The Eyes and Ears of the Heart
One may wonder here whether a heart can have eyes and ears. One may ask: Is man capable of seeing and hearing things by means other than the physical eyes and ears?
The answer is, "yes", it is true. The Islamic hadiths-narrated by both Shi as and Sunnis - have given positive answers to this question.
Hereby, some examples are given in this respect.
The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) said:
"There is no servant [human being] except that they have two eyes on their faces to see the worldly things with, and two eyes in their hearts to see the affairs of the Hereafter. Whenever God wants the good of a servant, He opens two eyes in their hearts by which they can see His promised bounties and believe in the Unseen through their unseen eyes.(Mizan al-Hikmah, X, 4988: 16942).
And in another hadith, the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) said:
"If your hearts were not dispersed and you were not so loquacious, you would undoubtedly hear what I hear.( Mizan al-Hikmah, X, 4990: 16956.)
Similarly, Imam al-Sadiq (A.S.) said:
"Verily the heart has two ears: the Spirit of Faith whispers good in one and the Satan whispers evil in the other one. Thus, any one of those that wins over the other will dominate him.( Mizan al-Hikmah, X, 4988: 16950)
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