Does Allah get angry with His servants?

Details of the Question

- Sometimes, I feel that all of my worship is useless. Then, I ask myself “Did Allah get angry with me?” How can we determine whether Allah is angry with us or not?

- How should it be understood if Allah is angry with us?

The Answer

Dear Brother / Sister,

- Being angry is the opposite of being pleased.

The way of determining whether Allah is pleased with us or not is evaluating how much we obey His rules and orders. For, Allah becomes pleased when the deeds which He orders are done and he becomes angry when the deeds which he forbids are not done.

We have no other criterion. For, Allah does not judge anyone based on his/her name or surname; He judges people based on their deeds and their good or bad thoughts.

For example, Allah does not tolerate when a good person drinks alcohol but he accepts the prayer of a person who sins openly. The principle of “all or none” does not exist in divine evaluation.

This is expressed in the best way as follows:

Verily the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things). (al-Hujurat, 49/13)

- A believer is always between fear and hope as the Quran orders. For, according to the Quran giving up hope of Allah's Soothing Mercy (Yusuf, 12/87) and feeling secure of Allah’s wrath (al-A'raf, 7/99)  are non-Islamic thoughts.  Allah's consent represents His mercy and His anger represents His wrath.

- As it is understood from these explanations, no one knows whether they deserve Heaven or Hell. And no one knows whether Allah is pleased or angry with them. This situation is the necessity of the mystery of testing.

- So, a person’s thinking that Allah is pleased or angry with them is actually the delusion of devil and trick of his soul.

It is a definite fact that on the Day Judgment, Allah will weigh the good deeds and bad deeds and He will forgive a person whose good deeds are heavier even if one percent. (al-Qaria, 101/6-11)

Acting upon the fact, “The superiority of the things that Allah regards valuable causes a person to enter Heaven”, some scholars state the following:

“If you would like to learn your position in Allah’s eye, look at the position of Allah in your eye! ”

Our respect to Allah may be a sign of His mercy to us. The opposite is also valid. To respect and obey Allah’s orders and prohibitions is a sign of Allah’s consent with us.

- We should not compare Allah’s being pleased or angry with those of humans. We have to remember that sins and disobedience cause Allah to be angry and Good deeds and obedience cause Allah to show mercy to us.

In other words, oleander (Tree of Hell) of Hell is hidden behind every sin and disobedience. Th seed of the tree of Heaven (Tuba) is hidden behind every good deed and obedience.

You can analyze the issue based on this statement.

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