When you finally accept in your mind that fearing Allah’s punishment and also being hopeful for the forgiveness of all of our sins is the balance we aim for, a believer’s life will be productively boosted. Ultimately increasing the fear of Allah in his heart.
Our Lord is the most merciful, He forgives even if a believer only thinks in his mind, embarrassed after committing a sin, repenting on his lack of control over himself, that he has crossed the boundaries set by Allah, gaining his displeasure. Only on one’s thought of repentance, our merciful Allah opens His doors of mercy and forgiveness, allowing the believer to be forgiven, blessing him with maghfirah.
“Allah is the name without attributes. Allah reveals Himself through His attributes, and Ar-Rehman is the single most important attribute of Allah. What He is letting us know is that the essential nature of God is merciful, it’s not majestic. He is majestic and beautiful, but the quality He wants to reveal Himself to man is first and foremost is mercy. If you embrace that mercy, that’s what you get. If you reject that mercy, He reveals Himself with majesty. And that is why Allah SWT can be overwhelming, and He can be so overwhelming that people will reject Him.The Persian says “what does the ant know about the pattern on the Persian carpet. We’re like ants. All of us are like little significant ants in the big picture of the cosmos.”