Source of Tranquillity And Removal of Fear- [Neither a Loss In One’s Good Deeds Nor An Increase In Punishment]
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Allaah [The Exalted] informed us that the Jinn said:
وَأَنَّا لَمَّا سَمِعۡنَا ٱلۡهُدَىٰٓ ءَامَنَّا بِهِۦۖ فَمَن يُؤۡمِنۢ بِرَبِّهِۦ فَلَا يَخَافُ بَخۡسً۬ا وَلَا رَهَقً۬ا
And indeed when we heard the Guidance, we believed therein (Islamic Monotheism), and whosoever believes in his Lord shall have no fear, either of a decrease in the reward of his good deeds or an increase in punishment for his sins. [Surah Al-Jinn. Aayah 13]
[وَأَنَّا لَمَّا سَمِعۡنَا ٱلۡهُدَىٰٓ – And indeed when we heard the Guidance]- meaning, the noble Qur’aan, the guide to the straight path. We knew its Hidaayah [ guidance to sound knowledge and steadfastness upon it], its Irshaad [guidance towards upright deeds and steadfastness upon that] and it had an effect on our hearts, so we believed in it. [Ref 1] We affirmed that the Qur’aan is from Allaah and did not deny it like the disbelievers amongst the human beings [Ref 2]. We believed in it without hesitation or doubt [Ref 3]. Then they stated that which a believer desires: [فَمَن يُؤۡمِنۢ بِرَبِّهِۦ – And whosoever believes in his Lord] – meaning, truthfully; [فَلَا يَخَافُ بَخۡسً۬ا وَلَا رَهَقً۬ا – shall have no fear, either of a decrease in the reward of his good deeds or an increase in punishment for his sins].
Ref 1: Tafseer As-Sadi by Imaam As-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah)]
[Ref 2: Fat-hul Qadeer by Imaam ash-Shawkaanee. 5/406]
[Ref 3: Roohul Ma’aanee by Imaam Al-Aloosee (rahimahullaah) 16/153