SEEK FORGIVENESS FROM ALLAH SWT
Dear brothers and sisters, Allah SWT has created us with some weakness, He has created us with some faults which are by-default part of our nafs or part of our soul. Doing mistakes and making faults is characteristic of human being. Even though people who have high taqwa, may slip and can make mistakes. No one is perfect. Even Prophets, who are innocent by nature, did not claim that they are free from faults.
As Prophet Yusuf (AS) said: “And I do not hold my own self or my soul to be free from weakness; the soul surely incites to evil, except of the one on whom my Allah shows mercy. Indeed, my Lord (Allah SWT) is Forgiving and Merciful”. (Surah Yusuf: 53)
So, it should be clear to all of us that make mistake or commit sins are part of our nature. Committing sins or doing wrong things is a type of filth which is attached to our soul. Nobody is free from the filth of sin. Allah SWT has made us in this way that we staggered or stumbled in any pathway of life. Islam is a religion that has given the solution to eliminate of the sins and mistake by the human soul.
If human body can get some diseases then its soul can also get some diseases. These diseases are sometimes related to its character, deeds, concepts of life and sometimes related to its intention. These all problems are in fact related to its soul. Body can be recovered from diseases then soul also can be cleaned from the filths and dirtiness of sins and mistakes.
Normally, when you are suffering from any disease, you definitely go to the doctor and he will give prescription of some medicines and also give you some advise. If you take those medicines and act on his advices then you will be recovered with the blessing of Allah SWT.
Likewise, if your soul gets some disease then you should come back to Allah, whom you disobeyed. If you should follow the righteous path before, then after repentance (taubah) you should follow the path which Allah SWT tells you. The true meaning of “REPENTANCE” is coming back towards Allah SWT with complete sincerity.
Allah SWT says: “And seek forgiveness of your Lord; then turn to Him wholeheartedly. Verily, my Lord is Merciful, Most Loving.” (Surah Hud: 30)
Wan Hajar Sofea bt Mokhtar
Faculty of Arabic,
Al-Azhar University, Cairo
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