Hadith on Assumptions: Avoiding Judgment and Trusting in Allah’s Mercy

📖Sahih Muslim 2621
Jundub reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) stated that a person said: Allah would not forgive such and such (person). Thereupon Allah the Exalted and Glorious, said: Who is he who adjures about Me that I would not grant pardon to so and so; I have granted pardon to so and so and blotted out his deeds (who took an oath that I would not grant pardon to him).

  • The meaning of this hadith is to highlight the importance of avoiding making negative assumptions about others and being quick to judge them. It emphasizes that only Allah has the power to forgive sins and that no one should arrogate to themselves the right to declare that someone will not receive Allah’s forgiveness. This hadith also demonstrates Allah’s infinite mercy and forgiveness. It serves as a reminder that no matter how grave one’s sins may be, sincere repentance and seeking forgiveness from Allah can lead to one’s sins being forgiven and erased.