Sunday, September 28, 2008

Tauba

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


 

Allah loves a believer who seeks forgiveness by asking for Tauba and Istaghfar. Tauba is among the most praiseworthy acts of virtue for the believers.

Allah is more pleased with the repentance of His servants than a person who found his lost camel in a waterless desert. In fact, Allah loves to see the believer repent more than He hates to see him sin. The Prophet said “If you were not to commit sins, Allah would have swept you out of existence and would have replaced you by another people who have committed sin, and then asked forgiveness from Allah.”

Allah says: “My mercy predominates my wrath..” Allah accepts the repentance of a believer for as long as he is not at the point of death. He (or she) who repents of a sin is like him who has committed no sin. Indeed Allah loves a believing servant who sins and then realizes his mistake and greatly repents with a true heart and seeks His forgiveness, mercy, and intends with a true heart to never repeat the sin.

When a believer commits a sin and seeks Tauba, Allah becomes so happy and says: "My servant committed a sin and then he came to realize that he has a Lord who holds the sinner responsible and accountable, and also that He has a Lord who forgives the sins if asked for forgiveness: So let him be forgiven"

Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, says: I live in the thought of My servant and I am with him when he remembers Me. When he draws near Me by the span of his hand, I draw near him by the length of a cubit, and when he draws near Me by the length of a cubit I draw near him by the length of a fathom and when he draws near Me walking I draw close to him hurriedly.

Believers are on a path of continual improvement.. People do make mistakes, but believers analyze their mistakes and take positive actions to correct them. This examination is critical for creating purity in every action. In this way, believers develop a lifestyle which is firmly grounded in the principles of faith, and as loved by Allah and His Prophet. All the sons of Adam are sinners, but the best of sinners are those who repent.

Dua: Oh Allah, let us become better Muslims by repenting for our sins, major and minor, intentionally or unintentionally, openly or secretly, and accept our repentance, and save us from repeating our sins. Aameen.


P.S. Pass it on to friends, family, neighbors, Muslims and Non Muslims alike.

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