Important points concerning Repentance that we must understand

From the preceding narrations we should derive an appreciation for the greatness of our religion and for the Mercy of Allaah (subhanahu wa taala), Who is the Most Merciful of the merciful ones. But still, as slaves of Allaah (subhanahu wa taala), we must do our part; we must take certain steps to deserve forgiveness from Allaah (subhanahu wa taala).

First, we must desist from sin for which we are guilty. Second, we must sincerely feel regret for having perpetrated that sin, and at the same time we must hasten to ask forgiveness from Allaah (subhanahu wa taala). Third, we must make a firm resolve never to return to that sin. Fourth, we must hasten to perform good deeds, for by permission of Allaah (subhanahu wa taala), it is always the case that good deeds atone for and remove evil deeds.

Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri (radiallaahu `anhu) narrated that he heard the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallaam) say:

“Indeed, Iblis (the Devil) said to his Lord ‘Azza wa Jall (the Possessor of might and majesty), ‘By Your Might and majesty, I will continue to tempt and misguide the children of Adam as long as they have souls in them.”

Allaah (subhanahu wa taala) said:

“Then by My Might and Majesty, I will continue to forgive them as long as they ask Me to forgive them.”¹

[Transcribed From: stories of Repentance, Page 85-86|Compiled by: Muhammad Abduh Mughawiri|Edited by: Abdul Ahad (Alig)|Darussalam 2005]
1. Al-Musnad (3/29)

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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2 Responses to Important points concerning Repentance that we must understand

  1. shanaaz says:

    Assalaamu alaikum
    MaashaAllah may Allah reward u tremendously for posting this its a great reminder to us all of the Greatness of Allah’s Mercy…and the ways ihn which to seek it… SubhanAllah :) i must say i really do enjoy reading ur post sister continue the great job ure doing and may Allah continue to guide us to the truth and to HIs Mercy ameen barak Allahui feek assalaamu alaikum

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