26 January 2020   29. Jumad-ul-Ula 1441
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The Mercy of Allah

AllahHadith Qudsi says that Allah Taala said, “I was a hidden treasure, and I wished that I be recognized, and this is why I created.” Hence the reason for creation was love, and therefore he loves what he has created. Subsequently he loves the believers even more intensely.

Hadith also says that Allah Taala divided his mercy into seventy parts, and distributed one of those parts to the creation around us. Let us think of all the love I this world; be it between a mother and child, a husband and wife, be it between animals and there young, be it between friends. All the love amongst these people and in this world comprises just one part out of seventy of Allahs Mercy.

Allah is extremely merciful. An idol worshipper used to worship an idol named Sanam. He sat up calling the name ‘Ya Sanam’ all night, and towards the dawn he started getting drowsy and so he mistakenly took one of the Glorious names of Allah, ‘Ya Samad.’ Allah immediately turned his attention and asked, “What do you want my servant?” The angels said in astonishment, “O Allah, this is an idol worshipper and only took your name in forgetfulness.” Allah said, “This person calls on these idols all night and they don’t answer him. What difference is there between me and the idols if I don’t answer him?”

Allah wants us to seek forgiveness and come towards him. Hadith says that the Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasalam) of Allah was traveling and stopped on the way at a village. A woman was cooking at a fire nearby and he noticed that she constantly had to push her child back who would come forward. She said to the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasalam), “I work with this fire all day, my son wants to play with it but I have to push him back all the time because I’m frightened for him. If Allah loves us more than we love our children, how can he put us in Hell?” Hearing this, the Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasalam) of Allah sat with his head bowed and his eyes filled with tears. He cried for some time then he said, “Allah does not want to send his creation to hell, but it is man himself who buys Hell for himself through his disobedience to Allah. He forgets where he has come from and who his caretaker is. He does not seek forgiveness from his creator.”

Allah is a merciful God who wants to forgive us and his mercy tries to find excuses for forgiving us. We must take advantage of the time that we have in this life and seek forgiveness and amend our ways. May Allah give us the ability to seek his forgiveness. Ameen

Source: Darul Ihsan


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