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Repentance

Anas ibn Maalik reported that Rasoolullah said:

“All of Aadam’s descendants habitually err, but the best of them are the habitually repentant.”

(Tirmidhi, Ibn Maajah, ad-Daarimee, Ahmad)

Rasoolullah said:

‘The one who repents from sin is like the one who never sinned.’

(Ibn Maja 3240)

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Do not become so overwhelmed by your wrong action,
that it stops you thinking well of Allah.
Whoever has gnosis of his Lord,
finds that his wrong action is insignificant beside His generosity
– Hikam of Ibn Atallah

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Repentance, awareness of God, and uprightness are the foundations of all that is beneficial. Know that repentance is a key, God consciousness (taqwa) is vast, and uprightness is the source of rectification.

[Shaykh Ahmad al Zarruq]

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وَسَارِعُواْ إِلَى مَغْفِرَةٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَجَنَّةٍ عَرْضُهَا السَّمَاوَاتُ وَالأَرْضُ أُعِدَّتْ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ


الَّذِينَ يُنفِقُونَ فِي السَّرَّاء وَالضَّرَّاء وَالْكَاظِمِينَ الْغَيْظَ وَالْعَافِينَ عَنِ النَّاسِ وَاللّهُ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ


وَالَّذِينَ إِذَا فَعَلُواْ فَاحِشَةً أَوْ ظَلَمُواْ أَنْفُسَهُمْ ذَكَرُواْ اللّهَ فَاسْتَغْفَرُواْ لِذُنُوبِهِمْ وَمَن يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلاَّ اللّهُ وَلَمْ يُصِرُّواْ عَلَى مَا فَعَلُواْ وَهُمْ يَعْلَمُونَ

أُوْلَـئِكَ جَزَآؤُهُم مَّغْفِرَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّهِمْ وَجَنَّاتٌ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الأَنْهَارُ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا وَنِعْمَ أَجْرُ الْعَامِلِينَ

And vie with one another to attain to your Sustainer’s forgiveness and to a paradise as vast as the heavens and the earth, which has been readied for the God-conscious

who spend [in His way] in time of plenty and in time of hardship, and hold in check their anger, and pardon their fellow-men because God loves the doers of good;

and who, when they have committed a shameful deed or have [otherwise] sinned against themselves, remember God and pray that their sins be forgiven – for who but God could forgive sins? – and do not knowingly persist in doing whatever

they may have done.

These it is who shall have as their reward forgiveness from their Sustainer, and gardens through which running waters flow, therein to abide: and how excellent a reward for those who labour!

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“Hold firm to Tawbah for it will protect you from that which your swords will not protect you.”

Hadrat Fudayl addressing the Mujahideen.

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So that we may repent

“Allah will continue to hold out His Hand at night so that he who has sinned during the day may repent, and to hold out His Hand during the day so that he who has sinned at night may repent, till the sun rises from the west.”

– Hadith Collection: Imam Nawawi

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We can only repent

It is reported that Talq b. Habîb – Allâh have mercy on him – said,

“The right of Allâh is too great and heavy for the creation to fulfill and the blessings of Allâh are too many to enumerate, but you should remain repentant, morning and evening.”

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