The Power Of Allah's Mercy

The Power Of Allah's Mercy by Abdul Nasir Jangda


So He says: Ya ibadih, O My slave Allah says, which of the slaves that the ones who have crossed all line and boundaries against themselves, the ones who have harmed themselves, the ones that have done severe harm to themselves, by living the life of sins, by living the life of hopelessness, by living a life of disobedience to Allah, by living a lifestyle that is harmful to them, not just spiritually maybe even socially and familiarly and physically, they're living a life that is very harmful to them. So Allah specifically referring to these people but something beautiful that the scholars point out, Allah still calls them My slaves. Allah is still saying: You're My slaves. We still have a relationship with Allah, so Allah is speaking to the worst of the worst, the most sinful people, the ones that are walking on very thin ice, Ya ibadih, O My slaves, the ones who have done severe harm to themselves, Allah gives them an instruction, He forbids something, never ever, in the slightest bit, lose hope from The Mercy of Allah SWT.

This is an Usool of Fiqh, this is a principal of jurisprudence that when Allah SWT uses the Forbidding Tone, when He uses The Verb that is used to forbid something, that makes something impermissible, He makes something Haram (Forbidden), Allah says that: It is Haram (Forbidden), it is not allowed for you under any circumstances to ever in the slightest bit lose hope in The Mercy of Allah, why? Allah SWT didn't just tell us something and not give us reason to believe it, why? Because Allah will forgive all sins, because He and Only He, most definitely He is Al-Ghafur, Constantly Forgiving and Constantly Merciful, nothing is beyond His Capacity or beyond His Reach. Allah will forgive anything that anyone has done. So never despair, never lose hope from The Mercy of Allah SWT.

Yaqub (AS) told his sons, don't ever lose hope from The Mercy of Allah, why? Because the only one who loses hope in The Mercy of Allah, is the one who is ungrateful to Allah, the one who disbelieves in Allah, losing hope is tantamount of disbelief. And the word that's used here in the Ayah (Verse) to talk about hope is which comes from Rooh (Spirit), because it's the spirit of our Imaan, it's the soul of our heart, it's what keeps our heart alive, it's that hope, that connection to Allah SWT.

The prophet SAW invokes in a supplication. we tie our hopes, we pin our hopes O Allah on Your Mercy. Allah SWT is so Merciful, so Forgiving, so Kind, so Benevolent, that just in The Quran itself, in The Book of Allah, Allah SWT when He talks about His ability to Forgive, Allah SWT  mentions 3 attributes for Himself in terms of forgiving, that comes from the same root, the root is Ghafara, which literally means to cover something up, it means to forgive a sin as if it never even existed, like it was never even there. But He says these in 3 different ways. One place Allah SWT calls Himself Ghafir, which means The One Who Immediately Forgives, another place Allah calls Himself Ghaffar, The One Who Abundantly Forgives, The One Who Has No Limitation in Terms of Forgiveness, The One Who Can Continue To Forgive, no matter how much the sins might be. The third attributes is Ghafoor, Constantly Forgiving, Immediately Forgiving, Abundantly Forgiving, That's Who Allah Is, that's is our introduction to Allah.

Allah SWT tells us, Allah says: That most definitely My Mercy it encompasses and surrounds everything. Read Surah (Chapter) Hud, read Surah (Verse) 11, when you read Surah (Verse) 11, what you'll find is Allah talks about 4 or 5 different nations that Allah destroyed, The Wrath and The Anger of Allah SWT fell upon these people, He Ravaged this people, He Eradicated these people from the face of the earth, and when you read it you feel overwhelmed. The Prophet SAW felt overwhelmed, the Sahaba looked at the Prophet SAW, Abu Bakr (RA) in one narration, looks at the Prophet SAW he says: You've gotten old O Messenger of Allah, he saw some white hairs, so he says, you've grown old O Messenger of Allah, and the Prophet SAW said: Surah (Verse) Hud made me old, Surah (Verse) Hud made my hair go grey, think about that.

So when you read that, you're overwhelmed by reading about The Wrath, and The Anger, and The Punishment of Allah, and take that into consideration, how Fierce, how Powerful The Wrath and The Anger of Allah is, and then listen to this, Allah Himself says: No matter how Powerful or Overwhelming My Wrath and My Anger might be, but My Mercy, it Supersedes and it Overcomes My Wrath and My Anger.

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