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Allah Asks This Question Every Night

Do we seek forgiveness of Allah?

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

Allah, the Exalted, will continue to stretch out His Hand in the night so that the sinners of the day may repent, and continue to stretch His Hand in the daytime so that the sinners of the night may repent, until the sun rises from the west”. (Muslim)

Allah Asks a Question

There is another authentic hadith where Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

Allah descends to the lowest heavens in the last third of the night and He asks: “Is there anyone repenting that I can accept their repentance? Is there anyone seeking forgiveness that I can forgive them? Anyone asking Me anything that I can give them?

Surely we should be seeking that forgiveness from Allah. Allah becomes very happy when we seek His forgiveness.

Turn to Him

And that’s why I say, everything with us is from the earth it shall be left onto the earth. You came into this world with nothing, you shall leave with nothing besides your deeds, that’s what you’re going to take with you.

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So if you would like the material items of this world, remember no matter how much you have amassed of this worldly life, it will only give you back two square meters for you to be buried. It won’t give you more than that.

The shroud that you have and the two square meters and you’re buried. That shroud is for respect, you’re human being, you need that little bit respect to honor you.

How much did you have? You could have had billions! It meant nothing. You’re going to leave everything behind.

About Dr. Mufti Menk
Dr. Mufti Ismail Menk is a leading global Islamic scholar born and raised in Zimbabwe. He studied Shariah in Madinah and holds a Doctorate of Social Guidance from Aldersgate University. Mufti Menk’s work has gained worldwide recognition and he has been named one of “The Top 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World” since 2010.