God definitely loves us
[The holy Quran 20:115] We tested Adam in the past, but he forgot, and we found him indecisive.
[20:116] Recall that we said to the angels, “Fall prostrate before Adam.” They fell prostrate, except Satan; he refused.
[20:117] We then said, “O Adam, this is an enemy of you and your wife. Do not let him evict you from Paradise, lest you become miserable.
[20:118] “You are guaranteed never to hunger therein, nor go unsheltered.
[20:119] “Nor will you thirst therein, nor suffer from any heat.”
[20:120] But the devil whispered to him, saying, “O Adam, let me show you the tree of eternity and unending kingship.”
[20:121] They ate from it, whereupon their bodies became visible to them, and they tried to cover themselves with the leaves of Paradise. Adam thus disobeyed his Lord, and fell.
[20:122] Subsequently, his Lord chose him, redeemed him, and guided him.
We human being must be always very grateful to Allah, almighty. God created us and honored us even above angels. What more we could expect! So we must have some minimum responsibilities to maintain this great honor and position. God commanded all angels and the father of Jinn (Satan) to fall prostrate before our father, Adam.
This is huge significant as we all are just children of Adam. God also allowed Adam and his wife to live in paradise. But how did our father Adam follow a simple command of God?! He made a big crime to disobey God’s commands. He was enticed by devil despite God clearly showed him that devil is his enemy.
Even though, subsequently God chose him, redeemed him, and guided him[20:122]. As we all are children of Adam, we could expect similar amount of mercy from God. So, what our father Adam did to get God’s mercy even though he made a horrendous mistake before? He simply implored God to seek His forgiveness and mercy and he was never insistent on his first crime.
[The Quran 7:23] They (Adam and his wife) said, “Our Lord, we have wronged our souls, and unless You forgive us and have mercy on us, we will be losers.”
God is very loving and merciful to us, no doubt.
[The Quran 3:135] If they fall in sin or wrong their souls, they remember GOD and ask forgiveness for their sins – and who forgives the sins except GOD – and they do not persist in sins, knowingly.
[4:110] Anyone who commits evil, or wrongs his soul, then implores GOD for forgiveness, will find GOD Forgiving, Most Merciful.
[16:18] If you count GOD’s blessings, you cannot possibly encompass them. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
God’s Infinite Mercy
[39:53] Proclaim: “O My servants who exceeded the limits, never despair of GOD’s mercy. For GOD forgives all sins. He is the Forgiver, Most Merciful.”
It is a huge good news for all of us. God is, without doubt, very much loving and merciful towards us. That is why God is the most merciful.
Dr. Md. Anisur Rahman