Awareness of Allah’s Mercy

A servant [of Allah’s] committed a sin and said: O Allah, forgive me my sin.

And He (glorified and exalted be He) said: My servant has committed a sin and has known that he has a Lord who forgives sins and punishes for them.

 

Then he sinned again and said: O Lord, forgive me my sin. And He (glorified and exalted be He) said: My servant has committed a sin and has known that he has a Lord who forgives sins and punishes for them.

 

Then he sinned again and said: O Lord, forgive me my sin. And He (glorified and exalted be He) said: My servant has committed a sin and has known that he has a Lord who forgives sins and punishes for sins.

 

Do what you wish, for I have forgiven you.

 

 

 

It was related by Muslim (also by al-Bukhari).

 

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Human thoughts on meeting Allah and Fear of Death

If My servant likes to meet Me, I like to meet him; and if he dislikes to meet Me, I dislike to meet him. Prophetic explanation of this Sacred Hadith: He who likes to meet Allah, Allah likes to meet him; and he who dislikes to meet Allah, Allah dislikes to meet him. Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said: O Prophet of Allah, is it because of the dislike of death, for all of us dislike death? The Prophet (pbuh) said: It is not so, but rather it is that when the believer is given news of Allah’s mercy, His approval and His Paradise, he likes to meet Allah and Allah likes to meet him; but when the unbeliever is given news of Allah’s punishment and His displeasure, he dislikes to meet Allah and Allah dislikes to meet him.

 

It was related by al-Bukhari and Malik. The Prophetic version is related by Muslim.

 

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The Poor but true believer is Most favoured by Allah

Allah Said: Truly of those devoted to Me the one I most favour is a believer who is of meagre means and much given to prayer, who has been particular in the worship of his Lord and has obeyed Him inwardly (*), who was obscure among people and not pointed our, and whose sustenance was just sufficient to provide for him yet he bore this patiently. Then the Prophet (pbuh) rapped his hand and said: Death will have come early to him, his mourners will have been few, his estate scant.

 

(*) i.e. he has not been ostentatious in his obedience.

 

It was related by at-Tirmidhi (also by Ahmad ibn Hanbal and Ibn Majah).

 

Its Isnad (chain of authorities) is sound.

 

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Allah’s Mercy and Generosity

Allah (glorified and exalted be He) has supernumerary angels who rove about seeking out gatherings in which Allah’s name is being invoked: they sit with them and fold their wings round each other, filling that which is between them and between the lowest heaven.

 

When [the people in the gathering] depart, [the angels] ascend and rise up to heaven.

 

He (the Prophet PBUH) said: Then Allah (mighty and sublime be He) asks them – [though] He is most knowing about them: From where have you come?

 

And they say: We have come from some servants of Yours on Earth: they were glorifying You (Subhanallah), exalting you (Allahu-Akbar), witnessing that there is no god but You (La ilaha illa llah), praising You (Al-Hamdu Lillah), and asking [favours] of You.

 

He says: And what do they ask of Me?

They say: They ask of You Your Paradise.

 

He says: And have they seen My Paradise?

They say: No, O Lord.

 

He says: And how would it be were they to have seen My Paradise!

They say: And they ask protection of You.

 

He says: From what do they ask protection of Me?

They say: From Your Hell-fire, O Lord.

 

He says: And have they seen My Hell-fire?

They say: NO.

 

He says: And how would it be were they to have seen My Hell-fire:

They say: And they ask for Your forgiveness.

 

He (the Prophet PBUH) said: Then He says: I have forgiven them and I have bestowed upon them what they have asked for,and I have granted them sanctuary from that from which they asked protection.

 

He (the Prophet PBUH) said: They say: O Lord, among them is So-and-so, a much sinning servant, who was merely passing by and sat down with them.

 

He (the Prophet PBUH) said: And He says: And to him [too] I have given forgiveness: he who sits with such people shall not suffer.

 

 

 

It was related by Muslim (also by al-Bukhari, at-Tirmidhi, and an-Nasa’i).

 

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Virtues of Fasting

Fasting is Mine and it is I who give reward for it. [A man] gives up his sexual passion, his food and his drink for my sake. Fasting is like a shield, and he who fasts has two joys: a joy whin he breaks his fast and a joy when he meets his Lord. The change in the breath of the mouth of him who fasts is better in Allah’s estimation than the smell of musk.

 

It was related by al-Bukhari (also by Muslim, Malik, at-Tirmidhi, an-Nasa’i and Ibn Majah).

 

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Impressing others @_@

The first of people against whom judgment will be pronounced on the Day of Resurrection will be a man who died a martyr.He will be brought and Allah will make known to him His favours and he will recognize them.[The Almighty] will say: And what did you do about them?

He will say: I fought for you until I died a martyr.

He will say: You have lied – you did but fight that it might be said [of you]: He is courageous.And so it was said.Then he will be ordered to be dragged along on his face until he is cast into Hell-fire.

 

 

[Another] will be a man who has studied [religious] knowledge and has taught it and who used to recite the Quran. He will be brought and Allah will make known to his His favours and he will recognize them. [The Almighty] will say: And what did you do about them? He will say: I studied [religious] knowledge and I taught it and I recited the Quran for Your sake. He will say: You have lied – you did but study [religious] knowledge that it might be said [of you]: He is learned. And you recited the Quran that it might be said [of you]: He is a reciter. And so it was said. Then he will be ordered to be dragged along on his face until he is cast into Hell-fire.

 

 

[Another] will be a man whom Allah had made rich and to whom He had given all kinds of wealth. He will be brought and Allah will make known to his His favours and he will recognize them. [The Almighty] will say: And what did you do about them? He will say: I left no path [untrodden] in which You like money to be spent without spending in it for Your sake. He will say: You have lied – you did but do so that it might be said [of you]: He is open-handed. And so it was said. Then he will be ordered to be dragged along on his face until he is cast into Hell-fire.

 

 

 

It was related by Muslim (also by at-Tirmidhi and an-Nasa’i).

 

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