Causes of the hardening of the heart

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Reference: Fataawa Noor ‘alad-Darb – Question No.6194, Pages 18-19, Volume 12

Question: What are the causes of the hardening of the heart, and the cure for that?

Response: [From] the causes of the hardening of the heart are avoiding and distancing oneself from Allaah (‘Azza wa Jall) and the recitation of the Qur.aan; [this is in addition to] busying oneself in [the affairs of] this world, such that [the affairs of] this world become the most important of all his thoughts, and as a result he is not concerned with the affairs of his religion. [As we know] obedience to Allaah (‘Azza wa Jall) necessitates the softening of the heart, and it’s tenderness, as well as it returning back to Allaah (Tabaara-kAllaah).

And the remedy for that is to turn to Allaah [in worship], and increase in His remembrance and the recitation of the Qur.aan, as well as other acts of worship – according to [the best of] one’s ability.

We ask Allaah for ourselves and our brothers [and sisters] that he softens our hearts to His remembrance, and to prolong it upon His obedience, for indeed He is All Capable over everything.

Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

About Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.