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Concept of showing mercy

  •  Do you know what Islam teaches about mercy
  • What are the importance of it in islam
  • What Prophet Muhammadﷺ teaches us about showing mercy

Let us know about that in the light of authentic teaching of Prophet Muhammadﷺ


Forbearance or  compassion  shown especially to an offender or to the  one subject to one’s power.

Importance of showing mercy-
Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-‘As that The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said:
Those who show mercy (on others ) will be shown mercy by the Most Merciful. Show mercy to those who are on earth ( all creatures) and the One Who is above the heaven (Almighty Allah ) will show mercy to you. (Hasan )
Sunan Abi Dawud 4941
In-book : Book 43, Hadith 169

As we know that we all need mercy from Almighty Allah side ,for it we should show mercy to all the living beings on the face of Earth, it will also cool down our hearts and give us relaxation

If we show mercy on our younger or weak people it will increase mutual love among us and our social environment will improving continuesly.

From whom mercy taken away

Narrated Abu Hurayrah(ra)

I heard Abu al Qasim (Saws ) who spoke the truth and whose word was verified say: Mercy is taken away only from him who is miserable.

Hasan (Al-Albani)
Sunan Abi Dawud 4942
In-book : Book 43, Hadith 170

Showing mercy

Hadith‏ ‏‏
Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-‘As:

The Prophet (saws ) said: Those who do not show mercy to our young ones and do not realise the right of (and respects ) our elders are not from us.

Sahih (Al-Albani)
Sunan Abi Dawud 4943
In-book : Book 43, Hadith 171