Hoping for the Best without Doing your Best?

Are you hoping for the best without doing your best? What does it mean to truly believe in Allah’s mercy? 

Sh. Yahya Ibrahim warns about a major sin many of us often fall into; hoping for His mercy without taking any steps towards change.

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This doesn’t work. We are accountable to Allah (swt). You can’t say that you hope in Allah’s (swt) mercy, but not try to make any effort to change. 

Allah tells us He is the most forgiving but also the one who has the most severe punishment.  We must ask Allah for forgiveness and try to change our life. There has to be a commitment that goes beyond hope.