Reward for crying out of fear for Allah?
I have committed many sins in my life and repent every day. Each time I repent I shed tears in fear of Allah, I remember seeing a Hadith about a person who cries will never enter Jahannam and when I am sitting there crying and wondering if Allah will forgive me, this hadith gives me a lot of assurance, could you please let me know if this hadith is authentic and also what other hadiths or ayahs are there regarding when a person weeps over their past and sins.
Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh
Thank you for your question.
May Allah bless you and all the believers with the best of forgiveness.
There are a number of authentic and reliable Prophetic reports that indicate Allah’s rewards and forgiveness for the one who sheds sincere tears in fear of Allah. Hence there is positive hope in your situation. Stay committed to good deeds and always strive for the obedience of Allah, In-sha Allah you will be forgiven and entered into paradise.
“One who weeps out of fear of Allah, will not enter hell.” (Tirmidhi)
“A person who remembered Allah while they are alone and their eyes overflowed with tears out of His fear will be shaded by Allah the day there will be no shade except His.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
And Allah knows best.
Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
Hadith of the Day Imam
Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
Since You’re Here… we have a small favour to ask.
In these extraordinary times, millions rely on HOTD for daily uplifting & inspiring content. Established since 2009 and with your kind support we’ve seen readers elevate their Imaan & strive for better on a daily basis. We’re committed to keeping our content freely available and open for all readers. Every contribution, however big or small, makes a difference and help us spread knowledge to millions daily
HOTD is something special, it’s a place where people can come to be inspired, to renew their faith, to learn and share knowledge, to fall in love with our faith and also our Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him and his family).
All content on HOTD is free. We believe what we do in this life builds for the next one and we work tirelessly with the aim to please Allah and inspire the global Muslim community as
well as providing information and inspiration for anyone interested in Islam. We simply cannot do this without your support and your support helps us continue our services.
If there were ever a time to join us, it is now. You can support HOTD and help sustain our future. Support Hadith of the Day and make a one-off donation or give regularly from as little as £10 a month Jazak’Allah Khayr – whatever you donate will come back to benefit you Insha’Allah as whatever is spent in the way of Allah is an investment in the future and the next life. Thank you.