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Hard-heartedness: Disapproval, Causes and Remedies

by Al-Hafidh Zainuddin Abu Al-Faraj Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali (d. 795 AH / 1392 CE)

Translated for www.islaam.net

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Disapproval of hardheartedness:

Allah says, “Then, after that, your hearts were hardened and became as stones or even worse in hardness.” [Al-Baqarah 2:74. Imam Al-Qurtubi said explaining this verse: “Hardness means rigidness, harshness and stiffness. It is an expression for (hearts) which are devoid of repentance and submissiveness to Allah’s Ayaat (signs and verses).” Tafsir Al-Qurtubi (1/430)] Read the rest of this entry »