Remember to forgive if you want forgiveness

Remember that we should not be hypocrites – if we want forgiveness from Allah ‘azzawajal, we should forgive others for the sake of receiving His mercy.

Yes, we are imperfect, we are not the most-merciful – but we need to strive towards taqwa. May Allah make us of the muttaqeen (those with taqwa). May He make us of the śaabireen (those who are patient).

We aren’t perfect, but it’s the effort that we make to remove our imperfections and selfishness that will be rewarded in the akhirah (inshaAllah). May Allah make us of those people who receive Jannah, and upon whom His mercy is bestowed on the day of qiyamah.

Abu Sa’id (may Allah be pleased with him) said that the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said:
‘Someone who does not show mercy will not be shown mercy.’
[Al-Adab al-Mufrad, Book: Looking after Children, graded Saheeh by Sh. al-Albani[1, 2]]

‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) was heard to say: “Anyone who does not show mercy will not be shown mercy. Anyone who does not forgive will not be forgiven. Anyone who does not turn in repentance will not be turned to nor will he be protected or guarded.”
[Al-Adab al-Mufrad, Book: Mercy, graded Hasan by Sh. al-Albani[1, 3]]

Jarir bin Abdullah (may Allah have mercy on him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:
“Whoever does not show mercy to the people, Allah will not show mercy to him.”
(“‏ مَنْ لاَ يَرْحَمُ النَّاسَ لاَ يَرْحَمُهُ اللَّهُ ‏”)
[Found in Sahih Muslim, Book of virtues;
Jami’at-Tirmidhi, graded as Saheeh by Darussalam;
Al-Adab al-Mufrad, Book: Mercy, graded Saheeh by Sh. al-Albani[1, 2]]

Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-‘As (may Allah be pleased with him):
The Prophet (ﷺ) said: The Compassionate One has mercy on those who are merciful. If you show mercy to those who are on the earth, He Who is in the heaven will show mercy to you.
[Sunan Abu Dawood, graded Saheeh by Sh. al-Albani[3]]

Abdullah bin ‘Amr (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:
” The merciful are shown mercy by Ar-Rahman. Be merciful on the earth, and you will be shown mercy from Who is above the heavens. The womb is named after Ar-Rahman, so whoever connects it, Allah connects him, and whoever severs it, Allah severs him.”
[Jami’at-Tirmidhi, graded Saheeh by Sh. al-Albani[3] and graded Hasan by Darussalam]

[again, a reminder for myself, first and foremost]

 

[1] Saheeh al-adab al-mufrad
[2] Takhreej mushkilat ul-faqr
[3] Silsilat al-ahaadeeth as-saheehah

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