Do you know the one thing that makes Allah (SWT) extremely happy?
What do you think this is?
It’s true that Allah(SWT) loves these actions, but they are not the thing that makes Allah (SWT) extremely happy.
By Allah, it’s an amazing reflection for this one thing is none other than your REPENTANCE. Have you heard the beautiful hadith:
“Verily, Allah is more pleased with the repentance of His slave than a person who has his camel in a waterless desert carrying his provision of food and drink and it is lost.
He, having lost all hopes (to get that back), lies down in shade and is disappointed about his camel; when all of a sudden he finds that camel standing before him.
He takes hold of its reins and then out of boundless joy blurts out: ‘O Allah, You are my slave and I am Your Rubb’.He commits this mistake out of extreme joy.”
[Riyadh as-Saliheen, Muslim]
The author of Riyadh as-Saliheen, Imam An-Nawawi, raḥimahullāh explains that a man was in a desert alone, with no water, food, or people…and he lost his camel. He searches and searches in desperation for his only lifeline, but he fails to find anything. Out of extreme tiredness and worry, he lays down under a tree, awaiting death! He lost hope in finding his camel and lost hope in life, for his food and drink were on the lost camel. In this state of grief and despair he falls asleep.
On waking in this state of hopelessness, he is amazed to find his camel right in front of him, its reins attached to the same tree he slept beneath.
What is comparable to such happiness? No one can truly relate to such joy except one who was in the same situation. Indeed, it is great joy; joy of life after death. For this reason he took hold of its reins and cried, “’O Allah, You are my slave and I am Your Rabb!’” He wanted to praise Allah saying: ‘O Allah, You are my Lord and I am Your Slave’, but due to his extreme joy, he made a mistakenly switched it around.
Allah(SWT) relates this story to tell us that He (SWT) is even happier when you REPENT than this man who is granted a second chance at life after complete desperation.
The Prophet (SAW) repented and sought forgiveness from Allah(SWT) more than 100 times a day. So beg Allah(SWT) for forgiveness and turn to Him sincerely now! Know that the one who turns to Allah(SWT), Allah(SWT) turn to him.
Read and listen to how the Messenger of Allah(SWT) sought forgiveness every day here.