THE SINNERS FEAR OF ALLAH SAVED HIM!- Mufti Z Bayat
Sins are being committed brazenly in today's world.
If a Muslim sins, but realises he is wrong, and is afraid of Allah's
punishment overtaking him at anytime, there is still hope for him to
change and repent.
There is also hope for his salvation in the Hereafter if he has fear in
his heart. Reflect on the incident below:
Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "A man sinned greatly
against himself, and when death came to him he charged his sons, saying:
When I have died, burn me, then crush me and scatter [my ashes] into the
sea, for, by Allah, if my Lord takes possession of me, He will punish me
in a manner in which He has punished no one [else]. So they did that to
him. Then He said to the earth: Produce what you have taken-and there he
was! And He said to him: What induced you to do what you did? He said:
Being afraid of You, O my Lord! and because of that He forgave him."
[Muslim, Bukhari, Nasai and Ibn- Majah]
Dear Friends, let us make a habit of saying: "O Allah! please forgive
me!" every now and again. Perhaps, this will be the means of salvation.