Well, I do not know why, but I can guess that the heart and the eyes and the ears, have different senses, for example, you may find one who is physically deaf and blind, but his heart is believing, now what Allah is telling us that He will totally disable all these senses for a kafir
This is your flawed reasoning for Allah using the metaphor of veiling our eyes AND sealing our hearts? A more accurate reason is that he repeats himself like an old man with Alzheimer?s. Simply look at the babbling repetitions in the first verses of the Cow.
"Allah hath set a seal on their hearts and on their hearing, and on their eyes is a veil; great is the penalty they (incur).
In their hearts is a disease; and Allah has increased their disease: And grievous is the penalty they (incur), because they are false (to themselves).
Allah will throw back their mockery on them, and give them rope in their trespasses; so they will wander like blind ones (To and fro).
Their similitude is that of a man who kindled a fire; when it lighted all around him, Allah took away their light and left them in utter darkness. So they could not see."
These all basically say the same thing. Why does Allah qualify this last verse as a similitude and not the first 3? Are the first 3 to be taken literally or is this just an example of an inconsistent writing style?
You say that ?throne? can not be metaphoric for authority because Allah has already professed his authority, but as you can clearly see, Allah is not shy of repeating himself so your point is clearly mute.
Here is yet another metaphor of the same thing.
?The lightning all but snatches away their sight; every time the light (Helps) them, they walk therein, and when the darkness grows on them, they stand still. And if Allah willed, He could take away their faculty of hearing and seeing; for Allah hath power over all things.?
Allah is not talking about real lightning here, is he?
Well, but the seal on the heart and eyes and the ears, MUST be taken metaphorically, a child should now that.
The point is, Allah did not have to use a metaphor to express this but he did and did so repeatedly. He even says he hates not to do it.
"Allah disdains not to use the similitude of things, lowest as well as highest."
So how you can say that he is not using ?throne? metaphorically without presenting any evidence to support your reasoning is quite baffling.
So god should be suspended in the air, you reckon?
God created gravity didn?t he? You think he should be subject to the earth?s gravitational pull that he requires some kind of external suspension? What did he do before he built himself a chair then?
A throne is not a chair, mister confused, a chair is part of a throne
Yes I am aware that you define a throne as some kind of chair/platform combo. I do not know where you get your definitions from but there have been thrones long before the Quran was concocted and all those thrones have been chairs.BB