When your heart get hard, then you’ll feel no serenity of life. And, every rightness will sounds not right to you. You can’t differentiate within good and bad.
Then how to soften our heart?
A hadith from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), that a man complained to the Messenger of Allah ﷺ of his hard-heartedness, and he said to him,
إنْ أردتَ تَليينَ قلبِكَ فأطعمِ المسكينَ وامسحْ رأسَ اليتيمِ
“If you want to soften your heart, then feed the poor and pat the head of the orphan” [Ahmad, classed as Hasan by al-Albani].
Yes, feeding the poor and pat the head of orphan will soften your heart. Because, you’ll feel what they feel. You’ll feel grateful of your life. Then, you’ll get your heart soft.
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