August 25, 2010

Forgiveness

Posted in Character, Hikams, Islam, Knowledge, Quran, Sufism, Taqwa, Tazkiyah at 6:17 am by faith786

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum,

We are in the days of Forgiveness. There are a bunch of things running through my mind, but I came across an ayah that warranted this post:

And may not those who possess superiority (in wealth) among you and possess capacity, swear not to give to the relatives and to the needy, and to those who left their homes for Allah’s cause. Do you not love that Allah should forgive you? And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

–Surah Nur, Ayah 22 [24:22]

 

So people, there are two sides to the days of Forgiveness. One is to seek Forgiveness from Allah. Another is to seek and forgive others. How can we be good Muslims–good human beings–if we don’t have the hearts to forgive?

Once when I was little, I was sad on a Ramadan afternoon and I sat on the IFS hill. A person came up to me and, during a lengthy conversation, told me that there are observable cosmic rays, rain and rays of light that comes from the sky. But not many people know that Allah rains, *pours*, Nur, Mercy, Kindness and Forgiveness from the skies when we practice it and invoke God for it. Yes, rain is a product of physical and chemical processes (sort of), but it is in some ways a symbolic representation of God’s Forgiveness that rains on all of creation.

It may be couple days of Ramadan, but we have our whole lives ahead of us. What is one wrong done against you or a grudge next to eternity? I’m saying this for everyone out there and for myself–may God forgive us, may we have the strength and courage to forgive others and may we be blessed to be forgiven by the ones we may have wronged in our lives. And may we have the courage and ability to move forward as better, strong, beautiful and merciful human beings.

(The image is dedicated to Mally because I know she loves it.)

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2 Comments »

  1. zaiba said,

    great mashaALLAH..

  2. Masha’Allah Shaykha! What a beautiful blog u have here 🙂


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