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Thursday, August 25, 2005

The Deaf, Dumb and Blind

My sister was telling me the other day how she was so surprised, more than frustrated, that she had been trying to convince someone of something that is so clear! What she was trying to convince the other girl of made so much sense and yet the girl could not or would not see it. My sister said : " it is so wierd, deaf, dumb and blind is right".

I know she was referring to a verse in Quran (2:18), where God was describing disbelievers that choose to purchase the error for guidance. their commerce was not profitable and they were not guided. ""they are deaf, dumb, and blind, so they return not (to the right path).

The thing is, although she was not discussing a matter of belief or faith with the girl, yet she felt it applied. It symbolizes someone that would not see what is infront of them, would not hear what is said to them, and can not say true. These almost have no good use of their senses that in the end they are like someone who has no senes at all. if you do not listen, you are like the deaf, if you do not see, then you are like the blind. It is a powerful simili indeed. if you are deaf, blind and dumb, then you would be so easily misled.

In another part of the quran, this simili is more explained in words that mean: it is not the sights that go blind, but it is the hearts in the chests that do.

i can not remember the verse's place, and the translation is my own, I apologize if it is in accurrate.

But the point is, the hearts are the most important,they are the parts that feel and believe. and these are the ones that sometimes harden, and become un responsive.

another verse about the people who choose not to see or understand:
"Do they not think deeply in the Quran or are their hearts locked up (from undestanding it)." (47:24)

Hearts are the key to the matter, open them up, softent them and you will be able to see, hear and actually sense and understand.


  • At 8/25/2005 4:05 PM, Blogger MoonLightShadow said…

    Very true Doshar.. hearts are the key to the matter, and that's what many people don't undertand. They think it's only seeing, and hearing that would affect the person, for that reason they fail to deliever their message to others. They don't direct what they say to their hearts.

    May be that was the problem with your sister.. she didn't talk to the heart.

  • At 8/26/2005 10:21 AM, Blogger Shirazi said…

    Doshar -- [Off post and duplicate] Thanks for very well informed comment you left me. You nicely winded it up for me :-).

  • At 8/26/2005 2:06 PM, Blogger roora said…

    Maybe ya doshar, they are just stubborn , because of their ego and they don't want to be proved that they are wrong, or the result of this debate will alter from their satisfaction if tey were proved to be wrong.

    Softening the heart is the key to hear and realize.

  • At 8/26/2005 8:46 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    But I know that at least with Christianity, there are different ways of interpreting scripture. It's not necessarily that people are hardening their hearts, but that it's possible to come to different understandings of what is most important in the scripture.

  • At 8/26/2005 9:14 PM, Blogger doshar said…

    paul, i understand your point, but let me explain here what is meant. this verse is not talking about things that can be misinterpreted, there are things that are VERY clear , for ex. if in the Bible it says : thou shalt not steal" how can there be misinterpret that?

    and the most important things in the scripture are mentioned again and again and then again, and explained, it is not that indirect or vague. Also the prophet PBUH delivered us this Quran, and was there to ask about the most crucial things there.

    the verse basically addresses those who do not believe in the first place, even though the quran is so clear, so it is saying that if they actually think they would see, or are their hearts locked up to reason?

  • At 8/28/2005 8:47 AM, Blogger AsianSmiles said…

    :) hi doshar..

    In one of my discussion with atheist friends, someone asked him, "if God appears in front of you now, what will you do?"

    My atheist friend answered (without batting an eyelash), "i'll get my slippers and slap it to his face! prove to me that you ARE god!"

    :( a belief(or non-belief) system is just as it is, "a system". It may take yearsss before they could erase it, or at least admit that it is wrong.

    but have patience :) have strength :) God will provide and God will enlighten us all in due time.

  • At 8/28/2005 8:49 AM, Blogger AsianSmiles said…

    oh... i somehow got "lost" when i followed your "doshar" handle. it took me to dalulla's blog.


  • At 8/28/2005 12:07 PM, Blogger doshar said…

    hi asian smiles, i saw your comment on dalulla's blog. i sometimes post there. the post you commented on was mine actually. glad to see you here. i liked your blog btw


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