بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم
Nabi e Kareem Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said:
“For every sin a person commits, a black spot is put on the heart.”
When a person continues to commit sins and does not make Tawbah, the entire heart becomes covered with black, and then the heart becomes sealed. As a result, the Tawfiq of Tawbah is taken away from that person. He is now no more capable of making Tawbah due to rejecting the invitation of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala towards Tawbah. The Tawfiq of Tawbah is not in our hands.
Hadhrat Maulana Hakeem Akhtar (Rahimahullah) said:
“A friend of mine told me this story, something which he saw with his own eyes. A man was continuously involved in sins and the black spots kept on coming until his entire heart was covered. People were asking him to make Tawbah, but he was not making Tawbah. People were telling him to change his life until finally he got sick and was on his deathbed. Now Maut is in front of him.
People were telling him on his deathbed:
“You are in your last moments, you are in your Sakaraat, now make Tawbah. “
“I want to make Tawbah now, but I’m unable to. Every other word is coming out from my lips, but this word of Tawbah, letters ت و ب ہ , are not coming out.’’
His heart had become sealed. The Tawfiq of Tawbah had been snatched away from him.
Through the Dhikr of Allah, we can keep cleaning our hearts and remove the rust and the darkness.
~Hadhrat Ml. Aarif Umar (Daamat Barakaatuhum)