allah, do not let our hearts swerve [off the Straight Path] after you have guided us. And gift us Your mercy; verily, You are the One who gives the most gifts.” [3:8]

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Sh. Omar Husain

Sh. Omar Husain

Head of Instruction | Omar serves as the Religious Director at MCECC in San Antonio, is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern (LPC-Intern-Supervised by Michael Moyer), and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). He graduated from Al-Azhar university with a degree in Islamic studies and Arabic. He holds an MA in counseling and guidance and is currently a doctoral candidate in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His knowledge of the Islamic and social sciences makes him uniquely equipped to address contemporary issues facing the Muslim community.