Upon the authority of Ibn Abbaas (radiallahu anhu) who said: “The rainbow is a safeguard for the inhabitants of the earth that they will not be drowned (as a form of destruction as in the time of Nooh). And the Milky Way is the door of the heavens; and the splitting of the heavens will begin from it (i.e on the Day of Judgement).”

(Collected by al-Bukhari in his Adaab al-Mufrad 767/590 – Graded Saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani)


Yahya Ibn Mu’adh

In my view, the worst kind of delusion is to greatly sin, yet hope for forgiveness without feeling any regret; and to hope to draw close to Allāh without obedience to Him; and to await the fruits of paradise, by planting the seeds for hellfire; and to seek the abode of the obedient ones, by doing acts of disobedience; and to expect a reward, without doing any worthy action; and to hope in Allāh after overstepping the bounds.
You hope for salvation but do not tread its path.
A ship never sails upon dry land.”
Yayhā b. Mu’adh, Rawdatul-Uqalā, Page: 284.

Allah understands our Supplication 

It is truly encouraging to know that the door to repentance is always open, but what is more, Allah is actually happy when one of His slaves repents. It is important to note here that the keys to repentance are that a sinner must desert from his sin, feel regret for having perpetrated it, and then make a firm resolve not to return to it. Who among us does not sin? And who among us does all that is required of him in the religion? It is an undeniable fact that we all have shortcomings; what distinguishes some of us from the others, what raises some of us above the others, is that the successful ones among us are those who repent their sins and ask Allah to forgive them. Sadly, some people are guilty of thinking in this manner: “Those I see around me perpetrate minor sins, while I am guilty of perpetrating major sins, so what is the use of repenting?!” True, such a person does well by finding fault with his own self, yet he makes a grave, ruinous error when he loses hope, when he underestimates Allah’s Forgiveness and Mercy. To be sure, the door of repentance is open both to the perpetrator of minor sins and to the perpetrator of major sins.