How to get the mercy of the Most Merciful…
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
How, you ask?
الراحمون يرحمهم الرحمن ، ارحموا أهل الأرض يرحمكم من في السماء
It was narrated from Abdullah ibn Amr (radiallahu anhu) and he attributed it to the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam): “Those who show mercy will be shown mercy by the Most Merciful. Show mercy to those who are on earth and the One who is above the heaven will show mercy to you.” [Sunan Abee Dawood. Hadeeth No. 4941. Al-Albani graded it “sahih” in Sahih Sunan Abee Dawood, Hadeeth No. 4941.]
What we learn from this hadeeth:
1) What goes around comes around. Let’s try to remember that the next time we scold someone for their mistakes.
2) Reading the translation is nothing like reading the Arabic itself (especially with this hadeeth).
3) Allah is not “everywhere”, as many Muslims seem to think, rather He is above the heavens.
And this hadeeth isn’t the only proof for this. There are so many other proofs. [Want a post dedicated to this, insha-Allah? Just say the word.]
4) The mercy of Allah is vast.
So, let’s be soft-hearted and not be hard-hearted.