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Almighty Allah Rabbul Alamin wants to cover the faults of His servants, He could have punished them immediately if He wanted, but He does not do that, and in many cases He does.

He wants his servants to realize their mistakes and try to purify themselves and seek forgiveness from Allah Ta’ala and always seek forgiveness. There are some mistakes on our way, so if we always ask for forgiveness then Allah might forgive us even this little mistake.

Allah says in the Holy Qur’an, ‘Glorify your Lord and glorify Him, and ask Him for forgiveness, surely He is Oft-Repentant.’ (Surah Nasr, verse: 3)

Narrated by Hazrat Ibn Abbas (R.A.), Hazrat Rasulullah (S.A.W.) said, “Whoever adheres to ‘Istegfar’ (i.e. always engages in Istegfar) Allah creates a way for him to escape from all kinds of calamities. Gives him a way out of every predicament and grants him sustenance in ways he cannot imagine.’ (Sunan Abi Dawud, Kitabul Witar, Bab Fil Istegfar).

If we want to change our situation, we must beg more and ask Allah for forgiveness. Whatever state we are in, we can remember Almighty Allah if we wish. If we want to forgive our faults, there is no alternative to Istegfar. But one thing must be remembered, I made a mistake, then I felt guilty and I asked forgiveness from Allah Rabbul Alamin and asked for forgiveness and Allah also forgave me, so it is right that I will make mistakes again and again and ask Allah for forgiveness. nay

A believer does not repeat the same mistakes. We have to apologize in such a way that such a mistake is never committed by me again. In addition, we must always pray to the Almighty Allah as the Almighty Allah has instructed in the Holy Quran, ‘Rabbana Zalamna Anfusana wa Illam-Taghfirlana wa Tarhamna Lana Kunanna Minal Khaserin’ that is, ‘O our Lord! Surely we have wronged our own souls and if You do not forgive us and have mercy on us, we shall surely be among the losers.’ (Surah A’raf, verse: 23).

Hazrat Numan Bin Basheer (R.A.) narrates, Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) stood on the pulpit and said, ‘He who is not satisfied with less is not grateful even if he gets more. And the person who does not express gratitude to people, he cannot express gratitude to Allah’s mercy.

We should always seek forgiveness and repentance from Allah, the Almighty Allah says in the Holy Quran, ‘Wa Anestaghfiru Rabbakum Summa Tubu Ilaihe’ which means ‘You will seek forgiveness from your Lord and repent to Him.’ (Surah Hud, verse: 3).

So we should always ask Allah for forgiveness for our sins and express our thanks and gratitude to Him. He is giving us nothing without asking. If we do not show gratitude for these, we will be considered ungrateful.

The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said, ‘If someone regularly asks for forgiveness, Allah will free him from all dangers, free him from all worries and provide him with sustenance from a source that he cannot even imagine.’ (Abu Dawud)

Also in the hadith, Hazrat Numan bin Bashir (R.A.) narrates, the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) stood on the pulpit and said, ‘He who is not satisfied with less is not grateful even if he gets more. And the person who does not express gratitude to people, he cannot express gratitude to Allah’s mercy.

Expressing good acknowledgment of Allah’s favor is also gratitude. And it is ingratitude not to express the good acknowledgment of the blessings of Allah. (Musnad Ahmad bin Hanbal, Vol. 4, p. 278, printed in Beirut).

In another hadith, Hazrat Mayaz bin Jibal (R.A.) narrates, Hazrat Rasulullah (S.A.) held his hand tightly and said, ‘O Mayaz! By God! I really love you’ then he (PBUH) said, ‘O Maya! I advise you that you do not forget to say this dua after every prayer, ‘Allahumma ainni a’la dhikrika wa shukrika wa husni ibadika’ ie O Allah! Give me the strength to recite Your hymns, to express my gratitude to You and to worship You in a better way.’ (Sunan Abi Dawud, Kitabul Witar, Bab Fil Istegfar).

May Allah Almighty remove all our problems and forgive our sins, Ameen.

Author: Essayist, Islamic thinker.

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