– We are always reminded from the Holy Quran to live a life
in accordance of Islam. In Chapter 3:102, “Die not except in
a state of Islam.” (3:102)
– This has been in my mind ever since. But there are times that
I commit sin, I make mistakes, I may have hurt people, thus, I
always ask forgiveness to Him (SWT).
– The verse is a strong reminder to us to guard our actions and
do our best to insure that our deeds are pure as we can possibly
render them. “God is good and pure and He only accepts that which is
good and pure.”
– I was given this reflection lately, “Think of how disastrous
it would be for us to die while drinking alcohol, fornicating,
engaged in a profanity-laced tirade, or viewing pornography.
Then, possibly, despite a lifetime of good deeds, that is the
act we meet God with, then all our good deeds may no longer
be valued”. But if we reverse the situation. What if more than
90% of our life were spent in doing bad deeds, and at the moment
of our death, we firmly repent?
– The basic criterion of God’s will of forgiveness is
that those who commit all sorts of sins,
exceeded all sorts of limits, then decide to return to God,
ask Him for forgiveness and repent a firm repentance
(reform) are promised to be admitted into His mercy
and should rejoice in His full forgiveness.
When God says He forgives whomever He wills, he explains
that His will is to forgive those who repent, reform,
lead a righteous life and die as righteous believers,
with no exceptions.
– Verses in the Holy Quran states that:
[Quran 19:60] Only those who repent, believe, and lead a
righteous life will enter Paradise, without the least injustice.
[Quran 4:110] Anyone who commits evil, or wrongs his soul, then
implores God for forgiveness, will find God Forgiving, Most Merciful.
[Quran 25:70] Exempted are those who repent, believe, and lead a
righteous life. God transforms their sins into credits.
God is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
[Quran 25:71] Those who repent and lead a righteous life,
God redeems them; a complete redemption.
[Quran 66:8] O you who believe, you shall repent to God a
firm repentance. Your Lord will then remit your sins and admit
you into gardens with flowing streams…..
[Quran 6:54] ….. Your Lord has decreed that mercy is His attribute.
Thus, anyone among you who commits a transgression out of ignorance,
and repents thereafter and reforms, then He is Forgiving, Most Merciful.”
– I ask this question then, why some of us, and some Ulamas act more
than Allah(SWT)? They condemn people as if they are perfect? Few weeks
ago, there as a Muslim revert who is now an Ulama, went to our university as a speaker
for a forum. He acts as if he is the holder of truth and only the real truth.
Condemns all other religion and other schools of thought in Islam. Who
gave him such right to do that? If Allah (SWT) is the Most Forgiving, how can
a fallible man act more than Allah?
– Our view of Allah (SWT) reflects our way of life and our treatment to others. If Allah is the Most Compassionate, then we too must have compassion in our life.