7 Reasons for the Closure of Hearts Toward the Quran

Among the best acts of worship is to occupy oneself with the Quran, be it through reciting its verses or contemplating over their intended meanings.

In its capacity as the main source of Islam, the Quran encompasses all the rulings, regulations, illustrative parables, wisdom, admonitions, historical events, scientific and cosmic signs, that help believers lead their lives in accordance with the laws set by the Creator, Allah the Almighty.

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So, the Quran leaves none of the matters of faith or the material world without proper and adequate explanation.

{And We have sent down to you the Book as clarification for all things and as guidance and mercy and good tidings for the Muslims} (An-Nahl 16:89)

Reasons for the closure of hearts toward reflecting on the Quran

1. Sinful acts of the heart

As they represent one of the most powerful shields against the Quran, sinful acts of the heart prevent it from being attended to or touched by the Quran. In the presence of such a shield, it becomes improbable to find any pleasure or satisfaction with the Quran.

Hudhaifah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings upon him) said:

“Temptations will be presented to men’s hearts as reed mat is woven stick-by-stick. Any heart gets impregnated by them will have a black mark put into it. Any heart rejects them will have a white mark put in it.

The result is that there will become two types of hearts: one white like a white stone which will not be harmed by any turmoil or temptation, so long as the heavens and the earth endure; and the other, black and dust-colored like a vessel which is upside down, not recognizing what is good or rejecting what is abominable, but being impregnated with passion.” (Muslim)

2. Sinful deeds of the body organs

Believers can experience deprivation in their ability to memorize the Quran because they harm others or fail to lower their gaze. Similarly, they can be deprived of contemplating over its verses because of sinful deeds.

Abdullah ibn Amr bin Al-As (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said,

“A Muslim is the one from whose tongue and hands the Muslims are safe; and a Muhajir (emigrant) is the one who refrains from what Allah has forbidden.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

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