How to soften a hard heart

Question:

If a person experiences hardness of his heart, what are some things which will soften this hardness?

Answer:

There is nothing better, nor more sufficient than recitation of the Quran. This is what will soften one’s heart. Allah the Exalted and High said:

الذين آمنوا وتطمئن قلوبهم بذكر الله ألا بذكر الله تطمئن القلوب

{Those who believe and their hearts find tranquility in the remembrance of Allah. Indeed in the remembrance of Allah the hearts will find tranquility.}

(Surah al Ra’d) (13:28)

Consequently, that which softens the heart is the Quran. It is that which if Allah revealed it upon a mountain; you would see the mountain crack and crumble due to fear of Allah. Other things which soften the heart are:

• Sitting with righteous individuals
• Listening to the recitation of the Quran
• Listening to lectures and reminders

These are things which will soften one’s heart.

Link: http://www.alfawzan.af.org.sa/node/14944

Translated By Mustafa George DeBerry

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Posted on October 21, 2013, in Fatawas / Questions To The Scholars. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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