عن عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه أنه قال : قدم على رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم بسبي ، فإذا امرأة من السبي تبتغي ، إذا وجدت صبيا في السبي ، أخذته فألصقته ببطنها وأرضعته ، فقال لنا رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : أترون هذه المرأة طارحة ولدها في النار ؟ ، قلنا : لا ، والله ! وهي تقدر على أن لا تطرحه، فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : لله أرحم بعباده من هذه بولدها
It was narrated that ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab (may ALLAH be pleased with him) said: “Some prisoners were brought to the Messenger of ALLAH (peace and blessings of ALLAH be upon him), and there was a woman among the prisoners who was searching (for her child). When she found her child she embraced him and put him to her breast. The Messenger of ALLAH (peace and blessings of ALLAH be upon him) said to us, ‘Do you think that this woman would throw her child in the fire?’ We said, ‘No, by ALLAH, not if she is able not to.’ The Messenger of ALLAH (peace and blessings of ALLAH be upon him) said, ‘ALLAH is more merciful to His slaves than this woman is to her child.’” (Agreed upon. Bukhari 5653; Muslim 6921)
Abu Hurairah may ALLAH be pleased with him reported: Messenger of ALLAH (peace and blessings of ALLAH be upon him) said, "ALLAH says: `I am just as My slave thinks of Me when he remembers Me.' By ALLAH! ALLAH is more pleased with the repentance of His slave than one of you who unexpectedly finds in the desert his lost camel. `He who comes closer to Me one span, I come closer to him a cubit; and he who comes closer to Me a cubit, I come closer to him a fathom; and if he comes to Me walking, I come to him running."(Bukhari and Muslim)
These two hadeeth should require little explanation. Reflection on them should indicate:
- ALLAH loves those who submit to him in Islam, obey him, and worship him sincerely
- ALLAH's loves the Muslims more then our own mothers
- ALLAH created is all as sinners, but he loves when his servants repent (to acknowledge the wrong done, to be ashamed of it, ask for forgiveness, and to strive to not repeat it) out of sincerity.
- The Muslims should be motivated to please ALLAH (by means of knowledge of what pleases Him)