With the Heart in Mind: The Moral and Emotional Intelligence of The Prophet
With The Heart In Mind is an inquiry into the nature of the intellect and how classical Islamic theologians understood the nature and function of the intellect.With The Heart In Mindasks readers to consider an alternative understanding of intelligence in which the primary function of the intellect is to know God and lead others to Him as well.
The author suggests that by studying the Emotional Intelligence of the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wassalam), we improve the quality of our relationships with the people around us and we, like the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wassalam), can become catalysts for change around us. Emotional Intelligence within the author's model of intelligence is a tool by which the message of God is transferred to humanity. With the Heart in Mind reminds us that "To be loved by people is half of intelligence."
Wahab Bin Munabih said,
“I have studied over seventy-one different books. After reading all of them I have come to the conclusion that from the first man to the last, the intelligence which was given to the entire humanity when compared to the intelligence of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) is like that of a grain of sand compared to the sand of the entire world.
He was indeed the most intelligent man ”
The Prophet of Allah (peace and blessing be upon him) said to Ayesha (may Allah be pleased with her):
“I can well discern when you are pleased with me and when you are annoyed with me.”
She, may Allah be pleased with her, asked, “How do you discern it?”
Thereupon the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) replied: “When you are happy with me you take an oath saying, ‘I swear by the Lord of Muhammad. However, when you are upset you would say, ‘I swear by the Lord of Ibrahim.”
Ayesha (may Allah be pleased with her), said: “Yes (you are right) O Messenger of Allah, but by Allah, I leave nothing but your name.”
- Reported by Al-Bukhari (5228)
“In this book, Ustadh Mikaeel Ahmed Smith has benefitted us with a very unique and beneficial topic, highly relevant to our times: the reality of 'aql in the Quran and Sunnah, and its perfect manifestation in the life of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wassalam). I truly benefitted from this work - it was at once spiritual and academic, emotional and intriguing, historical and philosophical. A well-researched and stimulating work for all contemporary Muslims.” - Dr. Yasir Qadhi