On the authority of Anas (may Allah be pleased with him), who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say: “Allah the Almighty said: O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it.” It was related by at-Tirmidhi (also by Ahmad ibn Hanbal). Its chain of authorities is sound.
By the age of 34, Priestley was a well-established and respected member of Britain’s scientific community. He was still paying a price for his religious nonconformity, however. When the explorer Captain James Cook was preparing for his second voyage, Priestley…
“This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being”. Isaac Newton
عَنْ أَبِى هُرَيْرَةَ – رضى الله عنه -؛ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ – صلى الله عليه وسلم:«قَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ: يُؤْذِينِى ابْنُ آدَمَ؛ يَسُبُّ الدَّهْرَ، وَأَنَا الدَّهْرُ، بِيَدِى الأَمْرُ، أُقَلِّبُ اللَّيْلَ وَالنَّهَارَ». البخاري
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said (which means): Allah said: Sons of Adam inveigh against [the vicissitudes of] Time, and I am -The creator of incidents that happen in the- Time, in My hand is the night and the day”(Bukhari & Muslim). Comments: As the Almighty God is the Ordainer of all things – based on His absolute wisdom, Fairness, Mercy and all attributes- and when people inveigh against misfortunes that are part of Time is tantamount to inveighing against Him.
“And your Lord inspired the female bees to take (build) its houses (hives) on mountains, trees, and in (people’s) gardens Then (you female bee) eat from all the fruits and (you female bee) follow the ways of your Lord laid down (for you). There emerges from their bellies a drink, varying in colors, in which there is healing (cure) for people. In that, (there) is a sign for a people who give thought” (Al-Na’hl, 16: 68-69).
And when they commit an immorality, they say, “We found our fathers doing it, and Allah has ordered us to do it.” Say, “Indeed, Allah does not order immorality. Do you say about Allah that which you do not know?”(Al-Quran: 7/28)
The Prophet ﷺ said (in the meaning), “Whenever a Muslim supplicates Allah, He grants his supplication or avert a harm from him of equal proportions, as long as he does not supplicate for something sinful or something that would cut off the ties of kinship.” Thereupon someone said: Then we shall supplicate plenty. The Prophet ﷺ said: Allah is more plentiful in responding.” [at-Tirmidhi, Al–Hakim’s version adds: “…Or lays up an equivalent reward for him.”].