Has Not The Time Come?!
أَلَمۡ يَأۡنِ لِلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ أَن تَخۡشَعَ قُلُوبُہُمۡ لِذِڪۡرِ ٱللَّهِ وَمَا نَزَلَ مِنَ ٱلۡحَقِّ وَلَا يَكُونُواْ كَٱلَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ مِن قَبۡلُ فَطَالَ عَلَيۡہِمُ ٱلۡأَمَدُ فَقَسَتۡ قُلُوبُہُمۡۖ وَكَثِيرٌ۬ مِّنۡہُمۡ فَـٰسِقُونَ
“Has not the time come for the hearts of those who believe to be affected by Allaah’s Reminder (this Qur’ân), and that which has been revealed of the truth, lest they become as those who received the Scripture before (i.e. Jews and Christians), and the term was prolonged for them and so their hearts were hardened? And many of them were Fâsiqûn (the rebellious, disobedient to Allaah).” (57:16)
Allaah’s Messenger (peace&blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“Woe (a severe punishment/ destruction) to the people who hear admonition but it does not settle in their hearts (doesn’t affect them, in one ear out the other). Woe to those who persist in sins whilst knowing what they are doing is wrong.”
[Reported by Bukharee in Adab al Mufrad no.380, Bayhaqee in S’huab al Eemaan, Silsilaah ahadeeth As-Saheehah 482]