The Hardened Heart

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us and how we about

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my dear brothers and sisters.

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The human heart

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is the most special and the most important part

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of the body.

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And so, Allah subhanho wa Taala not only made the heart

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to be the most important part of the physical body,

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but more important than that,

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the most important part

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of your spiritual body.

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And so Allah subhanho wa Taala made the heart, the control center.

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If the heart

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is filled with good

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then that

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basically demonstrates itself on the rest of the body.

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And if the heart is filled with evil,

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then you will see that

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on the rest of the body and in the actions of the person.

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And so in the hadith of a no man had been mushy Radi Allahu Han. He says that the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allah we're in feel Jessa de Magua

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that in the body, there is an Oregon

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either or solo her either solo Han Solo Hetal Jessa, do Kula. If this one. If

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this one Oregon

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is operate,

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then the rest of the body will be operated.

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Either solo had to Salah hell, just what either first said that first, don't just do Kula.

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And likewise, if the Oregon was to be corrupt

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and not maintained well,

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then the rest of the body would be corrupt. Allah will heal club. Indeed, it is the heart. And so the heart also has life. Just like your body has life.

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But the life of the heart is far greater and more important than the life of the body.

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And the heart also becomes ill, it becomes sick. It becomes afflicted with diseases, just like the body does.

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But the sicknesses of the heart, and the diseases of the heart are far more dangerous for the person than the diseases of the body.

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And so that's why Allah subhanahu wa taala

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mentions in the Quran

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that no nothing will avail nothing will benefit a person on the Day of Judgment.

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Except as Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yo, mela young man when when I've been ill in Ottawa, have you been Salim? On the day in which

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no wealth? No children will benefit a person except the one who comes to Allah with a sound and a healthy heart.

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hurt.

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And so although the diseases of the heart are many

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and are diverse, there is one that stands out.

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There is one that stands out.

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That is the most dangerous among the most dangerous diseases of the heart.

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And the one that many are afflicted with

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while not realizing it,

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and that is

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because what we'll call or the hardness of the heart,

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a heart in heart is a heart that that is no longer affected by what it sees by what it hears, whether it be reminders, admonitions of the Quran, or whether it be

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what he sees around him of suffering of pain that his brothers and sisters are afflicted with.

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And so nothing moves such hearts.

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Nothing causes such hearts to tremble.

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Nothing penetrates into these hearts, because they have become harder than rocks. As Allah subhanho wa Taala says, about Benny Israel eel, some concert Kulu Bukom then your hearts became hard in some concert Kulu bukem Baddeck for here, Cal haidara Oh, a shad Ducasse. Your hearts became hard and after that, until they became like rocks, or even harder than rocks. And then Allah subhanahu wa taala tells us about how even rocks are more humble and softer than these hardened hearts. We're in Meenal we're in the middle ages, Marathi laminaria, turfed German Hill and how there are some rocks that rivers gush forth from these rocks.

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We're in the middle, Rita Ora, t y nemenhah Lemma, your shokaku for Yahoo, Julian Hillman, other rocks, they split open and water comes out from them. We're in a minha lemma yeah habito min. Hoshi Attila and some humble themselves

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out of the fear and awe of Allah subhanahu wa Tada.

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So, what is it

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that causes our hearts to become hardened.

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And so, we should not be pointing the fingers at anyone but our own selves.

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We should not be pointing the fingers at anyone but our own selves. And so if you have a hardened heart,

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it is a punishment from Allah subhanho wa taala.

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For having neglected either the rights of Allah subhanho wa Taala or the rights of His creation.

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You have either neglected some of the rights of Allah,

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having become heedless of Allah subhanho wa Taala and his commandments and his prohibitions becoming distant from Allah subhanho wa Taala or you have neglected some of the rights

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of those

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whom Allah subhanahu wa Tada

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they have rights over you, such as your parents, your relatives, your children and others.

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And so Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us of Bani Israel eel

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and how their hearts became hard in

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says Furby ma Naka, we have Mitaka whom I know whom wotja Kulu but whom Cassia because of the fact that they abandoned the covenant of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah curse them, and he made their hearts to become hardened.

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You heard of before and I'll tell you, my my Well, we I want us to help them in medical care.

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And they started distorting the words of Allah, they started to change the scriptures of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada.

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And they no longer upheld what they were reminded with.

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And so my dear brothers and sisters, the unfortunate reality is that many of us may be afflicted with hardened hearts, but we don't realize it. And so, what are some of the symptoms? What are some of the signs of a hardened heart? First and foremost?

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When the Quran is recited

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or when you recite the Quran

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your heart does not move

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And your eyes do not shed tears. Ibaka Yong Rahim Allah Allahu taala. He says, Whenever the eye becomes dry, whenever the eye becomes dry, from the fear of Allah, they know that it's dryness. It's dryness is due to a hard heart. And the furthest heart from Allah is the heart in the heart. Secondly,

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committing sins frequently, committing sins, one after the other.

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Until it becomes a part of your life. Easily falling into sin, knowing that something is haram, but you find yourself constantly falling into it.

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You don't find anything to stop you from from committing that sin.

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You don't find any guilt. You don't find any remorse in your heart for the sins, especially the major sins.

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Thirdly,

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you see around you,

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all kinds of evil, all kinds of vices, all kinds of Moon karate.

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And you don't find yourself denouncing any of that.

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And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that there are different levels of denouncing evil. It starts with your hand. If you're capable of changing an evil, then do it. If you're uncapable of doing that, then denounce it with your tongue. Speak out against it. If you're not able to do that, then at least denounce it with your heart. And then he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, whether you can allow full Eman and that is the weakest and the lowest of Eman.

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So imagine someone who doesn't even denounce evil that he sees around him, even with his heart. What does that say about his Iman, fourthly,

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the heart, being attached to the dunya being attached to other than Allah subhanahu Attallah, forgetting about Allah subhanho wa taala, and no longer remembering Him, not with the heart nor with the tongue. And so Allah subhanahu Attallah tells us, of those whose hearts are hardened for why you don't live the way you do little pause here to Kulu boo hoo mean Nicola.

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So woe to those whose hearts are hardened against the remembrance of Allah fifthly seeing the pain and suffering of your brothers and sisters around the world, and the heart,

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not being moved by any of that, not feeling the need to reach out to help those who are suffering. And finally, among the symptoms of a dead heart, or a hardened heart is that one hears about death. He sees it before his eyes.

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He hears of someone passing away, he comes to the masjid and prays Salatin janazah

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he sees people being buried.

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He sees a janazah a dead body being lifted and carried away and none of that moves him

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none of that causes his heart to tremble.

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None of that moves him

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and none of that shakes his heart. These My dear sisters are among the symptoms of a hardened heart BarakAllahu li Walakum Phil Quran lawI whenever I'm your ear can be Matthew He means it will kill Hakeem Hakuna mattes maroon or Estelle federal law How do you welcome while he's eating him see me and I mean could lead them in hoppier Fisto Pharaoh who in who who will have for over here

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Wash headway Allah Isla in law law who the who learned Sherry Keller who are women. He certainly was heard when Muhammad and Abu rasuluh who had their you know, ribbon Salawa who was salam ala he early he was he was one he was a learning woman saw Rolla, G Wachter, Rahu Isla Yomi Dean and Fatah Kula Aida de la haka Taqwa. Orakei boo facil reiwa. Najwa. Yeah, you heard that

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an otaku ah ha welcome, don't have some now cut the material. What Toccoa in the LA hobby room be alone. But your brothers and sisters,

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when one of us

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falls ill

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or we feel pain, we rushed to the doctor

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to seek treatment.

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We go to the pharmacy to get medicine.

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We do everything we can to make sure that we are cured, to make sure that the pain goes away. The question is, after learning about this disease of the heart, and its danger,

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the question is, will you take the steps to curing your heart and heart and so Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us

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addressing the companions

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of the Allahu Anhu

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who had the most purest of hearts, and the softest of hearts, whose Eman can never be compared to the man of any generation that comes after them. Allah subhanho wa Taala addressing them, he says, LM yet needy lady and Manu and Tasha Kulu boom Lydic Rila he, woman as elemental hug queen, wala yaku Karolina O'Toole kita them in Kabul,

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Fatah Ali, he will enter do focus at Kuru boom,

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has the time not come.

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For the believers,

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has the time not come for those who believe

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for their hearts, to humble

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for their hearts, to humble

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and shake at the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala and what He has revealed of the truth, the Quran, and for them not to be

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like Al Kitab.

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Like the people the Scripture who came before them,

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what happened to them a long time past in which no revelation was revealed to them. This refers to the time between our isa Ali his Salam and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah did not send a prophet nor a messenger, whereas before that

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they would constantly be being they would constantly have Prophets and Messengers come to them one after the other. But suddenly all of that stopped. And so a long time passed, what does Allah subhanho wa Taala say that the result was

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their hearts became hardened as a result of a long time passing by.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala here is admonishing the companions for them not to be like Al Kitab before them, even Mr. ruderal the Allahu Allah. He says

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that the time between our EMA and meaning, the time between us accepting Islam, and this idea being revealed was only four years.

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Imagine that only four years that Allah subhanahu Attallah is already admonishing them. Don't let your hearts to become hardened, do not become heedless of Allah.

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So how about us? How about us?

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Who have become heedless of Allah subhanho wa taala. A long time has passed and we are living heedless lives. And so my dear brothers and sisters, it is time for us.

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It is time for us to cure these heart in hearts. Among the things that we can do to cure our heart in hearts is first and foremost.

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Make an honest attempt to return to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala the Quran and recite it.

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Recite it

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not just reciting its verses, but to ponder and reflect over its meanings. Allah subhanho wa Taala has made the Quran a cure for that which is in the chests, what she felt will Lima feel sudo and Allah subhanahu wa taala tells us about what happens when the ayat are revealed and heard by those who believe. Can I please ask the brothers at the back to come forward to make room for the brothers at the back?

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Allah subhana who Allah says in surah two Zoomer Allahu Nasrallah as

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Several Hadith the key turban with a shear behemoth Annie, Dr. Roman who julu Do lady in Shona, Abell whom Allah has revealed the best speech, this Quran

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in which reminders are being repeated.

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And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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that those who fear him

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their skins,

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they tremble. So Metallian who do homework who boom era, the gorilla, then their skins and their hearts soften

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at the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah subhanho wa taala, praising, praising a halal Kitab who heard the quran being revealed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and then believing in it. Allah subhanho wa Taala says about them what either sent me room on Zillow, Allah Rasool were either semi Runa were either semi Rue, Isla de la isla Rasul, eToro, a Yoda, whom to feel do mean a dumb or you mean out of whom you know, when they hear what has been revealed to the messenger

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of this Quran.

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Their eyes gush forth with tears because of what they recognize of the truth.

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also reflect

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reflect over how Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions

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after mentioning that verse in Surah, two Hadith

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LM yet Nealon leadin and SHA Kulu boom Lydic Rila has the time not come for the believers for them to humble themselves. This ayah mentioned in surah, two Hadid right after that ALLAH SubhanA who were to Allah says, Allah mu and Allah you heal our Ababa demo T ha ha Dube Yun la como el area de la la quinta de Lune. Know, that Allah subhana Hua to Allah gives life to the dead Earth, in that are Signs so that perhaps you may use your intellects. Think about it, what is the relationship between talking about hardened hearts and the need to soften them and hear Allah subhanho wa Taala right after that he talks about the dead Earth coming to life. What is the relationship between the

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two?

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A dead Earth, dead land that has become dried out

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is as a result

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of a drought as a result of no rain.

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So it needs rain. And so when Allah sends down rain, it comes to life, bringing forth vegetation and the beauty that you see. Likewise, dead hearts that have become hardened like the dead earth that became hardened, require something to soften them and there is nothing better to soften these hardened hearts. Then

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then the revelation of Allah subhanho wa Taala the Quran that gives life to dead hearts. Secondly, among the cures of heart in hearts, is frequently remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala and so Allah subhanahu wa to Allah says, Allah be Vickery Allah He talked to me in Nakuru, that through the Dhikr of Allah, the remembrance of Allah, our hearts, gain peace and serenity.

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Ibaka yam he says, the more the heart is afflicted with heedlessness, the more hardened it becomes. Then when it remembers Allah that hardened that hardness, it melts away, just like milk just like lead melts with fire. Thirdly, turning to Allah subhanahu wa to Allah with sincere repentance,

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seeking His forgiveness.

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And so if remaining upon sin, hardens the heart, then the only way to soften it is by abandoning those sins and turning to Allah subhanho wa taala. To turning to him, seeking His forgiveness, and quitting those sins. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, In who la Johan Colby were in me, still funeral law, her feeling oh me, me, Tamara.

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He said that sometimes I feel a veal coming over my heart.

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And I seek the forgiveness of Allah 100 times a day. If this

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then how about the rest of us? 14, visiting the sick, visiting

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the less fortunate

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and seeing their condition. And so what causes hardness of the heart is becoming accustomed to a comfortable life, a life of blessings and luxuries.

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Forgetting about the fact that this comfort is a blessing from Allah subhanahu wa taala. And at any moment, he could take it away from you, just like he has taken it away from others fifthly remembering death,

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remembering death,

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following the janazah

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and burying the dead,

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being at the side of those who are breathing their last, witnessing the difference between life and death.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, A through A through the crow heard him Allah.

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Frequently remember, the destroyer of pleasures, and here the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is referring to nothing but death, because death destroys pleasures like nothing else. And Mohammed Ali Allahu, and he would say, Cut. Bill Moti, why Eva, that there is nothing more sufficient, that can help you as a reminder as an admonition

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than death. And so my dear brothers and sisters,

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when we do that, when we remember death, when we see the dead body, when we see a being lowered into the earth, this reminds us

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that soon, very, very soon, this will be my state, very soon I will be in that same position. The question is, am I ready to meet that feat? When we see that and we remind ourselves of that constantly.

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And we reflect over that

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we realize the importance of changing our lives around why because

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that reality is a reality that not only will come to each and every single one of us, but it will come to us at a time that we are least expecting that we are least expecting it.

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So my dear brothers and sisters, there is nothing greater.

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That can help these hardened hearts than remembering death and frequently remembering it finally, finally turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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and asking him, asking him to soften your heart, your heart and heart. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam among the two is that he would make the most was yeah mocha liberal Kulu is a bit called be hygienic. That Oh Turner of the hearts

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keep my heart firm upon your deen. What that proves

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is that our hearts are in the hands of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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So it is he who guides and it is he who causes people to go astray.

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Don't depend on your own efforts, but rather depend upon Allah subhanahu wa to Allah. If Allah subhanho wa Taala if if your heart is in his hands, then turn to Him, raise your hands into her to him alone and ask Him, ask Him to guide you and to soften your heart. How there was on Luiselli more Rahima Kamala at NAB you can Mohammed bin Abdullah Amara comida Nicaragua kanji la vie Rula for Cole Cole and Karina in the law her women are eager to saloon Allah Nabi Yeah, you have men who saw Lu Ali he was a limitless Lima Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Nabina Muhammad all along and whoever you

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