Allah loves those who repent

Anas bin Malik (radi Allahu anhu) narrated that The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Verily, Allah is more delighted with the repentance of His slave than a person who lost his camel in a desert land and then finds it (unexpectedly)”

[Sahih al-Bukhari and Muslim]

In another version of Muslim, He (sal Allahu wa sallam) said: “Verily, Allah is more pleased with the repentance of His slave than a person who has his camel in a waterless desert carrying his provision of food and drink and it is lost. He, having lost all hopes (to get that back), lies down in shade and is disappointed about his camel; when all of a sudden he finds that camel standing before him. He takes hold of its reins and then out of boundless joy blurts out: ‘O Allah, You are my slave and I am Your Rubb’. He commits this mistake out of extreme joy”.


1.      This Hadith also deals with the inducement and merit of repentance and pardon for sins. Allah is highly pleased with repentance.

2.      One will not have to account for a mistake made without any purpose and intention.

3.      It is permissible to take an oath to stress on one’s pardon.

4.      One can quote an instance for the purpose of understanding and elaboration.

And Allah Knows Best!

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