You can sin for 20, 30, 40 years of more but as soon as you reach out to repent to Allah, He will forgive you. So if Allah won’t forgive you, who will?
Allah won’t forgive you! These are the words from Shaitan and not Allah. Allah says He will forgive all sins, so never give up hope!
Why did I say that don’t tell people, ‘I will meet you on the Day of Judgment’? Because that was one case that you had with one man. Now, come all the other cases that you have, another three and a half thousand cases that you have… When Allah looks at…
The Prophet’s exemplary character and his personal example left a deep impression on his companions. No one exemplified the gentleness and the generosity of the Prophet in life more than his closest companion, Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq.
Calm down. It’s a very big matter. Calm down and then see what they are saying. If they show a speck of remorse, you need to extend your hand, the hand of mercy. Yes, if there’s no remorse whatsoever, you might want to deal with it differently…
That’s a scary message, but there’s also a positive light that therefore the bar has been lowered so much, that everybody who puts in the effort, everybody who tries and attempts to have his sins forgiven will indeed have his sins forgiven. That is the beauty and the blessedness of this month.
Forgiveness leaves a telling tale in the hearts of believers as believing in God entails that God will forgive our wrongdoings, if we ask forgiveness. And God provides these special 10 days to go ahead and repent from our sins in order to be forgiven.
Naturally, when someone wrongs us, we may feel very angry and vengeful. We ask ourselves, “How could he do this to me?” We might decide never to talk to the person again, or to give him back what we got. These are all natural reactions, and Allah knows that we feel them.
There are three actions that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said do away with major sins. This is a hadith of Amr ibn Al-As, when he became Muslim: There are three things that do away with everything before them: entering into Islam, doing hajj, or migrating for the sake of Allah.
When we think of forgiveness we mostly think of Allah’s forgiveness and we forget how important it is that we also forgive. We need to remember both, because if we don’t forgive we do wrong in our relationship with Allah as well as in our relationships with each other.