Hadith on Forgiveness: Allah’s descends in the Last Third of Night

📖Sahih Muslim 758 a
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: Our Lord, the Blessed and the Exalted, descends every night to the lowest heaven when one-third of the latter part of the night is left, and says: Who supplicates Me so that I may answer him? Who asks Me so that I may give to him? Who asks Me forgiveness so that I may forgive him?

  • It is important to note that the phrase “descends” does not imply physical movement, as Allah is not confined by time or space. Rather, it means that Allah manifests His mercy and kindness to His creation during this time. This hadith emphasizes the importance of making supplication (du’a), seeking forgiveness, and asking Allah for blessings during this time. The time of the night when Allah descends is considered a blessed time, and Muslims are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to connect with Allah through prayer and supplication. The phrase “Who supplicates Me so that I may answer him?” highlights the importance of supplication in Islam, as Allah promises to answer the prayers of those who call upon Him sincerely. It also emphasizes the accessibility of Allah, who is always ready to hear the prayers of His servants and grant their requests.

In summary, this hadith teaches us about Allah’s mercy and accessibility, and the importance of supplication and seeking forgiveness during the last third of the night. It serves as a reminder to Muslims to take advantage of this blessed time and turn to Allah in prayer and supplication.