Flashbacks grew over me. One after the other, all those times when I disobeyed My Mighty Lord, followed one after another. The thought of all these artificial living standards I was commemorating for the past 19 precious years, seemed like a complete waste of a life, complete waste of energies, complete waste of focus, above all a complete waste of myself. All our lives we move around to seek for a purpose to live for. In all this quest, we forget that we were sent here for a even larger purpose. A purpose that is forgotten.
If there’s someone who can cause the greatest damage to you, then let me make it very clear, it has to be YOU, your very own self, your nafs, your desires, and the feeling of staying oblivion towards repentance. It’s the power of repentance that frees you from the shackles of sins. It’s sad that today our lives have lost substance. Our minds and hearts are preoccupied by our wants and desires. We can do anything to achieve them, anything at all. We, Insaan, the forgetful one has forgotten the real thing. It’s only the true and sincere repentance that washes away the piles of the preceded sins.
Allah (SWT) says in the Glorious Qura’an;
(Say: “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves! Despair not of the mercy of Allah, verily, Allah forgives all sins He does not reckon him Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful)” (25:68)
The above Ayah reflects Allah’s Greatness towards the repentant. There are times when we often start believing that our sins are so humongous in measure that Allah wont forgive us and eventually we will be put in hell fire. This thought distracts one from submitting to Allah. In this Ayah Allah sheds light over His Mercy. He’s reminding us that we should not become hopeless from His Mercy. One who truly intends to return to Him, He will surely forgive the repentant. Indeed He’s the Most Merciful.
Allah (SWT) says in The Noble Qura’an,
“Ask your Lord for forgiveness and then turn in repentance to Him…” (11:3)
Repent for your sins. All our lives we have worshiped people. We’ve done what ever it takes to impress them. But what did we gain in return? NOTHING! Seriously, nothing at all. We’ve involved our hearts in implicit shirk. We do admit with our tongues that Allah is The One and The Only who is worth worshiping, but have we really convinced our hearts on this? Our hearts are occupied by the lust of this world, which will fade away in no time. What kind of love is this? What kind of worship is this? Our words are not in coherence with our hearts. That’s where we are at fault.
Allah says in the Qura’an;
(And whosoever has Taqwa of Allah, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine) (65:2-3).’
Repentance sews the soul that is torn by the sins. It’s about time for us to return.
“Verily God loves the repentant”(2: 222)
Indeed, we are not aware when our souls will depart from the illusion of this life. The end is near. Seek for His forgiveness, before it’s too late.