Reasons of heart hardness
And because the heart has this importance, it is necessary to know the reasons of its sickness, spoilt and death in order to determine the suitable cure for these diseases which provoke the heart and affect its course.
Praise be to Allah the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds, and peace and blessings be upon the faithful Prophet, his family and all his companions, and so:
So the heart is the king of the organs and their leader, so if the heart is straightened all the organs will be straightened, and if the heart is spoilt all the organs will follow him and be spoilt, as the Prophet (pbuh) said: "There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoilt the whole body gets spoilt and that is the heart."
And because the heart has this importance, it is necessary to know the reasons of its sickness, spoilt and death in order to determine the suitable cure for these diseases which provoke the heart and affect its course, so either it weakens or dies, and we will quickly mention- in short- the reasons of hardheartedness, and it is not a secret that the opposites of these reasons are the cure for the hardheartedness or the reasons of the goodness and straightens of it.
so from the reasons of hardheartedness:
1- Loving the world and be greedy on it.
2- Hoping for long living (life) and forgetting the sudden of death.
3- Attaching to things other than Allah the Exalted.
4- Sailing in the sea of fake hopes.
5- Contributing with the people in disobeying God.
6- Sleeping a lot.
8- Eating and drinking a lot.
9- Laziness in doing the allegiances.
10- Living with forbidden money, food, drinks, and others
11- Forgetting the previous sin and accumulating sin over a sin.
12- The excessive luxury and the fake pride.
13- Calumny, backbiting, cursing, insulting and making people's honor a material for amusement and joking.
14- Lying, falsehood, and defamation.
15- Sarcasm and mocking at others.
16- Laughing, joking, amusement, and playing a lot.
17- Pride, self-admiration, and falsehood.
18- Grudge, jealousy, hatred, and competing to win the world and its breakage.
19- Anger, suspicion of the others, and impatience with them.
20- Stinginess, miserliness, and holding spending in the fields of beneficiation.
21- Carelessness in God's (the Almighty) remembrance, thanking, praising him.
22- Negligence in praying, and disrespecting their appointed times, articles, obligation and Sunnah.
23- Leaving the congregational prayer with no excuse.
24- Lack of reverence while praying.
25- Leaving abstaining (Wara’) in doubtful matters.
26- Anxious, carelessness, and rashness.
27- Sitting with the rich people of the world most of the time.
28- Spending time with the people of desires, and innovations.
29- Listening to music and songs.
30- Wasting time in watching satellite TV channels.
31- Tolerance in loyalty and innocence.
32- Leaving Sunnah and Nawafel on purpose.
33- Breaking the promises and betraying the agreements.
34- Talking too much but without remembering Allah.
35- Obeying Shaytan (devil) and his companions.
36- Following the desires and the soul which guides to evil.
37- Imitating the disbelievers (Allah's enemies).
38- The men are imitating the women, and the women are imitating the men.
39- Injustice, aggression on others and attacking them without any right.
40- Ignorance concerning the religious and world conditions.
41- Courage in doing what Allah the Almighty has forbidden, and tolerance in doing sins depending on courtesy, forgiveness, and the abundance of mercy.
42-Following the desires and avoiding the way of the chaste people.
43- Roughness and rudeness in dealing with others.
44- Deceit and dishonesty for the Muslims and spoiling the relations between them.
45- Reading books, novels, poems, and newspapers which call for disbelief and atheism, or having sexual intercourse and sexual deviation without any regulatory restriction.
46- Underestimating the small sins.
47-Farness from the Holy Qur'an whether reading, learning, considering, working with it, and using it as the arbitrator in our life.
48- Farness from all the deeds which leads to heart goodness as remembering death, visiting graves, remembering the barrier, reckoning, paradise, hell and so on.
49- Ingratitude the parents and cutting the ties of kinship and harming the neighbors.
50- Hating the Prophet's (pbuh) companions.
51- Leaving enjoining the right, forbidding the wrong, and advising the Muslims.
And peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, on his family and his companions.
Translated by Wathakker.info website