Friday, May 18, 2012

Mercy is of 2 Types

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Shaikh Ibn Baaz رحمه الله said:

“Mercy (الرحمة) is of two types: Mercy which is one of the attributes of Allaah سبحانه وتعالى like all the other attributes which are to be affirmed for Allaah تعالى without Tahreef (changing the meaning), and without Ta`teel (rejecting), and without Takayyif (describing them), and without Tamtheel (likening them to the creation).

And the second type: Mercy which is created, Allaah تعالى has sent down only one part of this mercy, by which the creation are merciful to each other. And He تعالى has kept with Him the remaining ninety-nine parts of mercy, by which He تعالى will treat His servants on the Day of Ressurection.” [1]

 الفوائد الجلية من دروس الشيخ ابن باز العلمية (ص 12)

[1] The Shaikh is referring to some of the following Ahaadeeth:

Narrated Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه: I heard Allaah’s Apostle صلى الله عليه وسلم saying: “Verily Allaah created Mercy. The day He created it, He made it into one hundred parts. He withheld with Him ninety-nine parts, and sent its one part to all His creatures. Had the non-believer known of all the Mercy which is in the Hands of Allaah, he would not lose hope of entering Paradise, and had the believer known of all the punishment which is present with Allaah, he would not consider himself safe from the Hell-Fire.” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (6469)]

Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه reported Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم as saying: “There are one hundred (parts of) mercy for Allaah and He has sent down out of these one part of mercy upon the jinn and human beings and the insects and it is because of this (one part) that they love one another, show kindness to one another and even the beast treats its young one with affection, and Allaah has reserved ninety nine parts of mercy with which He would treat His servants on the Day of Resurrection.” [Saheeh Muslim (6631)]

Narrated Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه: I heard Allaah’s Apostle صلى الله عليه وسلم saying: “Allaah divided Mercy into one-hundred parts and He kept its ninety-nine parts with Him and sent down its one part on the earth, and because of that, it’s one single part, His creations are Merciful to each other, so that even the mare lifts up its hoofs away from its baby animal, lest it should trample on it.” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (6000) and Saheeh Muslim (6629)]

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