Will a person be held accountable for their inner thoughts?

Question 541: Will a person be called to account for their inner thoughts?

Answer: Allaah is Gracious and Merciful to His Servants. He, out of His Mercy, does not impose upon them what they cannot bear. No one will be called to account for their inner thoughts, based on the Hadeeth authentically reported on the authority of Aboo Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said… read more here.