“O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it.'” (Tirmidhi)
Many people think that when they have sinned, they can’t go back to Allah and aren’t worthy of being forgiven. Tawbah is seen as being exclusively for those who are closer to Him. When Allah promises reward, it’s mandatory; however, punishment is not. It can be followed by forgiveness if you genuinely repent. Hope for Allah’s mercy – Allah forgives those who truly want to be forgiven. Allah SWT says in the Qur’an: “So remember Me, I will remember you … ”[2:152], “ … ‘call upon Me, I will respond to you’ … ” [40:60], and “… Allah will not punish them, while they seek forgiveness” [8:33].
This lecture is from “JIMAS Conference 2010: Healing the Heart – Strengthening our Dignity”. The lecture is entitled “Battlefield Heart: The Assault of Sins” and is introduced by Shaykh Abu Muntasir (Chief Executive of JIMAS) and delivered by Shaykh Hesham al-Awadi (Kuwait).
The talk is the about Mercy. The speaker touches the hearts with stories of the companins and how they never lost hope in the Mercy of Allah. This lecture inspires us to repentance (Tawbah) and to make a change for the better.
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