بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم
Assalamu Alaikum Everyone!
How are you doing? I hope you are having an amazing day wherever you are in the world! May Allah bless and shower you and all those you love with happiness and health.
There is no doubt that we are not perfect, and we often sin and make mistakes. However, one of the key characteristics that distinguishes a kafr (non-believer) from Muslims is the fact that true Muslims often repent when they sin or act in a wrongful way. In Islam, repentance is a form of worship and it is very beloved by Allah (SWT).
Non - believers consider sinning as a normal everyday thing, thus they do not feel the need to repent or distance themselves from sinning. As Muslims (the believers), we do not want to commit any sins, however, by nature, we sin temporarily by following our inner desires. But we always regret and return to Allah and ask for our Lord’s forgiveness. The beauty of it all is the fact that Allah is always ready to take us back.
Allah created us as very weak beings, we indulge in carelessness due to ignorance or unawareness. This is because we have a vicious enemy like Shaytan who is trying to drag us into rebellion and take us away from the true path. Thus, when we sin a black dot forms in our heart, and if we continue to sin without repenting, then that black dot only grows. But, if we ask for repentance then our heart is cleansed. This is what Ayah 14 of Sûrat l-Mutaffifin:
﴾كَلَّا ۖ بَلْ ۜ رَانَ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِهِم مَّا كَانُوا يَكْسِبُونَ﴿
It is our greatest blessing that our Allah (SW) is All-Merciful, All-Compassionate and Kind and Protective to His servants. So my dear sisters (and whoever else reading this) in Islam, do not rear yourself away from repentance even if the sin is committed time after another, because sincere repentance clears the heart of any sin.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, said: « The majority of the children of Adam would commit sins, and the lucky ones are the ones who repent from these sins after committing them. »
Allah (SWT) always gives us the opportunity to ask for forgiveness and repent for our mistakes and sins. Allah reveals in many verses of the Qur’an that He is “Forgiving,” “Merciful,” the “Protector” and “Compassionate.” In fact, some of Allah’s names are At-Tawwab (The One Who Accepts Repentance), Al-Ghaffar (All-Forgiving), and Ar-Rahman (All-Merciful). These names should automatically drive us to forgiveness and repentance.
So please take the chance today to ask for forgiveness, and may Allah, The All-Merciful, forgives all those who ask for it, Ameen.
My Muslimah Mind
02 / 29 / 2020 at 12:09 PM