Ramadan: How does this hadith make you feel?

Assalaamu alaykum brothers n sisters,

It was narrated that ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab said: “Some prisoners were brought to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and there was a woman among the prisoners who was searching (for her child). When she found her child she embraced him and put him to her breast. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to us, ‘Do you think that this woman would throw her child in the fire?’ We said, ‘No, by Allaah, not if she is able not to.’ The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘Allaah is more merciful to His slaves than this woman is to her child.’”

Agreed upon. Al-Bukhaari, 5653; Muslim, 6912.

Do we deserve Allah's Love and Mercy? Are we obeying Him to the best of our ability and lead our lives according to His commands and His prescribed way or just follow some of His commands and leave the rest?

May Allah(swt) protect us all from hell fire, ameen.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Alhamdolillah, i try best of my ability to obey God. :)

  • 1 decade ago

    There is another hadith in the same context: There a mother deeps her hands into the fire

    to search her child; our beloved prophet (saw) gives orders to help the woman and tells his

    friends all the same:

    ''Allah is more merciful to His slaves than this woman is to her child.”

    Based upon that knowledge;some few scholars even claimed that hell had some symbolic

    meanings and men would all be forgiven.Such a large understanding is similar to that Christian

    code:''Once you accept Christ as the son of god then you will be saved-no matter what you did and will do-.

    For sure the knowledge in the hadith is true: Allah's rahmat is more than His gadhap.Yet

    Allah has the name , absolute just, and He is the one who keeps His promises so that fire

    is an unavoidable means of justness for many of Adam's sons and daughters.They will have

    deserved the fire without any tiny doubts.So it is fair and valuable to repeat the following:

    ''Long live fire for Ebu Cehils!..''

    And ameen to your final words sister...

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