Ask

Peace, one and all…

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‘Ask your Lord for forgiveness and then repent to Him.  My Lord is Most Merciful, Most Loving’ (11:90)

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9 thoughts on “Ask

  1. Peace Cloudia,

    Greetings to you from a very cold Wales. I imagine the weather is much warmer in Hawaii at this time of year?

    At any rate, welcome to my online home. Thank you for your kind wishes. May God bless you always, in all that you are and do.

    Abdur Rahman

  2. Salaams dear bhai,
    “Ask your Lord for forgiveness and then repent to Him” Are they two things?… Is there a subtle difference between asking forgiveness and repentance?

  3. Salaams Abdul Muneer bhai,

    A hearty welcome to you. Insha Allah, you and your family are well.

    Perhaps it’s a matter of degree? I might ask for forgiveness but unless I completely and truthfully repent, my asking is only partial. Perhaps, the repentance is our response to what we hope for from God’s mercy?

    What do you think?

  4. Bhai,
    Alhamdulillah, all are welcome to your blog (and heart 🙂 )!! May Allah unite us in His presence. All in my family are well. Hope the same thing with you..

    About the post: I feel it the same way you have put it. One lies on servant’s (or the wronged one’s) side and the other on Master’s (against whom you have wronged). I have put the brackets because it is applicable between any two such people.

    The wronged one can feel sorry about it. If so, he should be making attempts to rectify the mistakes/sins and determine not to practice it again. That is repentance.

    But this is only half part. This in itself doesn’t clear the distress or ill feeling residing in the heart of the person whom you have wronged. Those feelings should go away from the other side. He has to forgive!

    And Allah is often forgiving!!

    Who else is? We too may ‘forgive’ but never completely. Will we ever treat a friend the same way again if we come to know that he has been cheating us throughout? But Allah says that those who have done ‘thouba’ are like those who didn’t do ANYTHING in His eyes.

    ‘Ghafoor’ is an attribute of Allah. If any mortal is able to forgive that way, it is not out of his power but because Allah has blessed him with His qualities.

  5. Salams again,

    Perhaps, and this is a very tentative thought, Rahim refers to the mercy necessary for forgiveness and Wadud to the loving kindness needed for true repentance?

  6. Salams bhai,
    I don’t know.. and I don’t make any guesses. At some or other times Allah will make the meanings clear in our hearts when we are under His mighty guidance.

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