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mercy

(mĕr′sē) [L. merces, reward]
In medicine, the compassionate provision of relief or mitigation of physical pain, mental suffering, or psychological distress.
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After the rope was adjusted round his neck he exclaimed in a firm and loud tone of voice 'Lord have mercy upon us.
Ci} [Quran 39:53] One of those who visited Mlik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy upon him, during the night in which he died, asked him, oeO Abu Abdullh, how do you find yourself?
Al-Bukhari, may Allah have mercy upon him, has reported that the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said: "Paradise has eight gates and one of them is Ar-Rayyaan through which none will enter but those who observe fasting." As-Suyooti, may Allah have mercy upon him, has reported that Al-Haarith Ibn Kalda, may Allah have mercy upon him, stated that: "Imposing abstinence from food" was the essence of medicine.
'Umar ibn 'Abd Al-'Aziz (may Allah have mercy upon him) said: "I do not want anything except what Allah The Almighty decrees." What confirms the importance of this satisfaction is that the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention), would ask Allah The Almighty to grant him satisfaction with His decree, and it is well-known that the Prophet, sallallaahu `alaihi wa sallam, only asked Allah The Almighty for the highest ranks.
Indeed, prayer has been decreed upon the believers a decree of specified times." [Qur'an 4:103] For 40 consecutive years, Sa'eed Ibn al-Musayyib, may Allah have mercy upon him, was to be found in the mosque before the Athaan (call to prayer) was made.
Do I not have any rights over you?' He replied: 'Indeed you do, but I was so overwhelmed that I did not realise that the night had finished.' She asked: 'What was it that preoccupied your mind all night long?' He replied: 'I was thinking about the pleasures of Paradise and its description until I heard the call for the Fajr prayer.'" Is'haaq ibn Ibraheem At-Tabari, may Allah have mercy upon him, said: "I never saw anyone fearing for himself the punishment (of the Hereafter) or having the hope of being amongst those who would be rewarded more than al-Fudhayl, may Allah have mercy upon him.
Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allah have mercy upon him, said: "Hoping for the reward of Allah is one of the most supreme and honourable ranks of one who pursues the right path.
For example, upon seeing Wakee' ibn Al-Jarraah, may Allah have mercy upon him, people used to say: "This is an angel!" Likewise, every time they encountered Muhammad ibn Seereen, may Allah have mercy upon him, they used to glorify Allah The Almighty because of the light [of piety] on his face.
Daawood At-Taa'i, may Allah have mercy upon him, said: "The days and the nights are but stages that people go through one at a time, until they eventually come to the end of their journey.