Do not despair!


Abdullah ibn Mushabbib al-Qahtāni

Righteous deeds expiate sins as Allah, Almighty says:

{...Indeed, good deeds do away with misdeeds...}

[Surat Hūd: 114]

The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) is authentically reported to have said:

“Follow the sin with a good deed which will wipe it out.”

[Narrated by Al-Tirmidhi; Hasan (sound)]

Moreover, the afflictions and bad things that befall a person in his own self, or in his children, or in his wealth do expiate his sins, if he shows patience and contentment in pursuit of reward from his Lord.

In fact, Allah becomes more joyful when one of His servants repents to Him than apers on who lost his mount in a desert, with all his food and drink on it, and then found it.

No matter how great your sin is or how frequently you commit it, Allah’s mercy is far greater as long as you keep asking for His forgiveness.

{...And My mercy encompasses all things...}

[Surat al-A‘rāf: 156]

The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) authentically reported that Allah Almighty said:“A servant committed a sin and he said: ‘O Allah, forgive my sin,’ and Allah said: ‘My servant committed a sin and then realized that he has a Lord Who forgives the sin and punishes for the sin.’ He then again committed a sin and said: ‘My Lord, forgive my sin,’ and Allah Almighty said: ‘My servant committed a sin and then realized that he has a Lord Who forgives the sin and punishes for the sin.’ He again committed a sin and said: ‘My Lord, forgive my sin,’ and Allah Almighty said: ‘My servant committed a sin and then realized that he has a Lord Who forgives the sin and punishes for the sin. Do whatever you like for I have forgiven you.’”[Narrated by Muslim]That is as long as you repent and return to Him.



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