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Ali Hammuda
01-26-2016, 03:35 PM
Ponder over these two separate Ayaat from the Qur'an..

In one Ayah, Allah says, إِنَّ رَبِّي رَحِيمٌ وَدُودٌ
"Surely, my Lord is Merciful and Loving" (Al-Qur'an)

In another Ayah, Allah says, وَهُوَ الْغَفُورُ الْوَدُودُ
"And He is the Most Forgiving, the Most Loving" (Al-Qur'an)

In one place, Allah links His love to His mercy and in another place, He links His love to His forgiveness.

Why is this?

One of us may forgive the wrongdoings of a person but struggle to love them afterwards. Similarly, we have mercy on a person after their wrongdoing, whilst not loving them.

As for Allah SWT, the matter is altogether different ..

Should we turn to Him in remorse after sin, not only will He forgive and not only will He show mercy, but He will love as well!

That is because Allah "loves those who repent" (Al-Qur'an)

(Imam Ibnul Qayyim)
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Eric H
01-26-2016, 07:06 PM
Greetings and peace be with you Ali Hammuda;

Ponder over these two separate Ayaat from the Qur'an..

In one Ayah, Allah says, إِنَّ رَبِّي رَحِيمٌ وَدُودٌ
"Surely, my Lord is Merciful and Loving" (Al-Qur'an)

In another Ayah, Allah says, وَهُوَ الْغَفُورُ الْوَدُودُ
"And He is the Most Forgiving, the Most Loving" (Al-Qur'an)

In one place, Allah links His love to His mercy and in another place, He links His love to His forgiveness.

Why is this?
should we strive to be the same.

In the spirit of praying to a merciful God

Eric
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