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Allahs compassion and wrath

Question: We know that the kafrs [disbelievers] cannot earn any thawb no matter how many good deeds they may do. But if a disbeliever who has good deeds becomes a Muslim, do his or her former good deeds become valid, too? Secondly, if an atheist becomes a Muslim, is his or her repentance accepted?
An atheist is a kfir. And when a kfir converts to Islam, he or she gets the recompense for the good deeds he or she did before embracing Islam. As a matter of fact, when Hkim bin Hazam embraced Islam, he asked our Prophet what happened to his past good deeds. Our master the Prophet declared:
(You have become a Muslim with your former good deeds being valid.) [Bukhr]

The erstwhile good deeds of a disbeliever who has embraced Islam are not disregarded, and all of his or her sins are forgiven; moreover, they are changed into thawb. The Qurn al-karm purports:

(If disbelievers repent, believe in, and do righteous deeds, Allahu tal changes their evil deeds into good deeds [their sins into thawb]. Allah is very forgiving and very merciful.) [Srat-ul-Furqn, 70]

Just as the sins of disbelievers are replaced with thawb (when they become Muslims), so the sins of Muslims are replaced with thawb. Some related ahdth declare:
(The sins of those who remember Allah for His sake are changed into thawb.) [Imm-i Ahmad]

(If a person fasts for nine days in the month of Rajab, his sins are changed into thawb.) [Gunya]

(The one who makes repentance for his sins becomes as if he had not committed them at all.) [Ibni Mja]

Allah increases rewards
The recompense granted in return for good deeds, charities, and zakt which are done or given for the sake of Allah is, for a single deed, from ten times to seven hundred times as much, or even more than that, depending on the degree of ikhls the giver or doer has. The Holy Qurn purports:
(The state of a person who spends his property in the way of Allah is like a seed which sprouts seven ears, each bearing one hundred grains. Besides, Allah multiplies further for whomever He wishes.) [Srat-ul-Baqara, 261]

(Whoever does a single good deed, he is rewarded with a tenfold recompense for it. But an evil deed is requited only with an equal punishment. No one is treated unjustly.) [Srat-ul-Anm, 160]

(Allah does not do injustice in the least degree [He treats justly in imposing punishment for evil conduct]. He multiplies the thawb in return for an atoms weight of good deed and also gives an extra great reward.) [Srat-un-Nis, 40]

The following is stated in hadth-i sharfs:
(The thawb recorded for each good deed is from tenfold to seven hundredfold. However, each evil deed is recorded as one evil deed, but if Allah forgives it, it is not recorded at all.) [Bukhr, Muslim]

(If Allah wills, He makes a single good deed two million good deeds.) [Ibni Jarr]

(A person who performs jihd receives seven hundredfold thawb for his one good deed.) [Bazzar]

(The thawb recorded for the property spent on hajj is seven hundredfold.) [Bayhaq]

(Your Rabb is merciful. If a person intends to do a good deed but if he cannot do it, He records it for him as one thawb. If he does it, He records it for him as from tenfold to seven hundredfold, or even more than this. If a person intends to do an evil deed but if he does not do it, He records it for him as one thawb. If he carries it out, He records it as one sin. If Allah wishes, He forgives that person.) [Tabarn]

(The reward for the person who spends his property in the way of Allah is multiplied up to seven hundredfold. No one other than Allahu tal knows the thawb that will be given to a person who fasts.) [Bayhaq]

(The thawb for the aml performed within the first ten days of Zilhijja is recorded up to seven hundred times as much.) [Targhib]

(In virtue, one day [of the month] of Zilhijja equals one thousand days, but Arafa Day equals ten thousand days.)

(Whoever fasts on Arafa Day, the thawb recorded for him is twice as many as the number of people who have lived from dam alaihis-salm up to the time when the Sr will be blown.) [Riyd-un-nsihn]

Allahu tals compassion and favors are countless. He grants a mountain of thawb for an iota of good deed. Everything belongs to Him, so He bestows whatever He wishes upon whomever He wishes as much as He wishes.

He is with no place
Allahu tal is free from occupying spaces. None of the things which we can imagine is He, because He does not resemble anything. However, He uses metaphorical similes in hadth-i qudss so that humans can understand some transcendental matters easily. For example:
(O, the son of dam! If you stand up to come to Me, I, in turn, walk towards you. If you walk towards Me, I, in turn, run towards you.) [Imm-i Ahmad]

(I will be the eyes which see, the hears which hear, the hands which hold things, the feet which walk, and the tongue which talk, of My born servant whom I like. I will give him whatever He wants.) [Bayhaq]

(Whoever approaches Me by the length of a hand-span, I will approach him by a cubit. Whoever approaches Me by a cubit, I will approach him by the length of two outstretched arms. If anyone comes to Me walking, I will approach him running.) [Bukhr]

This means to say that Allahu tal looks for a means to forgive His born slaves and to grant them thawb amply. He bestows His endless Jannah upon whoever says the Kalima-i Shahdat once in a heartfelt manner, preserves it, and dies as a Muslim. If people who have said the Kalima-i Shahdat do not avoid harm acts and do not perform acts of worship, then it is very difficult for them to die with mn. The ones who have died without mn, in turn, are the dwellers of Jahannam endlessly. If they die with mn, they will enter Jannah after they suffer the punishment inflicted as the recompense for their sins, or (without entering Jahannam) they enter Jannah by attaining Allahs forgiveness. But it is necessary to obey Allahu tals commandments and prohibitions in order to succeed in dying with mn.

Believers must take a middle path; that is, they must not despair of Allahu tals mercy, but at the same time, they must not feel safe from His torment.

Date of Update
23 Eyll 2023 Cumartesi
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