Message of Thaqalayn

A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Studies

Understanding God's Mercy, Part III

Part II of this series offered a description of the implications of Allah’s attributes, such as al-Rahmān and al-Rahim, as well as His coexisting attributes of mercy and power with a connection to Allah’s objective in His creation.  In this part, attributes such as His generosity, forgiveness, and kindness are described with further descriptions of His mercy connected to His knowledge and richness.  Divine mercy is All-embracing as Allah has made mercy incumbent upon Himself; this mercy cannot be prevented by any source and can save people from divine punishment. Allah greatly emphasizes on His mercy for no other reason than to qualify ourselves to receive more of it and eventually become His vicegerents. 


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