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The Mercy Of Allah Towards His Slave (part 2)
The Most Gracious
If you knew how Allah deals with your affairs for you, your heart would melt out of love for him. (Imam Shafi )
Do you even have any idea about how Allah the Compassionate deals with your deeds! ?
If not here are few hadiths to be amazed.
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "The first of man's deeds for which he will be called to account on the Day of Resurrection will be Salat. If it is found to be perfect, he will be safe and successful; but if it is incomplete, he will be unfortunate and a loser. If any shortcoming is found in the obligatory Salat, the Glorious and Exalted Rubb will command to see whether His slave has offered any voluntary Salat so that the obligatory Salat may be made up by it. Then the rest of his actions will be treated in the same manner.''
Now imagine that in your exam you didn't attempt 20 marks questions but attempted 5 marks extra questions. Will the teacher correct those extra 5 marks questions as if correcting for 20 marks!? NEVER.
But look at how GRACIOUS ALLAH (swt) is.
Abdullah bin 'Abbas (ra) reported that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said that Allah, the Glorious, said: “Verily, Allah has ordered that the good and the bad deeds be written down. Then He explained it clearly how (to write): He who intends to do a good deed but he does not do it, then Allah records it for him as a full good deed, but if he carries out his intention, then Allah the Exalted, writes it down for him as from ten to seven hundred folds, and even more. But if he intends to do an evil act and has not done it, then Allah writes it down with Him as a full good deed, but if he intends it and has done it, Allah writes it down as one bad deed.” [Bukhari and Muslim].
What more leniency could we ask for?. There is such a huge disproportion in writing down of our deeds, and yet if a person ends up in Hell, then it's a shame on him/her.
Deeds are mere recorded with sincere intentions and more over even if you did act on it its recorded 10 times the actual deed! And the cherry on the top is that when you intend to do something wrong and didn't do it you get good deed for not doing it and if however you did commit a sin, just one bad deed is recorded.
What's more it's not only easy to earn sawab but Allah has also made repentance easy too.
He is waiting for our repentance so that he can forgive if not He has his ways to wipe our sins.
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said: "Never a believer is stricken with a discomfort, an illness, an anxiety, a grief or mental worry or even the pricking of a thorn but Allah will expiate his sins on account of his patience".[agreed upon]
Then which of the favors of your LORD will you both deny?
In few other hadiths it's says
1) The gates of Paradise will be opened on Mondays and on Thursdays, and every servant [of Allah] who associates nothing with Allah will be forgiven, except for the man who has a grudge against his brother. [About them] it will be said: Delay these two until they are reconciled(Muslim- hadith Qudise)
2) After reciting Surah Fathiha, if your Ameen coincides with the Ameen of angles your previous sins are forgiven. (Agreed upon )
They are many similar hadiths which shows how
Allah(SWT) is eager to erase are sins.
Note:- verbally asking for repentance is also mandatory. Our Prophet ( PBUH ) used to ask forgiveness more than 70 times a day. And the above hadiths which says all of the sins are forgiven means the minor. For shirk one must repent and stop it for good,
"if you try to count the favours of Allah, you could not enumerate them. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” Qur’an 16:18
There are so many favours of Allah ( swt )we don't even know from where to start.
For instance Allah says in Qur'an
And We (God) have not sent you (Muhammad) except as a mercy for mankind.” (21:107)
“And out of His Mercy He made for you the night and the day that you may rest therein and [by day] seek from His Bounty and [that] perhaps you will be grateful.”( 28:73)
A spouse is one of the greatest of mercies, a
means to tranquility and affection.
See you not that Allah has subjected to you all that is on the earth, and the ships that sail through the sea by His command
He withholds the heaven from falling on the earth except by His leave.
Verily, Allah is for mankind, full of kindness, Most Merciful.( Quran 22- 65)
Allah has engineered our body in such a perfect way even if a vein gets misplaced we get all sorts of health problems. The favors and might of Allah that He mentions in Quran are something to ponder upon and get filled with awe for HIS Might, Mercy and Greatness.
A scientist named Steven hawking made a discovery about universe. That after the Big Bang all the planet's, stars and everything in it came into existence. But these celestial objects still have strong magnetic force and getting pulled in, to form into a giant ball again just Like it was before the Big Bang. However the scientist himself astonishingly claimed That there is a mysterious power which is spread all over this endless Universe and keeping these objects at bay from becoming one again. SUBHANALLAH.
The scientist also added that if this mysterious power lessens even with an atom everything will collide ALLAH-HU- AKBAR. Certainly it's easy for Allah (SWT).
If that happened where will we be and where will our status or jobs and the money that we people love or this jahillya (boorish) surroundings that we are so engrossed with will be?.
To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is on the earth.
He owns all things, and He has no need of anything besides Himself, everything is in need of Him and in a state of submission to Him.
Have we thanked Allah for such a ginormous favor Or should I say can we thank Allah (SWT) enough so much as to even for an eye site He has bestowed upon us?
Nothing can take us to Jannah except with The Mercy of Allah (SWT).
Jannah is such a great place that there is no chance that we could do enough good to deserve it. Allah bestows it on us out of His love for us. The Prophet(peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “No one’s deeds will ever admit him to Paradise.” They said, “Not even you, O Messenger of Allah?” He said, “No, not even me, unless Allah showers me with His Mercy" (Bukhari and Muslim)
Trying to explain the Attributes of Allah the Almighty is an endless topic just as His boundless Mercy. The best words to explain how limitless this topic actually is are the words of LORD ALL MIGHTY Himself.
And if all the trees in the earth were pens, and the sea, with seven more seas to help it, (were ink), the words of Allah could not be exhausted. Lo! Allah is Mighty, Wise" ( Luqman: 31-27)
Then which of the blessings of your Lord will you both deny? (Rahman: 55-13)
meaning, "O mankind and Jinn, which of the favors that Allah has given to you do you deny''
It is apparent when one reads what comes after it. Meaning the favors that are obvious to you while you are surrounded by them, you cannot deny or reject them. So we say, just as the believers among the Jinns said, "O Allah! None of Your favors do we deny. All praise is due to You.''