Category: The Creed .

عن أبي موسى الأشعري رضي الله عنه مرفوعاً: «إن الله ليُمْلِي للظالم، فإذا أخذه لم يُفْلِتْهُ»، ثم قرأ: (وكذلك أخذ ربك إذا أخذ القرى وهي ظالمة إن أخذه أليم شديد).
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Abu Mūsa al-Ash‘ari (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) said: "Verily, Allah gives respite to the oppressor, but when He seizes him, He does not release him." Then he recited: {And thus is the seizure of your Lord when He seizes the cities while they are committing wrong. Indeed, His seizure is painful and severe.} [Sūrat Hūd: 102]
Sahih/Authentic. - [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Explanation

The Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) informs us that Allah gives time to the wrongdoer and lets him continue to do more wrong to himself, but when He finally seizes him, He will not release him until he has received his due punishment in full. The Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) then recited the verse: {And thus is the seizure of your Lord when He seizes the cities while they are committing wrong. Indeed, His seizure is painful and severe.} [Sūrat Hūd: 102]

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Benefits

  1. The wise do not feel safe of the plan of Allah when he wrongs others without suffering harm in return. Instead, he knows that Allah is dragging him into his own destruction, so he should hasten to pay the rights to their due recipients.
  2. 2) Allah Almighty drags the unjust into committing more sins so that their punishment will be multiplied.
  3. The best explanation of Hadīth or the Qur’an is the words of Allah and His Messenger (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him).
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