I’ve Sinned… Will Allah Forgive Me?
Drinking alcohol, backbiting others, disrespecting our parents are just a few sins us humans may or may have not committed.
We may have tried our best to avoid a myriad of sins that Allah SWT has ordered us to avoid but admittedly, we are human and we make mistakes.
Yes, we are responsible for our own actions, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t deserve to seek forgiveness. No matter how awful we’ve sinned, He is always ready to hear our repentance. Indeed, he is the most Forgiving and the most Merciful.
It was narrated from Anas that the Messenger of Allah S.W.T said: “Every son of Adam commits sin, and the best of those who commit sin are those who repent.”
It was narrated from Abu ‘Ubadah bin Abdullah’, that his father said: “The Messenger of Allah SWT said: The one who repents from sin is like one who did not sin.”
Mufti Menk, the popular Muslim cleric and Grand Mufti of Zimbabwe said in a video about seeking forgiveness: “Allah chose an act of worship that was not given to others, what is the act of worship? Something known as Tawbah, repentance, forgiveness and Allah says, “ I will continue to forgive for as long as my worshiper continues to seek forgiveness.”
“So keep seeking forgiveness and be convinced that Allah has forgiven you every time. Never does Allah say, “I reject forgiveness” when someone asks for it. Never does He say “I don’t want to forgive.” No!”
“He always forgives you, you need to know that. For as long as you have admitted your sin you regret it, you seek His forgiveness and you promise Him not to do it again.
“Keep repenting to Allah no matter what you have done and how many times it’s been repeated but when you seek the forgiveness, make sure you are genuinely saying I’m not going to repeat this again! May Allah strengthen us so that we can fulfill that promise unto Allah.”
Don’t let anything make you believe you are not worthy of seeking forgiveness. Seeking forgiveness comes with tremendous rewards.
Prophet Nuh (AS) said to his people, “I said (to them) ask forgiveness from your Lord; verily, He is Oft-Forgiving. He will send rain to you in abundance; and give you increase in wealth and children; and bestow on you gardens; and bestow on your rivers. (Quran 71: 10-12).
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