There was a man whose name was Muhammad. He would not offer his Ṣalāĥ all year round, but in the blessed month of Ramadan he used to wear clean and pure clothes and offer all five daily Ṣalāĥ. He would also make up for his missed Ṣalāĥ. People asked him as to why he does so, he replied, ‘This is a month of mercy, blessings, repentance and forgiveness, maybe because of this, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ forgives me.’ After his demise, someone saw him in a dream and asked: مَافَعَلَ اللہُ بِکَ؟ How has Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ treated you?’ He replied, ‘Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has forgiven me for honouring the blessed month of Ramadan.’ (Durra-tun-Nāṣiḥīn, pp. 8)
May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy on him and forgive us without accountability for his sake!
Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ is Carefree
Dear Islamic brothers! Did you see how immensely Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ is merciful to those who honor the month of Ramadan (by worshiping and avoiding sins), and how He عَزَّوَجَلَّ forgave the man who disobeyed Him throughout the year but worshiped Him only in Ramadan. It is important that no one should misunderstand this parable. No one should be under the impression that (Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ forbid) it is now allowed to miss Ṣalāĥ throughout the year, and keep fast and offer Ṣalāĥ only in Ramadan and then walk straight into the Heaven.
Dear Islamic brothers! Forgiveness and punishment all depend upon the will of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. He عَزَّوَجَلَّ is Carefree. If He عَزَّوَجَلَّ wants He can be pleased with a Muslim for the smallest of virtues due to His mercy; and if He عَزَّوَجَلَّ wants He can punish anyone despite great virtuous deeds, for the smallest of sins, due to His justice. It is stated in Sūraĥ Baqaraĥ, verse 284:
He عَزَّوَجَلَّ forgives whoever He عَزَّوَجَلَّ wants and punishes whoever He عَزَّوَجَلَّ wants
[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)] (Part 3, Sūraĥ Baqaraĥ, verse 284)
Tū bay-ḥisāb bakhsh kay ĥayn bay-shumār jurm
Daytā ĥūn wāsiṭaĥ Tujĥay Shāĥ-e-Ḥijāz kā
Forgive me without accountability as I have countless sins
For the sake of Your Beloved Prophet ﷺ ) who is Ḥijāz king