This morning I was thinking how merciful and generous Allah (God) is:
- For every good deed you do, Allah will multiply it by 10 or more.
- For every bad deed you do. It equals one bad deed.
- If your intention is to commit a bad deed and you do not act on it, you get a reward of one good deed
- If your intention is to commit a good deed, and you don’t – you still get reward of doing the good deed
Abdullah Ibn-e-Abbas (RA) quotes Prophet (PBUH), who said that verily Allah (SWT) has pre-destined good deeds and bad. A person who intended to do a good deed, and didn’t do it, Allah (SWT) will write one good deed in his record, and if he actually did it, then Allah (SWT) will add 10 good deeds. That too is not the limit. The number may reach 700 and beyond subject of Allah’s will. And if a person intended to commit a bad deed, but didn’t do it, Allah (SWT) will add one good deed to his record [for refraining from doing it], and if he did commit it, then only one sin will be added to his history sheet. [Bukhari & Muslim]
How awesome does that sound 🙂 Never lose hope in the Mercy of God. No matter what you have done… come back, believe and be righteous.