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Meaning "heart", is the origin of intentional activities, in Sufism
In Islamic philosophy, the qalb (Arabic: ), or heart, is the origin of intentional activities, the cause behind all humans' intuitive deeds. While the brain handles the physical impressions, qalb (the heart) is responsible for deep understanding. Heart and brain work together, but it is the heart where true knowledge can be received.
Qalb () literally means to turn about. So what is the connection between "turn about" and "the heart"? When something turns about, it does not remain the same and so does our heart. Our feelings and thoughts change all the time and that is why it is called Qalb ().
In the Quran, the word qalb is used more than 130 times.