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Sura 17
Aya 46
وَجَعَلنا عَلىٰ قُلوبِهِم أَكِنَّةً أَن يَفقَهوهُ وَفي آذانِهِم وَقرًا ۚ وَإِذا ذَكَرتَ رَبَّكَ فِي القُرآنِ وَحدَهُ وَلَّوا عَلىٰ أَدبارِهِم نُفورًا

Yusuf Ali

And We put coverings over their hearts (and minds) lest they should understand the Qur-ān, and deafness1 into their ears: when thou dost commemorate thy Lord and Him alone in the Qur-ān, they turn on their backs, fleeing (from the Truth).
  • The invisible veil being put against the ungodly on account of their deliberate rejection of Truth. The result is that their minds are fogged so that they cannot understand and their ears are cloned so that they cannot hear. In other words, the effect of Evil become cumulative in shutting out God’s grace.