Hadith on Mercy: I will find Muhammad forgiving and generous

Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas reported: On the day Mecca was liberated, the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, granted general amnesty to all of the people except for four men and two women. They were ‘Ikramah ibn Abi Jahl, Abdullah ibn Khatal, Maqis ibn Subabah, and Abdullah ibn Sa’d. As for ‘Ikramah, he fled to the sea and they were hit by a storm. The crew of the ship said, “Turn sincerely to Allah, for your gods can do nothing for you here!” ‘Ikramah said, “By Allah, if nothing can save me on the sea but sincerity to Allah, nothing can save me on land but Him! O Allah, I promise You that if You deliver me from my situation, I will go to Muhammad and put my hand in his hand and I will surely find him forgiving and generous!” Then, ‘Ikramah came and he accepted Islam.

Source: Sunan al-Nasā’ī 4067

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ سعد بن أبي وقاص قَالَ لَمَّا كَانَ يَوْمُ فَتْحِ مَكَّةَ أَمَّنَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ النَّاسَ إِلَّا أَرْبَعَةَ نَفَرٍ وَامْرَأَتَيْنِ عِكْرِمَةُ بْنُ أَبِي جَهْلٍ وَعَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ خَطَلٍ وَمَقِيسُ بْنُ صُبَابَةَ وَعَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ سَعْدِ بْنِ أَبِي السَّرْحِ وَأَمَّا عِكْرِمَةُ فَرَكِبَ الْبَحْرَ فَأَصَابَتْهُمْ عَاصِفٌ فَقَالَ أَصْحَابُ السَّفِينَةِ أَخْلِصُوا فَإِنَّ آلِهَتَكُمْ لَا تُغْنِي عَنْكُمْ شَيْئًا هَاهُنَا فَقَالَ عِكْرِمَةُ وَاللَّهِ لَئِنْ لَمْ يُنَجِّنِي مِنَ الْبَحْرِ إِلَّا الْإِخْلَاصُ لَا يُنَجِّينِي فِي الْبَرِّ غَيْرُهُ اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّ لَكَ عَلَيَّ عَهْدًا إِنْ أَنْتَ عَافَيْتَنِي مِمَّا أَنَا فِيهِ أَنْ آتِيَ مُحَمَّدًا صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ حَتَّى أَضَعَ يَدِي فِي يَدِهِ فَلَأَجِدَنَّهُ عَفُوًّا كَرِيمًا فَجَاءَ فَأَسْلَمَ

4067 سنن النسائي كتاب تحريم الدم الحكم في المرتد

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