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“So, As You Do Unto Others, So Shall You Be Done Unto Likewise…”‏ by Ibn Qayyim

 

“…And He, Glorified and Most High, is Merciful (Rahim) and loves those who are merciful (ar-Ruhama’) and He is Merciful to His servants who are merciful. And He veils (the sins and mistakes) and loves the one who veils (the sins and mistakes) of His servants, and He is ‘Afuww (the One Who Pardons) and loves the one who pardons (his servants). He is Forgiving (Ghafur) and loves the one who forgives His servants, and He is Gentle and loves the gentle ones from amongst His servants, and He detests the rude (al-Fadh), impolite, obstinate (al-Qasi), merciless, and pompous.

 

He is Friendly and loves friendliness, and He is patient (Halim), and loves patience (hilm). He is Kind and loves piety (al-Birr) and its adherents. He is Just and loves justice, and He is the One Who accepts the excuses (from His servants when they make a mistake) and loves those who accept excuses from His servants. And (likewise) He recompenses His servant to the extent that these attributes are present or absent (within the servant).

 

So the one who pardons, He pardons him. And the one who forgives, He Forgives him. And the one who excuses, He excuses him. And the one who is just, He is Just towards him. And the one who befriends His servants, He will befriend him. And whoever is merciful to His creation, He is Merciful to him, and the one who does good for them, He will do good for Him. And whoever is generous towards them, He is Generous towards him, and whoever benefits them, He will benefit him. And the one who concealed (their sins), He will conceal (his sins), and the one who forgave (safaha) them, He will Forgive him.

 

And whoever pursues in finding their faults (‘awratahum), He will pursue his faults, and whoever disgraced them, He will disgrace him and expose him. And whoever prevented them from goodness, He will prevent His Goodness from him. And whoever causes them grief and sadness, Allah, the Most High, will cause him grief and sadness, and whoever plots (against them), He will plot against him, and whoever betrays them, He will betray him.

 

Whoever behaves with His servants with a (specific) quality, Allah, the Most High, will behave with him with that quality in this world and the Hereafter. For Allah, the Most High, deals with His servant to the same extent that the servant deals with His creation and that is why it is mentioned in the hadith:

  • “Whoever conceals the sins of a Muslim, Allah, the Most High, will conceal his sins in this world and the Hereafter. Whoever relieves a Mu’min from a burden from the burdens of this world, Allah, the Most High, will relieve him of distress from the distresses of the Day of Judgement. And whoever eases the situation of the one in straitened circumstances, Allah, the Most High, will ease for him his reckoning and whoever releases a Muslim from a contract he regrets, Allah will release him from his errors and whoever granted more time to the one in straitened circumstances due to his debt or unburdened him (of his debt), Allah, the Most High, will shade him under the Shade of His Throne.” 

[Muslim, at-Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud, and Ibn Majah]

 

In a hadith in at-Tirmidhi and elsewhere the prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said one day in his sermon:

  • “O gathering of those who have believed with their tongues but Faith has not yet entered their hearts! Do not harm the Muslims, and do not concern yourselves with their mistakes, for indeed he who concerns himself with the mistakes of his (Muslim) brother, Allah will concern Himself with his mistakes, and the one whose mistakes Allah is concerned with, He will disgrace him even if it is in the safety of his own home.” 

[Sahih at-Tirmidhi wal-Mishkah: 5044]

 

So, as you do unto others, so shall you be done unto (likewise). And be however you wish, for indeed Allah, the Most High, will behave with you how you behave with His servants.”

[Taken from al-Imam Ibn al-Qayyim’s “al-Wabil as-Sayyib” page: 54-55]

 

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  1. Adams Omar
    July 18, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Jazzakumullah khairan ——————————

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