After converting to Islam, the person will be
rewarded for his or her good and bad deeds according to the following saying of
the Prophet Muhammad :
Lord, Who is blessed and exalted, is most merciful. If someone intends to
do a good deed but does not do it, a good deed will be recorded for him.
And if he does do it, (a reward of) ten to seven hundred or many more times (the
reward of the good deed), will be recorded for him. And if someone intends
to do a bad deed but does not do it, a good deed will be recorded for him.
And if he does do it, a bad deed will be recorded against him or God will wipe
(1) Narrated in Saheeh Muslim, #121, and Mosnad Ahmad, #17357.
(2) Narrated in Mosnad
Ahmad, #2515, and Saheeh Muslim, #131.