*Signs of a Diseased Heart*
– One does not feel any hurt or pain when he commits evil deeds and sins
– One finds both pleasure in committing sins and tranquility after doing them
– One looks after less important matters and neglects more important and critical ones
– One dislikes the truth and has difficulty accepting or submitting to it
– One feels discomfort being in the company of the righteous and feels comfort in the company of the sinful
– One is *susceptible to misconceptions and doubts, and is _attracted to debates and arguments_ about them* rather than to reading Qur’an and other such beneficial acts
– One is not affected by any kind of admonition.
 —Ibn al-Qayyim
[Ighaatha al-Lahfaa, vol. 1, p. 548]

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