Alhamdolilah for having the faculty of hearing functioning well so that the recitation of the Quraan can be used as a water-hose to clean the soiled heart. Some cannot enjoy this experience because they are not blessed with hearing, i.e. their ears don’t have the ability to transmit sound. Such people are called ‘deaf’ by the world.
While others cannot enjoy it because the vessels of their hearts are not receptive enough. Such people are called ‘deaf’ by Allah SWT.
In the beginning of Suratul BaQarah:
And when it is said to them (hypocrites): “Believe as the people (followers of Muhammad Peace be upon him , Al-Ansâr and Al-Muhajirûn) have believed,” they say: “Shall we believe as the fools have believed?” Verily, they are the fools, but they know not (13) And when they meet those who believe, they say: “We believe,” but when they are alone with their Shayâtin (devils – polytheists, hypocrites), they say: “Truly, we are with you; verily, we were but mocking.” (14) Allâh mocks at them and gives them increase in their wrong-doings to wander blindly. (15) These are they who have purchased error for guidance, so their commerce was profitless. And they were not guided. (16) Their likeness is as the likeness of one who kindled a fire; then, when it lighted all around him, Allâh took away their light and left them in darkness. (So) they could not see. (17) They are deaf, dumb, and blind, so they return not (to the Right Path). (18)
A little past the mid of the same Surah:
When it is said to them: “Follow what Allâh has sent down.” They say: “Nay! We shall follow what we found our fathers following.” (Would they do that!) even though their fathers did not understand anything nor were they guided? (170) And the example of those who disbelieve, is as that of him who shouts to those (flock of sheep) that hears nothing but calls and cries. (They are) deaf, dumb and blind. So they do not understand. (Tafseer Al Qurtubi). (171)
Alhamdolilah for healthy ears and a heart yearning to be healthy. Both are huge blessings!
O Allah SWT, please preserve these blessings until my last breath and make them not evidences against me on the Day of Judgement.Ameen.
And Allah SWT knows best.