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Hadith on Deeds: Reconciliation and Divine Pardon

📖Sahih Muslim 2565 c
Abu Huraira reported it as a marfu’ hadith (and the words are): The deeds are presented on every Thursday and Monday and Allah, the Exalted and Glorious. grants pardon to every person who does not associate anything with Allah except the person in whose (heart) there is rancour against his brother. It would be said: Put both of them off until they are reconciled.

  • The mention of specific days in the hadith is symbolic, using familiar concepts of time to emphasize the importance of regularity and consistency in our spiritual journey. It serves as a reminder that our actions are continuously being presented before Allah, urging us to be mindful of our deeds and seek forgiveness on a consistent basis. While Allah is beyond the limitations of time and space, the mention of days helps believers grasp the idea of ongoing self-reflection and improvement. It highlights the need to prioritize righteous actions and seek reconciliation with others throughout our lives.

Additional Information 

It is important to understand that Allah, being the Creator of time, is not limited by it. He is not bound by the constraints of time and space. The mention of specific days in the hadith is for the benefit of human beings, as it serves as a reminder to take advantage of these designated times for acts of worship and seeking forgiveness. The Quran mentions several verses that indicate that Allah is not confined by time and is beyond our human understanding of it. Here are a few references:

  1. Surah Al-Hadid (57:3): “He is the First and the Last, the Ascendant and the Intimate, and He is, of all things, Knowing.” This verse highlights that Allah is the First and the Last, indicating His eternal existence, encompassing both the beginning and the end. It emphasizes that He is not limited by time.
  2. Surah Al-Baqarah (2:255): “Allah! There is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth.” This verse emphasizes that Allah is the Ever-Living, indicating His eternal existence, devoid of any limitations such as drowsiness or sleep. It further underscores His ownership and control over everything in the heavens and the earth.
  3. Surah Al-An’am (6:103) “No vision can grasp Him, but His grasp is over all vision. He is the Subtle, the Aware.” This verse emphasizes the incomprehensibility of Allah to human vision and perception. It conveys that Allah cannot be fully grasped or encompassed by our limited senses and understanding. This concept suggests that Allah is not confined or limited by time, as time itself is a construct within our human perception.

These verses, among others, highlight Allah’s timeless and eternal nature, emphasizing His transcendence over time and space. They serve as reminders of His unlimited power and knowledge.