8 main signs of a weak/hard heart by Br. Saad Tasleem
1.You become lazy in your ibada, lazy in your worship (ex: delaying your prayer, skipping a sunnah).
2. Being lazy in goodness…in doing good deeds, and belittling your bad deeds.
3. Recitation of Qur’an doesn’t affect you, doesn’t make your heart tremble with the remembrance of Allah.
4. Things happening around you and the world don’t bother you (earthquakes, war, death), and you don’t notice the blessings Allah swt has given you (your sight, your health).
5. Pleasures of this life become your priority and you become consumed by the duniya.
6. You become not bothered by sinning taking place around you (ex: your in a gathering where gossiping is taking place and you don’t mind it).
7. Your own sins turn into habits.
8. You’ve lost purpose in life. You live your life in a routine of going to school/work, coming home, eating dinner, going to sleep, and doing it all over again the next day, living aimlessly and uneasily.
What is Haram?
Haram is an Arabic term meaning “forbidden”. Haram is anything that is prohibited by the faith. Its antonym is halal.
The religious term haram can be applied to:
Certain foodstuffs or food ingredients, such as alcohol or pork
and also to foods, objects and people that would normally be halaal but which were tarnished in some or other way, for example meat slaughtered in a non-permitted way
Certain behaviours, such as adultery or abuse, abstention in the general elections
Haram also applies to ill-gotten wealth obtained through sin. Examples include money earned through cheating, stealing, corruption, murder or any means that involves harm to another human being.
It is prohibited in Islam for a true Muslim to profit from such Haram actions.