God has sealed their hearts and ears & their eyes are covered
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verse – 7 of 286, Section – 1 of 40 (Part - 1)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Allah has sealed their hearts and their hearing, and on their eyes there is a covering. Theirs will be an awful doom
KhatamAllaahu ‘alaa quluu-
bihim wa ‘alaa sam-‘ihim.- wa ‘alaaa ‘absaarihim gishaa-wah. Wa lahum ‘azaabun ‘aziim.
Khatama - (Sealed, stamped), it aims the result, which is produced due to constant refusal and opposition of the Truth. The purpose to seal anything is that nothing may enter from outside and nothing may go out from it, which has been sealed. For example; if the heart has been sealed, then neither the Truth can enter into it and nor the boldness can remain in the heart so that it may declare the good as agreeable.
Quluu-bihim - (Their hearts). This word is plural of Qalb. It does not mean here that the Heart is a piece of flesh, but it is the will-power, which is centre of the wisdom, the sense and the intention.
Sam-‘ihim - (Their hearing), Sama’ means - power of hearing, and it aims “their ears”.
‘Absaarihim - (Their eyes), it is plural of basar, which means Power of looking.
Ghishaawatun – (Covering), its origin is gashi-yun, which means “to cover, to hide”. Hear it aims: that covering of ignorance over eyes, which although looks the Tokens of the Truth, but even then, it resists accepting the facts.
In the world, this universal law is containing that whenever any power is not brought into use regularly or it is not activated, then at last, it gives up its functionality. The same condition is of the powers of observing and understanding. If those are kept un-functional constantly, then this natural Rule of Allah is enforced here too that they will leave the function of seeing and understanding the Truth. Enforcement of the same Law has been described in this verse.
Sealing of the hearts, hearing and covering the eyes of any body by Allah begins, whenever any person adapts the infidelity intentionally and persists on it. Every person is given the right nature by Allah and it includes the use of thinking power in the signs/Portents of God. But whenever the mankind misuses his considering powers and devises to follow the Devil, turning away his direction from the teachings of Messenger (Peace be upon Him), then he goes out of the chain of kindness of The Prophets (peace be upon Them) and the Support of God gives him up.
Now he supposes that going astray is the straight path.
It is evident that result of eating the poison becomes cause of bodily death, just like this; changing one’s direction from the Commands of God intentionally, becomes cause of spiritual death. As we have learnt earlier that the life of mankind does not finish after death, but there will be a second life also, which will be consequence of this life. Constantly disobeying in this life will appear in the form of a big agony as punishment.