Belief in Qadar E10: What is Sealing of hearts?

In this video, the issue of sealing of hearts and its relation with Qadar has been discussed. The bakery metaphor will let you to understand this issue easily. Allah addresses the Prophet (Peace be Upon Him) as follows in the Quran: “As to those who reject Faith, it is the same to them whether thou warn them or do not warn them they will not believe. Allah hath set a seal on their hearts and on their hearing. And on their eyes is a veil; great is the penalty they (incur).” (al-Baqara, 2/6-7) Some people who consider this verse superficially say, “Allah has set a seal on their hearts and on their hearing; He has put a veil on their eyes. How can they believe and worship? How can they see the truth and hear it?” However, for a person who considers the issue in terms of pre-eternity of Allah and the rule, ‘Knowledge is dependent on the thing known’, such a claim is groundless. First of all, in the verse, the deed of denying is attributed to people and the deeds of setting a seal and putting a veil are attributed to Allah. That is, man himself prefers denying and insists on it; consequently, Allah sets a seal on his heart. The fact that after the phrase “la-yu’minun”, which means “they do not believe”, comes the verb “khatama”, which means “set a seal”, shows clearly the reason why the heart is sealed. That is, they did not believe; so, their hearts were sealed as a punishment.

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