The causes of the Hardening of the Heart and how to Escape this

Imam ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy upon him and grant him Paradise)

The Shaykh was asked: How does a person escape the hardening of the heart and what are the causes of this?

Answer: The things that cause the hardening of the heart are sins and disobedience, frequent heedlessness [i.e. of the remembrance of Allaah] and accompanying the heedless and immoral sinners. All of these corruptive [behaviours] cause the hardening of the heart.

As for the softening, purity and tranquillity of the heart, then this is achieved through the obedience of Allaah (the Mighty and Majestic), accompanying the righteous and preserving ones time with the remembrance of Allaah, recitation of the Quran and seeking forgiveness.

Whosoever preserves his time by [utilising it] for the remembrance of Allaah, recitation of the Quran, and accompanying the righteous and staying away from the heedless and wicked, then verily his heart will be healthy and soft.

Allaah, The Most High Said:

“Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do the hearts find rest.” [Surat Ar-Ra`d 13:28]


[Majmoo’ Fataawa Wa Maqaalaat Ibn Baaz , Volume 5]

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
This entry was posted in Adab|Manners, Character, Deeds, Heart, Heedlessness, Ikhlaas|Sincerity, Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn Baaz, Sins, Tazkiyyah|Purification of the soul. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s