How do we expiate our sins? - Part IV
Thus, we ended, by Allâh's Grace, Guidance and Hospitality, this book which included a summerised note about one of the best types of remembrance which is seeking Allâh's Forgiveness, repentance to Him, the belief that the
Creator, the Most High, is the Most Forgiving of sins and He rejoices at His slave's repentance to Him and consciousness of his Creator. Allâh, the Most High, said:
وَلَا تَكُونُوا كَالَّذِينَ نَسُوا اللَّهَ فَأَنسَاهُمْ أَنفُسَهُمْ أُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ }الحشر19
“And be not like those who forgot Allâh (i.e. became disobedient to Allâh) and He caused them to forget their ownselves, (let them to forget to do righteous deeds). Those are the Fâsiqûn (rebellious, disobedient to Allâh).” (Al-Hashr: 19)
I hope that Allâh, the Omnipotent, will help us not to forget His Great Grace on us, as He has opened the gates of His Mercy for us, made seeking forgiveness a purification for the sins, and encouraged us to do that in His Exalted Book in tens of verses in which seeking forgiveness and its importance were mentioned, and this was reported in the traditions of His chosen Prophet (May Allâh exalt his mention, and peace be upon him), who was seeking forgiveness more frequently than any other slave, though his sins of the past and future were forgiven.
And I will conclude this speech, which is the conclusion of this little effort of a slave, his Creator and Sustainer has given him a lot, by an apparent proof for the great state of seeking forgiveness, which is the Prophetic praising of seeking forgiveness directly after the concluding salutations. So I say: If we hold fast to seeking forgiveness directly after the prayers, which is an obligatory worship, it is better for us to do this after every activity in our life, as we are exposed to faults and sins which needs seeking forgiveness frequently.
I hope that Allâh will make us of the seekers for His forgiveness and the repenting to Him, He is All-Hearer, Responsive.
And May Allâh exalt the mention of our Prophet, teacher, and leader, Muhammad bin Abd Allâh, who was seeking Allâh's forgiveness continuously, all his household and companions, and peace be upon them.
And all the praises and thanks be to Allâh for that by His Grace, the rightous deeds are completed, as many times as the number of writing of the letters, directing and arranging of the rows.
And the close of our request is: All the praises and thanks are to Allâh, the Lord of the worlds.
DR. Faisal bin Mash’al bin Sa’ud bin Abdul Aziz al Sa’ud