Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu
How many times have we felt as though Allah (Swt) has closed the doors of his Mercy to us. That we feel that he will never forgive us.
Anyone that feels like this truly doesn’t understand Allah’s attribute of Mercy. We know that He is more Merciful than a mother is to her child. We know that His Mercy is 99 parts in contrast to the one part of mercy that He sent down to the earth; seen in the mercy between animals and humankind.
But subhanAllah, there is one hadith that springs to mind that for me makes me think SUBHANA’ALLAH!
The Prophet (saw) said:
“The angel on the left hand raises his pen (i.e. delays writing) for six hours before he records the sinful deed of a Muslim. If he (the Muslim) regrets it (the sin) and seeks Allah’s forgiveness, the deed it not recorded, otherwise it is recorded as one bad deed.”
Al Albaani in Silsilat al-Ahadeeth as-SAheehah, 1209
SubhanaAllah, just think about that for a minute! By the permission of Allah, the angels withold recording a bad deed that we commit in order to provide us time to repent from it and if we do repent then nothing is written! Allahu Akbar!
So, we must never despair of the Mercy of Allah (Swt).
And remember the famous hadith qudsi “I am as My servant thinks I am.” So, if we have positive thoughts of Allah in that He is Merciful and Compassionate than He will be just that in our lives. And if we despair and are always thinking that He will never forgive us, then is it any wonder why the Mercy and Barakah from Allah does not arrive.
Wasalamuu alaikum
Umm Raiyaan