Saturday 13 April 2024

Hadith e Qudsi: Verily, Allah's Mercy prevails over His wrath

There are many non Muslims who while targeting the otherwise peaceful religion of Islam, label Allah as a tyrant and least merciful. I wonder how such an accusation can be levelled against the Creator of the entire universe to be a tyrant for it is His love and mercy that continues to ignore the crimes and atrocities of the demagogues, thus giving them time to repent and seek the Divine forgiveness so that Allah in His infinite mercy forgives them. 

Even if your sins are countless, Allah’s mercy is endless. “Indeed, Allah forgives all sins.”  Al Quran | 39:53

But instead of seeking mercy of Allah, these utterly naïve people not only live in a world of self illusions but also make a place for them in the burning fire of Hell when the Divine Court will be established on the day of Judgement.

With this premise in the backdrop, today we share a Hadith e Qudsi attributed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ about the Divine promise of forgetting the sins and crimes of those who revoke His mercy to be forgiven.

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When Allah completed the creation, He wrote in His book with Him upon the Throne: Verily, My mercy prevails over My wrath.”

Aabic Text:
 لَمَّا قَضَى اللَّهُ الْخَلْقَ كَتَبَ فِي كِتَابِهِ فَهُوَ عِنْدَهُ فَوْقَ الْعَرْشِ إِنَّ رَحْمَتِي غَلَبَتْ غَضَبِي

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 3194, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2751
Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

This simple, yet well meaning Hadith e Qudsi should be enough for those who view Allah as merciless and devoid of love for the humanity. Of course, when a limit has been crossed then wrath of Allah did  and does befall on the individuals, and even nations. We only need to read the history of 'Ad and Thamud and many other nations that boasted of their might and challenged to Divine supremacy, and were destroyed, only with their remains remaining as an example of Divine wrath.

Dear sisters and brothers in Islam, let us always seek mercy of Allah and beg Him no to unleash His wrath on us for we are too meek and weak to sustain the wrath when it is unleashed.
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so that they are able to discuss issues with non-Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.

Please refer to our reference page: Collection of Hadith e Qudsi (حدیثِ قُدسی) attributed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ  for more Hadith e Qudsi.

For more hadiths on varying subjects, refer to our reference page: Sunnah and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to know more about Hadiths and Sunnah of Prophet of Allah. You may also refer to our Reference Pages for knowing more about Islam and Qur'ān.

Photo | Source of Hadith: | 1 | 2 |

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