Saturday, 27 February 2010

Asking for Allah’s Forgiveness

We have all be born weak and we easily fall into sin. But Allah is Ar Rahman and Ar Raheem. He tells us not to despair .
Allah says in the Holy Qur’an:
Say: O My servants who have transgressed against their own souls, despair not of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surah az-Zumar 39:53)
And He it is Who accepts repentance from His slaves, and forgives sins, and He Knows what you do.( Surah Ash-Shura, 42, verse 25)
Narrated Shaddad bin Aus (RA): The Prophet (SAW) said: ” The most superior way of asking forgiveness from Allah (SWT) is:

اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لّا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ، خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ، وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتَ، أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتَ، أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ، وَأَبُوءُ بِذَنْبِي فَاغْفِر لِي فَإِنَّهُ لَا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ

The Prophet (SAW) then added: ” If somebody recites them during the day with firm faith in it, and he dies on the same day before the evening, he will be from the people of Paradise, and if somebody recites it at night with firm faith in it, and dies before the morning, he will be from the people of Paradise.” [ Sahih Bukhari  8/6306 (O.P. 318) ]
And we are told again in the Holy Qur’an:
Indeed, no one despairs of relief from Allah except the disbelieving people. (Surah Yusuf 12:87)

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