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PostSubject: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:40 pm

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Chapter 51

Hope in Allah's Mercy



Allah, the Exalted, says:

"Say: O `Ibadi (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah: verily, Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful". (39:53)

"And never do We requit in such a way except those who are ungrateful (disbelievers)". (34:17)

'(Say:) `Truly, it has been revealed to us that the torment will be for him who denies (believes not in the Oneness of Allah, and in His Messengers), and turns away (from the truth and obedience of Allah)". (20:48)

"And My Mercy embraces all things". (7:156)



Hadith 412

`Ubadah bin As-Samit (radiyallahu anhu ) reported: Messenger of Allah (Sallalahu aleihi wa ) said,

"He who bears witness that there is no true god except Allah, alone having no partner with Him, that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger, that `Isa (Jesus) is His slave and Messenger and he (Jesus) is His Word which He communicated to Maryam (Mary) and His spirit which He sent to her, that Jannah is true and Hell is true; Allah will make him enter Jannah accepting whatever deeds he accomplished".
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Another narration in Muslim is: the Messenger of Allah (Sallalahu aleihi wa ) said,

"Whosoever testifies that there is no true god except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, Allah (Subhanahu wa ta\'ala ) saves him from the Fire (of Hell)".


Commentary: This Hadith confirms that all Prophets of Allah were men and thus refutes those who attribute divinity to them and exclude them from the category of men or regard them a part of Allah, as Christians believes Prophet `Isa (Jesus to be Christ) by regarding him Allah or His son, or the Jews do Prophet `Uzair by venerating him as son of Allah. The misconception has also taken hold of a sect of the Muslims. They have invented the belief that Prophet Muhammad (Sallalahu aleihi wa ) is "Light from the Light of Allah". Thus further considering to be of him with Divine qualities. They exclude him from the category of men. This Hadith tells us that the belief that Prophets were men constitutes part of Faith and denial of it is the denial of a part of Faith and amounts to evasion from Tauhid -Oneness of Allah.

Prophet `Isa (Jesus) has been referred in the Qur'an as "Kalimatullah" (the Word of Allah) (4:171). What these words really mean is that he was born in an unusual manner, without being fathered by anyone, only on the express fiat of Allah.

This Hadith shows that a major sin does not cast a Muslim out of the fold of Islam, as is believed by certain deviant sects who have gone astray. Such a person does remain a Muslim and his eligibility for admission into Jannah also remains intact but his admission entirely depends on the pleasure of Allah. He may forgive a sinful Muslim and send him to Jannah even in the initial stage or keep him in Hell for sometime and then send him to Jannah. Thus, when it is said that Muslims are protected against Hell, it means that they will not abide in Hell for ever. It will be a temporary phase varying with his sins. When that punishment comes to an end, or even before it, when Almighty, Allah, wills, he will be removed from Hell to Jannah.






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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:03 pm

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Hadith 413

Abu Dharr radiyallahu anhu reported: The Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"Allah, the Almighty, says:

`Whosoever does a good deed, will have (reward) ten times like it and I add more; and whosoever does an evil, will have the punishment like it or I will forgive (him); and whosoever approaches Me by one span, I will approach him by one cubit; and whosoever approaches Me by one cubit, I approach him by one fathom, and whosoever comes to Me walking, I go to him running; and whosoever meets Me with an earth-load of sins without associating anything with Me, I meet him with forgiveness like that".
[Muslim]


Commentary: This Hadith mentions the infinite Compassion and Mercy of Allah to His obedient slaves and a special expression of which will be made by Him on the Day of Resurrection. On that Day, He will give at least ten times reward for each good deed. In some cases it may be far more than that, seven hundred times or more, as He would like. Such benevolence on His part warrants that a Muslim should never lose hope of His forgiveness.


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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:05 pm

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Hadith 414


Jabir radiyallahu anhu reported: A Bedouin came to the Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa and asked him, "O Messenger of Allah, what are the two imperatives which lead to Jannah or Hell". He Sallalahu aleihi wa replied,

"He who dies without associating anything with Allah will enter Jannah, and he who dies associating partners with Allah will enter the Fire".
[Muslim]


Commentary: This Hadith also holds promise for a Muslim that being a Muslim and Muwahhid (believer in the Oneness of Allah) he will be at last sent to Jannah. Whether he goes straight to Jannah or after suffering the punishment of his sins in Hell, is a separate issue, but he will not remain in Hell for ever. Eternal punishment in Hell is reserved only for pagans, polytheists, and infidels.


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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:12 pm

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Hadith 415




Anas bin Malik radiyallahu anhu reported: Mu'adh bin Jabal  radiyallahu anhu was riding on the beast with the Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa, when he Sallalahu aleihi wa said to him,

"O Mu'adh!''

Mu'adh replied, "Here I am responding to you, and at your pleasure, O Messenger of Allah.'' He Sallalahu aleihi wa again called out,

"O Mu'adh.''  

He (again) replied, "Here I am responding your call, and at your pleasure.''

He (Messenger of Allah) Sallalahu aleihi wa  addressed him (again),

"O Mu'adh!'' He replied, "Here I am responding to you, and at your pleasure, O Messenger of Allah.'' Upon this he (the Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa) said,

"If anyone testifies sincerely that there is no true god except Allah, and Muhammad is His slave and Messenger, truly from his heart, Allah will safeguard him from Hell.''


He (Mu'adh) said, "O Messenger of Allah, shall I not then inform people of it, so that they may have glad tidings.'' He Sallalahu aleihi wa replied,

 "Then they will rely on it alone (and thus give up good works altogether).''

Mu'adh radiyallahu anhu disclosed this Hadith at he time of his death, to avoid sinning for concealing. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].


Commentary: Imam At-Taibi says that the honesty of heart means firmness of faith and arrangement of actions which will provide evidence of Tauhid and Risalah (Oneness of Allah and the Prophethood of Muhammad Sallalahu aleihi wa). Al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar states that Imam At-Taibi has made this elaboration to remove the ambiguity which arises from the wording of the Hadith because it is generally held by Ahadith that one who bears witness to Tauhid and Risalah will not go to Hell, while Ahlus-Sunnah hold that it stands proved by concrete arguments that sinful Muslims will be consigned to Hell and then brought out from it by intercession. It shows that for the determination of real meanings of this Hadith we shall have to keep in view other related arguments as well. These meanings are riveted with good deeds. In other words, one who bears witness to Tauhid and Risalah and fulfills Islamic injunctions and obligations and requirements of Faith and fear of Allah, will not be consigned to Hell. Some scholars are of the opinion that this Hadith refers to such people who truly repented and renounced Kufr and Shirk and wholeheartedly professed Tauhid and Risalah but died soon after that and thus did not get an opportunity to do good deeds. Such people will certainly go to Jannah.

This Hadith leads to the conclusion that ordinary people should not be told things the true meanings of which they find difficult to grasp and accomplish evil deeds relying on such glad tidings.
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:51 pm

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Hadith 416



Abu Hurairah or may be Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (Radhi Allahu Anhuma) reported: On the day of the battle of Tabuk, the Muslims were hard pressed by hunger and they asked Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa: "O Messenger of Allah, grant us permission to slaughter our camels to eat and use their fat". He Sallalahu aleihi wa accorded permission. On this `Umar radiyallahu anhu came and said: "O Messenger of Allah, if it is done, we shall suffer from lack of transportation. I suggest you pool together whatever has been left and supplicate Allah to bless it.'' Allah will bestow His Blessing upon it. The Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa agreed and called for leather mat and had it spread out, and asked people to bring the provisions left over. They started doing it. One brought a handful of corn, another brought a handful of dates, a third brought a piece of bread; thus some provisions were collected on the mat. Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa invoked blessings, and then said,

"Now take it up in your vessels" .

Everyone filled his vessel with food, so that there was not left a single empty vessel in the whole camp. All of them ate to their fill and there was still some left over. Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"Any slave who meets Allah, testifying there is no true god except Allah, and that I am His Messenger, without entertaining any doubt about these (two fundamentals), will not be banished from entering Jannah.'' [Muslim].


Commentary: This Hadith mentions a miracle of the Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa and the effect of his prayer by means of which a small quantity of food sufficed the whole army. The exact number of Muslims who took part in the battle of Tabuk is not mentioned in any reliable account. Al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar has stated, with reference to some narratives of Fath Al-Bari mentioned in connection with the biography of the Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa and the wars he had fought in the way of Allah, that they numbered thirty to forty thousand men.

Although these figures are open to question but one can safely infer from these figures that their number was very large. According to Sahih Al-Bukhari: "A large number of Muslims participated with the Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa in this war. Their number was so large that they could not be described in a register. It was difficult for the Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa to discover who was absent except that he was informed about him by Allah.'' (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Kitab Al- Maghazi, Bab Ghazwah Tabuk, Hadith Ka`b bin Malik). This extract goes to prove that although the number of Muslims who took part in this war was very large the provisions weighing a few seers only sufficed for them all.

We also learn from this Hadith that one who is blessed with the Grace of Allah, can offer advice to a person who is superior to him on this account. Similarly, the one who is superior in virtue should listen to the advice of those who are inferior to him because there is every possibility that their advice may offer something better. It does not harm either of them. Neither does it detract from the superiority of the superior nor can it be regarded an affront of a junior.
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:04 pm

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Hadith 417



`Itban bin Malik radiyallahu anhu reported, who was with Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa in the battle of Badr: I used to lead my people at Bani Salim in Salat (prayer) and there was a valley between me and those people. Whenever it rained, it became difficult for me to cross it for going to their Masjid. So I went to Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa and said, "I have weak eyesight and the valley between me and my people flows during the rainy season and it becomes difficult for me to cross it. I wish you to come to my house and offer Salat at a place so that I could reserve that as a Musalla (place for prayer).'' Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"I will do so".  

So Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa and Abu Bakr radiyallahu anhu came to my house the (next) morning after the sun had risen high. Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa asked my permission to enter and I admitted him. He Sallalahu aleihi wa  did not sit before saying,

"Where do you want us to offer Salat in your house?''  


I pointed to the place where I wanted him to offer prayers. So Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa stood up for the prayer and started the prayer with Takbir and we aligned in rows behind him; and he offered two Rak`ah prayer and finished them with Taslim, and we also performed Taslim with him. I detained him for a meal called Khazirah which I had prepared for him. (Khazirah is a special type of dish prepared from barley flour and meat soup).

When the neighbours got the news that Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa was in my house, they started coming till a large number of men gathered in my house. One of them said, "What is wrong with Malik, for I do not see him?'' One of them replied, "He is a hypocrite and does not love Allah and His
Messenger". On that Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"Don't say this. Haven't you seen that he testified that there is no true god except Allah,'  for Allah's sake only.''

The man replied, "Allah and His Messenger know better, but by Allah, we never saw him but helping and talking with the hypocrites.'' The Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa replied,

"No doubt, whosoever testifies that there is no true god except Allah, seeking by so professing the pleasure of Allah only, Allah will safeguard him against (Hell) Fire.''  
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].


Commentary: This Hadith highlights the following four points:

1. One can offer Salat at home if one has a lawful reason for it.
2. In the event one is obliged to offer Salat at home it is well to reserve a place for it.
3. It is not permissible to suspect a Muslim on the basis of mere doubt.
4. In the end, every Muslim will be sent to Jannah. This point has already been elaborated.



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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:23 pm

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Hadith 418



`Umar bin Al-Khattab radiyallahu anhu reported: Some prisoners were brought to Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa amongst whom there was a woman who was running (searching for her child). When she saw a child among the captives, she took hold of it, pressed it against her belly and gave it a suck. The Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

 "Do you think this woman would ever throw her child in fire?' '

We said, "By Allah, she would never throw the child in fire.'' Thereupon Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"Allah is more kind to his slave than this woman is to her child". [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].


Commentary:
Al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar states that the Musnad Ismail has the following additional words in the narrative: "After continuous search, she finally found her baby. She took the baby and hugged him".

It is permissible to illustrate by example what one cannot make others understand by means of reason and senses, the way the Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa did it in the present case. Since it was not possible to describe the immensity of Allah's Mercy, he cited the example of that woman to illustrate his point.




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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:39 pm

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Hadith 419


Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu reported: I heard Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa saying,

"When Allah created the creatures, He wrote in the Book, which is with Him over His Throne: `Verily, My Mercy prevailed over My Wrath"  [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Another narration is: Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said, "(Allah wrote) `My Mercy dominated My Wrath".

Still another narration is: Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said, " (Allah wrote) `My Mercy surpasses My Wrath".

Commentary: Imam Al-Khattabi states that here the word "Kitab'' (translated here as `Book') means the decision of Almighty Allah which He has already made, an instance of which is the following Verse of the Noble Qur'an:

"Allah has decreed: `Verily, it is I and My Messengers who shall be the victorious". (58:21).

In this Ayah the Arabic word "Kataba'' is used in the sense of "Qada' (decided);'' or the word "Kataba'' signifies "Lauh Mahfooz'' on which He has recorded everything. Almighty Allah is on the 'Arsh' (the Throne of Allah) and this Book is with Him. (Fath Al-Bari, Kitab At-Tauhid, Bab: Wa kana Arshuhu `alal-Ma'.)




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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:57 pm

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Hadith 420



Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu reported: Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"Allah has divided mercy into one hundred parts; and He retained with Him ninety-nine parts, and sent down to earth one part. Through this one part creatures deal with one another with compassion, so much so that an animal lifts its hoof over its young lest it should hurt it".  [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Another narration is: Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"Allah has one hundred mercies, out of which He has sent down only one for jinn, mankind, animals and insects, through which they love one another and have compassion for one another; and through it, wild animals care for their young. Allah has retained ninety-nine mercies to dealkindly with His slaves on the Day of Resurrection.'' [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].


Another narration in Muslim is reported: by Salman Al-Farisi: The Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"Allah has hundred mercies, out of which one mercy is used by his creation for mutual love and affection. Ninety-nine mercies are kept for the Day of Resurrection.''


Another narration is: The Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"Allah created one hundred units of mercy on the Day He created the heavens and the earth. Each one of them can contain all that is between the heaven and the earth. Of them, he put one on earth, through which a mother has compassion for her children and animals and birds have compassion for one another. On the Day of Resurrection, He will perfect and complete His Mercy".  (That is He will use all the hundred units of mercy for his slaves on that Day).


Commentary:

1. We learn from this Hadith that kind and compassionate treatment is liked by Allah and is in fact His Blessing and Benevolence. This is the reason He has given a part of it to His creatures, and a person who is so hard-hearted, that he is not even aware of it has a defect which is extremely displeasing to Allah. Moreover, it is a sign that such a person is deprived of Divine blessing and mercy.

2. On the Day of Resurrection, Almighty Allah will bestow upon the believers hundred mercies. This news has great hopes and joy for His slaves.





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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:26 pm

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Hadith 421




Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu reported: The Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"Allah, the Exalted, and Glorious said: `A slave committed a sin and he said: O Allah, forgive my sin,' and Allah said: `My slave committed a sin and then he realized that he has a Rabb Who forgives the sins and punishes for the sin.' He then again committed a sin and said: `My Rabb, forgive my sin,' and Allah  Subhanahu wa ta\'ala  said: `My slave committed a sin and then realized that he has a Rabb Who forgives his sin and punishes for the sin.' He again committed a sin and said: `My Rabb, forgive my sin,' and Allah  Subhanahu wa ta\'ala  said: `My slave has committed a sin and then realized that he has a Rabb Who forgives the sin or takes (him) to account for sin. I have granted forgiveness to my slave. Let him do whatever he likes".  [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

The last sentence "let him do..". means, as long he keeps asking for forgiveness after the commission of sins, and repents, Allah will forgive him because repentance eliminates previous sins". (Editor's Note)


Commentary: This Hadith tells us that so long as the heart of a Muslim remains free from willful disobedience of Divine injunctions and he does not deliberately neglect his religious duties, that is to say he goes on committing sins and each time wholeheartedly begs pardon for them, Almighty, Allah will forgive him. The reason being that he is penitent for his wrongs and does not insist upon them for fear of accountability. This condition of his shows that his heart is full of awe and Majesty of Allah and he does not feel any disgrace in showing his utter humbleness before Him. Now this is a merit of the sinful which is pleasing to Allah. Thus, He says that so long as his slave continues submission and prostration He will go on forgiving him.

On the contrary, there is a person who goes on committing sins but he neither repents for them nor seeks pardon for his wrongs; nor has any fear of accountability. Obviously, he is altogether different from the kind of Muslims mentioned before, and he will be therefore treated differently by Allah. The conduct of the former is of a Muslim who, in spite of his sins, is liked by Allah while the second is of that of a rebel for whom He has kept severe punishment ready. May Allah rank us among the former category of people. Ameen




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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:29 pm

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Hadith 422


Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu reported: Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said

 "By the One in Whose Hand my soul is, were you not to commit sins, Allah would replace you with a people who would commit sins and then seek forgiveness from Allah; and Allah would forgive them".  [Muslim].


Commentary: This Hadith also tells us that Allah has a profound liking for such people who are penitent and seek pardon for their sins from Him. So much so that if such people cease to exist who neither commit sins nor seek pardon from Him, He will create people who will do so. It does not, however, mean that He likes sins or the sinful persons. What it really means is that He likes penitence and the penitents.

This is the true purport of this Hadith. It also means that it is natural for man to commit sins, and that Allah loves whenever a slave commits a sin to rush and beg for His forgiveness. (Editor's Note).



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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:56 pm

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Hadith 423




Abu Ayyub Khalid bin Zaid radiyallahu anhu reported: Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"Were you not to commit sins, Allah would create people who would commit sins and ask for forgiveness and He would forgive them". [Muslim].




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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:11 pm

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Hadith 424


Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu reported: We were sitting with the Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa. Abu Bakr and `Umar (Radhi Allahu Anhuma) were also there among the audience. In the meanwhile the Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa got up and left us. We waited long for his return. When we were worried about his safety, and got scared, we got up. I, therefore, went out to look for the Messenger of Allah and came to a garden which belonged to the Ansar. He Sallalahu aleihi wa said to me

"Go and give glad tidings of Jannah to anyone who testifies `La ilaha illallah (There is no true god except Allah),' being whole-heartedly certain of it" [Muslim].


Commentary: This Hadith also tells us that ultimately a Muslim will be awarded Jannah. Whether he will go there in the first stage or after suffering the punishment in Hell, is a matter that depends entirely on the Will of Allah.



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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:20 pm

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Hadith 425


Abdullah bin `Amr bin Al-'As (Radhi Allahu Anhuma) reported: The Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa recited the Words of Allah, the Exalted, and the Glorious, about Ibrahim aleyhi salam  who said:

 "O my Rabb! They have led astray many among mankind. But whosoever follows me, he verily, is of me". (14:36)  and those of `Isa (Jesus) aleyhi salam who said:

"If You punish them, they are Your slaves, and if You forgive them, verily, You, only You, are the All- Mighty, the All-Wise". (5:118).


Then he Sallalahu aleihi wa raised up his hands and said,

"O Allah! My Ummah, my Ummah,''  

and wept; Allah, the Exalted, said:

"O Jibril (Gabriel)! Go to Muhammad  and ask him: `What makes you weep?"

So Jibril came to him and asked him (the reason of his weeping) and the Messenger of Allah informed him what he had said (though Allah knew it well). Upon this Allah said: "Jibril, go to Muhammad  and say: `Verily, We will please you with regard to your Ummah and will never displease you". [Muslim].


Commentary:
This Hadith makes two points clear:

Firstly, the kindness and mercy which the Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa had for his Ummah, a full manifestation of which will be seen on the Day of Resurrection.
Secondly, the love that Allah has for His Prophet, Muhammad Sallalahu aleihi wa.

Both these benefits will then go to the advantage of the faithful Muslims as they will be then blessed with Mercy and forgiveness of Allah. May Allah
include us among them.



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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:27 pm

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Hadith 426


Mu'adh bin Jabal radiyallahu anhu reported: I was riding a pillion with the Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa on a donkey. He Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"O Mu'adh, do you know what is the right of Allah upon His slaves, and what is the Right of His slaves upon Allah?''

I said: "Allah and His Messenger know better". Upon this the Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"Allah's Right upon His slaves is that they should worship Him Alone and associate nothing with Him; and His slaves' right upon Him is that He should not punish who does not associate a thing with Him.''  

He (Mu'adh) radiyallahu anhu  added: I said to the Messenger of Allah  Sallalahu aleihi wa :  "Shall I give the glad tidings to people?'' He Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"Do not tell them this good news for they will depend on it alone". [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].


Commentary: This Hadith tells us that ordinary people, who are generally unable to understand the meanings of things in their context, will think that mere verbal profession of Tauhid and Risalah is sufficient to attain forgiveness, and it is not necessary to do what this profession entails. With this notion, they become unmindful of the obligations.

Verbal profession does give them the security that they would not abide in Hell forever for ultimately they will go to Jannah. Our people are generally under the impression that all sinful Muslims, like the perfect Muslims, will go to Jannah in the very first instance. According to proofs furnished by other injunctions of Shari`ah, this is not so. This point has been already discussed at length earlier. In any case, the point made here is that no Muslim will go to Hell means that no Muslim will abide in Hell for ever. It does not at all mean that however sinful a Muslim may be, he will not be sent to Hell or suffer its torments.


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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:34 pm

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Hadith 427


Bara' bin `Azib  radiyallahu anhu  reported: The Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"When a believer is questioned in the grave, he testifies that, `there is no true god except Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.' About him the Words of Allah, the Exalted, are:  Allah will keep firm those who believe, with the firm statement (The Testimony of Faith) in this world and the Hereafter)". (14:27) [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].


Commentary:
This Hadith mentions both the parts of the Shahadah together, that is to say "La ilaha illallah, Muhammad-ur-Rasulullah'' (There is no true God except Allah, and Muhammad Sallalahu aleihi wa is the Messenger of Allah). The questioning in the grave is beyond question and is a part of Muslim Belief. Every Muslim will, by the Grace of Allah, give their correct answers in respect of Tauhid and Risalah.



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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:04 am

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Hadith 428


Anas radiyallahu anhu reported: Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"When an infidel accomplishes any good deed, he is rewarded for it in this world; and in the case of a Muslim, Allah stores up his good acts for him in the Hereafter and provides him with subsistence in this life due to his obedience.''

Another narration is: The Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"Allah does not wrong a believer a good deed because he is given blessings for it in this world and will be rewarded for it in the Hereafter. But the infidel is given in the world the reward for good deeds, he has performed for the sake of Allah and when he comes to the Hereafter, there is no good deed for which he can be rewarded". [Muslim].


Commentary: The infidels also do in this world many works which are for public welfare, or which come under the category of good deeds. Almighty Allah gives them reward for such good deeds in this world in the form of wealth, sound health, or saving them from some trouble, because Belief is precondition for reward in the Hereafter. Since an infidel is deprived of it, he will also be deprived of their reward in the Hereafter. Thus, we learn that Belief constitutes the basis of every action and is a precondition for the acceptance of any good deed by Allah.



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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:16 am

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Hadith 429


Jabir radiyallahu anhu reported: Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"The five daily Salat (prayers) are like a great river running by your door in which you take a bath five times a day.'' [Muslim].


Commentary: This Hadith mentions the merits of performing the five-times prescribed Salat (prayer) punctually. A person who takes bath five times daily, cannot have any dirt on his body; similarly, one who performs Salat regularly is washed of all the minor sins. If he repents and makes penitence, his major sins are also pardoned. One who is meticulous about Salat and other obligations, generally does not commit any major sin but if at all he commits it, he does not stick to it. He is sorry for it and abandons it. His minor sins are washed away by his Salat.



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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:21 am

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Hadith 430


Ibn `Abbas (Radhi Allahu Anhuma)  reported: The Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"Any Muslim dies and forty men who do not associate anything with Allah (in worship), perform his funeral prayer, Allah makes them intercede for him".  [Muslim]


Commentary:

1. The acceptance of intercession here means that Allah grants the prayer which they (intercessors) make for the deceased and forgives him, provided he is worthy of it.
2.a A large number of Muwahhidun (believers in the Oneness of Allah) in a funeral holds greater promise of the pardon of the deceased.



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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:03 pm

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Hadith 431




Abdullah bin Mas`ud radiyallahu anhu reported: There were, about forty of us with Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa in a camp when he Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"Aren't you pleased that you will constitute one-fourth of the inhabitants of Jannah?''

We said, "Yes". He Sallalahu aleihi wa again said,

"Aren't you pleased that you will constitute one-third of the inhabitants of Jannah?".


We said: "Yes.'' Upon this he Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"By Him in Whose Hand Muhammad's soul is, I hope that you will constitute one-half of the inhabitants of Jannah; and the reason is that only Muslims will be admitted into Jannah; and you are no more compared to the polytheists than as a white hair on the skin of a black ox, or a black hair on the skin of a white ox.'' [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].


Commentary: This Hadith reveals the following two points:

1. As compared with the believers and the faithful, there will be a large number of infidels in Hell.
2. As compared with the followers of other Prophets, there will be a larger number of Muslims in Jannah, to the extent that half of its occupants will be Muslims. This Hadith has glad tidings for the Muslim Ummah and bestows great respect and honour on them. (May Allah include us among them. Ameen)
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:08 pm

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Hadith 432




Abu Musa Al-Ash`ari radiyallahu anhu reported: Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will deliver to every Muslim, a Jew or a Christian and say: `This is your ransom from Hell-fire.'''

Another narration is: the Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"There would come people amongst the Muslims on the Day of Resurrection with sins as heavy as a mountain, and Allah would forgive them".  [Muslim].


Commentary:
"This is your ransom'' is interpreted by the Hadith of Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu : "There is a place for everyone in both Jannah and Hell. When the believer occupies his place in Jannah, an infidel will take his place in Hell on account of his infidelity. This also means: "You believers were exposed to Fire, but this infidel is your ransom. Because Allah has prepared a number of His creature for Hell, so when the infidels occupy it on account of their sins and infidelity, they are considered as ransoms for the believers. Allah knows best.'' (Editor's Note)


This Hadith tells us about the auspicious end of the believers and a bad one of disbelievers.
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:16 pm

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Hadith 433


Ibn `Umar (Radhi Allahu Anhuma) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa saying,

"A believer will be brought close to his Rabb on the Day of Resurrection and enveloping him in His Mercy, He Subhanahu wa ta\'ala will make him confess his sins by saying: `Do you remember (doing) this sin and this sin?' He will reply: `My Rabb, I remember.' Then He Subhanahu wa ta\'ala will say: `I covered it up for you in the life of world, and I forgive it for you today.' Then the record of his good deeds will be handed to him". [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].


Commentary: This Hadith tells us about the believers who will be treated with special favour by Allah. (May Allah include us among them. Ameen) It also shows that the admittance of the sins leads to having them forgiven by Allah. The Hadith also encourages us to cover the sins of the believers as best we can.
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:33 pm

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Hadith 434


Abdullah bin Mas'ud radiyallahu anhu reported: A man kissed a woman and he came to the Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa and made a mention of that to him. It was (on this occasion) that this Ayah was revealed:

"And perform As-Salat (Iqamat-As-Salat), at the two ends of the day and in some hours of the night [i.e., the five compulsory Salat (prayers)]. Verily, the good deeds remove the evil deeds (i.e., small sins)". (11:114)

That person said, "O Messenger of Allah, does it concern me only?". He (Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa) said,

"It concerns the whole of my Ummah".
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].


Commentary: This Hadith brings out the following two points:

1. Minor sins are forgiven by virtue of Salat.
2. One must not expose one's sins.



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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:36 pm

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Hadith 435



Anas bin Malik radiyallahu anhu reported: A man came to the Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa and said,  "O Messenger of Allah, I have committed a sin liable of ordained punishment. So execute punishment on me".

Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa did not ask him about it, and then came the (time for) Salat (prayers). So he performed Salat with the  Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa. When the Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa finished Salat, the man stood up and said: "O Messenger of Allah! I have committed a sin. So execute the Ordinance of Allah upon me". He Sallalahu aleihi wa asked,

"Have you performed Salat with us?''  

"Yes", he replied. the Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"Verily, Allah has forgiven you". [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].


Commentary:
The person who had committed the sin came to the Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa to seek punishment for his wrongdoing is said to have been Abul-Yusr Ka`b bin `Amr whose story was also mentioned in the previous Hadith. The sin he had committed was not a major one that is why by Salat it was wiped out.


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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 51- Hope in Allah's Mercy   Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:53 pm

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Hadith 436

Anas bin Malik radiyallahu anhu reported: Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"Allah is pleased with His slave who eats a meal and praises Him for it; and takes a drink and praises Him for it". [Muslim].


Commentary: One should always say "Alhamdulillah'' (all the praise and thanks be to Allah) after food and drink. This Hadith has been mentioned in the present chapter for the reason that it holds fear as well as hope. If one remembers Allah in the meals, he can hope for the Pleasure of Allah. One should also bear in mind that it is He who gives everything. If He likes, He can forefeit all those things or in spite of providing all the riches, deprive one of hunger and thirst, as it does happen in certain diseases. May Allah protect us from such deprivations.


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