Welcome to Amazed by the Quran, a series in which I love sharing with you things I find amazing about the Quran.
Today a small phrase in the Quran that is so beautiful and so commonly overlooked.
No doubt it is in fact Allah loves those who repent over and over again.
Just a little bit of perspective, you know, somebody could have done me really bad, they said things that really hurt my feelings and I can’t get it out of my head.
Every time I see that, I’m reminded of the thing that they said. It’s going to take a while before that sucks, scars healed.
Maybe once it gets healed, it’s possible for me to befriend this person again or at least be civil with this person again.
Maybe it very hard for me to even sit in the same room with that person but now I got myself to be able to do that, I can actually communicate with this person or be in their presence again… but to ask me to love them, that’s really hard.
Ok fine, maybe in some crazy case, I can get myself to forget everything and find love for them again. Is it going to be the same love that I used to have before?
Probably not. But maybe some kind of love.
So now imagine that this person hurts me again, and then hurts me again, and then hurts me again, is it possible for me to forget loving this person? It’s not even possible for me to continuously forgive this person… to let though one scar hasn’t even healed, the next one is opened up, after the next one is opened up… I can’t keep doing this. It’s impossible for me.
And now put this in perspective: We do wrong by Allah. He asks us to do something that’s actually in our own favor, but we neglect Him, we disobey Him, we disregard Him and we don’t do it once. We do it over and over, and over again.
And yet Allah, so massive in His love, so incredibly infinite in His mercy. He doesn’t just say:
“No doubt Allah forgives people who repent”
By the way, why do you repent over and over again? Because you messed up over and over again. People who messed up over and over again, Allah doesn’t say “he accepts their repentance” even though they keep coming back and repenting over and over again, he didn’t say that. He said “He loves those who repent over and over again.”
It is in fact Allah, He, loves people who keep repenting over and over again. No one else is capable of that. That’s only Allah.
May Allah make us of those who he loves and may Allah make us of people who genuinely make it to Him over and over again.