Reading this really put a smile on my face!
One of my things that I like to do, is just sit and watch the world go by - e.g. you may be at a mall/ an airport, or anywhere.
Just watching people come and go, is really fascinating and often really sad.
As you watch hundreds of people pass you by, engrossed in lifes activites, you often wonder why
so many have not been guided to the truth as yet.
They are just simple people, like you and me.....yet from amongst the millions, so many hearts appear
to be completely sealed to the acknowledgement of their Creator.
Is it because they are so consumed by the life of this world.....that they do not even stop to reflect on the meaning of their lives?
I found the best explanation to this topic in the following article:
^ Based on this, I think if you were to consider people in general - then, we are all at different stages of our hearts either becoming sealed
(from the love, mercy and nearness to Allah), or becoming unsealed.
And, if we have to look at someone, we can never actually know at which point in this 'hearts journey' they are at.
You may meet someone whose heart is just on the verge of being 'unlocked' - and Allah may use you as the 'key', to provide him dawah and call him towards the truth.
And vice versa.
Importantly, for ourselves, we should recognise that our hearts are always in a state of change - in respect to our emotions, beliefs, nafs - and even in the physical sense, in the manner that it expands and contracts with each heart-beat.
Allah uses the word 'Qalb', amongst others, to describe our hearts - which comes from the root word in arabic to mean something that turns/ changes.
Which is why we should never
take our imaans for granted.
Even if you have reached a very high level in your state of taqwa, this is not a guarantee that this cannot change.
A person may be filled with so much pride as a result of it, that Allah may chose to turn the heart away from Him as well.
JazakumAllah khair for sharing you thoughts with us.