Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem
Seek forgiveness from the The Pardoner, The Most Forgiving, The Effacing and The Eliminator of Sins before it is too late……….. or do you feel secure in your situation.
And if Allaah were to punish men for that which they earned, He would not leave a moving (living) creature on the surface of the earth; but He gives them respite to an appointed term: and when their term comes, then verily, Allaah is Ever All-Seer of His slaves. 1
Al-Haleem is the One Who bestows favors, both outward and inward, lavishly to His creation despite their acts of disobedience and transgression. He is gentle upon those that disobey him and censures them so that perchance they may repent and give them respite so that they may become sorrowful. Despite all your sins and flaws He continually causes apparent and hidden bouties to graciously befall his ‘Abd so that they may realise the blessings they have been bestowed with and become of the grateful. Allaah grants you the time to acknowledge your mistakes and the opportunity to repent, to return back to Him time and time again and indeed all praise is due to Allaah and from Him proceeds all grace.
“And know that Allaah Knows what is in your minds, so fear Him. And know that Allaah is Oft-Forgiving, the Forbearing.” 2
Whoever frequently asks for forgiveness , Allaah would appoint for him relief from every worry, a way out from every difficulty and provision coming from unimagined sources. [1. Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah and Ahmad on the authority of ibn Abbas]
Al-Muzni who is Aboo lbraaheem Isma`eel ibn Yahya said: “I entered upon ash-Shaafi’ee (May Allaah be pleased with him) during his illness which resulted in his death, so I said to him: ‘What is your condition?’ He replied: “I am journeying from this world, and departing from my brothers, drinking from the cup of death, and upon Allaah – Exalted is His remembrance – arriving. And no! By Allaah, I do not know if my soul is traveling towards Paradise or the Fire!” Then he started to weep, and he said:
‘In You, the Creator, I raise my longing, And even if I am, O possessor of kindness and generosity, an evildoer, a criminal,
When my heart became constricted and my paths became narrow,
I took my hope in Your pardon and forgiveness as an opening and an escape,
My sins seemed very great to me but when I compared them to Your forgiveness,I found Your forgiveness to be greater,
You are and still remain the only One who can forgive sins,
You grant and forgive out of Your benevolence and generosity,
Perhaps the One who is the source of all goodness will forgive and overlook my mistakes,And will hide the sins and burden that I accumulated,
My sins seemed very great to me, so I turned (to You) in humility,
Were it not for my contentment in you, I wouldn’t, O my Lord, have seen any comfort at all,
So if You forgive me, You would have forgiven a sinner, A rebellious, oppressive tyrant still sinning,
So my crime is very great, past and present, But Your forgiveness that embraces Your servant is greater and higher,
So whomsoever holds fast to Allaah is truly saved from mankind, And whosever’s hopes are in Him, will be far removed from any regrets.’
It was said to al-Hasan al-Basree (one of the Taabi’een): Would not any one of us feel ashamed before his Lord to seek forgiveness from his sin, then go back to it, then seek forgiveness then go back to it?
He said: The Shaytaan would like you to feel that way; never give up seeking forgiveness.
The Prophet salallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam said in the hadith recorded by At-Tirmithi and others:
The invocation of my brother Dhu-n-Nun, “None has the right to be worshipped save You;glory be to You, far removed are You from any imperfection; I have been amongst the wrong-doers,” none who is experiencing difficulty employs it except that Allaah SWT would relieve him of his difficulty.
The Dua of Yunus La ilaa ha illaa anta subhaanaka inni kuntu mina dhaalimeen
Shaykh Mahir Al-Muaiqely- Surah Al-Hajj (Verses 1 – 18). May Allaah preserve this shaykh, Aameen.
Subhaanaka ‘allaahumma wa bihamdika ashhadu alla ‘ilaha ‘illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk
(Glory is to You, O Allaah, and praise is to You. I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but You. I seek Your forgiveness and repent to You.)