The Most Forgiving
Forgiveness. It is one of the many attributes of Allah (swt) If we were not given this great mercy from our Rabb we would be in great disarray. Our sins would slowly weigh us down burying us into our graves. Allah says in the Quran: “O son of Adam, as long as you call upon Me and put your hope in Me, I have forgiven you for what you have done and I do not mind. O son of Adam, if your sins were to reach the clouds of the sky and then you would seek My forgiveness, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, if you were to come to Me with sins that are close to filling the earth and then you would meet Me without ascribing any partners with Me, I would certainly bring to you forgiveness close to filling it.” This verse in the Quran should move us. It should make our hearts fill with happiness and with awe at the greatness of our Lord. If you look around and see all the blight in the world today, all the atrocious acts being committed each day even if you focus into your own life and how people have wronged you and think to your self, would I ever forgive this person for what they did to me? The answer is usually no. How great is our Allah that He, our Creator, our sustainer, our love and when we wrong Him he forgives us with ease. Think about the act of forgiveness. It is to let go of past wrongs, to let go completely of that desire to hate someone, to harm them after they have wronged you. Think about how hard it is for us to go up to a person who has wronged us and say, I forgive you. How much effort, how much energy those three small words take. It is when I think of this that I realize how great Allah (swt) is. When he says, “O son of Adam, if your sins were to reach the clouds of the sky and then you would seek My forgiveness, I would forgive you.” Allhmdullilah
We sometimes forget all the blessings that Allah (swt) has given us. In these last 10 days of Ramadan we need to strive to change ourselves, to soften our hearts, to remove our faults, to humble our selves by granting forgiveness to those who have wronged us, and to let go of our egos for it was Shaytans ego that led him to speak against Allah. It was his ego that kept him from bowing down and accepting the decree of Allah. His ego that led him to Hell. We need to look deep into our selves and let go of our egos and become forgiving. Do it for the sake of Allah (swt) Do it for Him and you will be greatly rewarded and in this month those rewards are multiplied so immensely that it would be a loss to us if we don’t take benefit of this great month. People get caught in the worldly aspect of things. Get stuck in this mentality that if I change my self its for other people, that if I forgive someone I am weak. It is not so at all. If you forgive someone for his or her wrong you are stronger for it, if you forgive someone for Allah then He will surly forgive you. I pray that Allah will grant us all forgiveness for our faults and flaws. Any mistakes that I have made are mine and may Allah forgive me for them. I pray this benefits anyone who reads it for even if it changes the state of one persons heart for the better we have strengthened our ummah by that much more.
– Omar Malik