The importance and rewards of being Merciful
Mercy has a lot of importance in Islam. This importance can be analyzed be the chapters of Quran E Hakeem. All the chapters accept one start with the “Bismillahi ar-Rahman ar-Rahim” in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Allah is most merciful. Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) said that:-
"When Allah completed the creation, He wrote in His book which is with Him on His throne, "My mercy has overcome My anger."
In another Hadith which is reported by Bukhari and Muslim Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) said that:-
"When Allah created the heavens and the earth, he created one hundred mercies, each one can cover what is between the earth and the heaven. He allocated to the earth only one, with which the mother is compassionate with her child; the beast and the bird are compassionate with their babies. When the Day of Judgment comes, Allah will complete His mercy."
Allah is most merciful and more forgiving. Allah says to us to be merciful with others on earth. It is said by Holy Prophet (PBUH) that:-
“The merciful are shown mercy by the All-Merciful. Show mercy to those on earth, and He who is in heaven will show mercy unto you”
Mercy of Holy Prophet (PBUH)
Holy Prophet (PBUH) was merciful to all the creations. About the mercy of Prophet Allah has said in Quran E Hakeem in Surah E Taouba that:-
“Now hath come to you an Apostle from amongst yourselves: it grieves him that ye should perish: ardently anxious is he over you: to the believers is he most kind and merciful”.
He is the best role model for human kind. He was a mercy to the world. It is said in Quran E Hakeem that:-
“And, We have not sent you (O Muhammad) but as a mercy to the worlds”.
Once holy Prophet (PBUH) kissed Hazrat Hassan Bin Ali and Al Aqra Bin Haabis was in his presence. He (RA) said that:-
"You kiss your children. I swear by Allaah, I have ten children and I never kissed any one of them!"
In reply of this Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) said that:-
"He who does not show mercy (to others) will not be shown mercy (by Allaah)."
Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) showed mercy toward animals and all other creatures.
“Once our Prophet saw that one of his Companions, May Allaah be pleased with him, grabbed the chick of a lark, and it began screeching over the heads of the Companions. So he said: "Who bereaved this (lark) of her child? Return her children back to her!"
Be merciful with others
We should be merciful with others. We have the expectation of mercy from Allah Almighty. Islam is the religion of mercy and blessing. We should treat with all the humans and all the creatures with mercy. We should treat animals with mercy and kindness. May Allah Show us the right way. (Amen)