Ramadhan desserts (part 5)
أبو حنظلة محمد زهري
The day of judgement is a great day where nothing will be concealed. Imagine when your deed, good or bad, concealed or known, big or small will be presented to us infront of everybody. Nowhere to turn to for help except acknowledging all that has been recorded. Subhannallah. However Allah's mercy is great.
As we can see in the previous verse before this, is mentioning about Allah's attribute of mercy. The significant of mentioning of His mercy before this verse concerning the day of judgement indirectly shows:
1) Allah's mercy precedes the judgement. If he judge us with purely justice only, most of us will be doom due to our own deeds and ingratitude. And He forgives whomever He pleases.
2) Allah loves His servants greatly.
One of the tabiien Sufyan atthauri had said that he prefer that Allah swt to be the one to judge him rather than his own parents as he knows Allah loves him more than his parents!
Once in a Hadith narrated by bukhari & muslim, the prophet & his companions saw a captive woman who is frantically searching for someone in the crowd. When she found a baby amongst the prisoners, she took it in her arms, cradled it next to her chest and suckled it. So Allah’s Messenger (saw) said: “Do you think that this woman would ever throw her child into the fire?” We said: ‘By Allah, Never!’ So he said: “Allah is more merciful to His believing servants than that mother could ever be to her child.”
In fact, Allah swt had made mercy compulsory on Himself to those who are searching for it
And making taubah. In one verse,
وَإِذَا جَاءَكَ الَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِآيَاتِنَا فَقُلْ سَلَامٌ عَلَيْكُمْ كَتَبَ رَبُّكُمْ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِهِ الرَّحْمَةَ أَنَّهُ مَنْ عَمِلَ مِنكُمْ سُوءًا بِجَهَالَةٍ ثُمَّ تَابَ مِن بَعْدِهِ وَأَصْلَحَ فَأَنَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ
And when those who believe in Our words/signs/ revelations come to you, say: Peace be on you, your Lord has ordained mercy on Himself, (so) that if any one of you does evil in ignorance, then turns after that and acts aright, then He is Forgiving, Merciful.
Therefore a Muslim should have hope for his mercy and really seek to gain His mercy, by returning to Him after being ignorance or slipped into any wrongdoings or sins.
However, we should not be deluded or take His Mercy for granted or falls into Syaithan's trap till we feels ' o never mind His mercy is so great , later we will
Make taubah' just like the brothers of Yusof a.s had thought when devising a way to separate Yusof from his father. Let's us ask ourselves , how much have we done to seek His mercy ? How much sincerity in any of our deeds that we hope to get His only pleasure? Do we know that Allah swt is please with us?
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