A Hadith that made Al-Imaam Albany rahimahullah cry when speaking about the mercy found in this religion:

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مَسْعُودٍ، أَنَّ رَجُلاً، أَصَابَ مِنِ امْرَأَةٍ يَعْنِي مَا دُونَ الْفَاحِشَةِ فَلاَ أَدْرِي مَا بَلَغَ غَيْرَ أَنَّهُ دُونَ الزِّنَا فَأَتَى النَّبِيَّ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ فَذَكَرَ ذَلِكَ لَهُ فَأَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ سُبْحَانَهُ ‏{أَقِمِ الصَّلاَةَ طَرَفَىِ النَّهَارِ وَزُلَفًا مِنَ اللَّيْلِ إِنَّ الْحَسَنَاتِ يُذْهِبْنَ السَّيِّئَاتِ ذَلِكَ ذِكْرَى لِلذَّاكِرِينَ}‏ فَقَالَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَلِي هَذِهِ قَالَ ‏ “‏ لِمَنْ أَخَذَ بِهَا ‏”‏ ‏.‏

It was narrated from ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud that a man did something with a woman that was less than adultery; I do not know how far it went, but it was less than adultery. He went to the Prophet (ﷺ) and told him about that. Then Allah revealed the words:

“And perform the prayer, at the two ends of the day and in some hours of the night. Verily, the good deeds remove the evil deeds. That is a reminder for the mindful.”


He said: “O Messenger of Allah, is this only for me?” He said: “It is for everyone who acts upon it.”

Reported by al-Bukhaari and Muslim but the above is the wording of Ibn Maajah

Mentioned by

AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman
Abu Fajr