If we commit sins by saying, "Allah is the Forgiver" and repent after that, is it enough?
Submitted by on Tue, 10/01/2017 - 15:04
Dear Brother / Sister,
Some people commit sins openly, without feeling shy and, what is worse, willingly and they console themselves by saying, “Is Allah not the Forgiver and the Merciful?” In fact, is it not necessary to feel ashamed of disobeying Allah, who is the Forgiver and the Merciful? He might not torture if He wishes; He might not send a person to Hell. Besides, a slave needs to fulfill some conditions to attain His forgiveness and pardoning.
The names Ghafur (Forgiver) and Rahim (Merciful) are the names in which those who are ashamed of the sins they commit and who want to get rid of their bad states will take refuge, not those who commit sins openly and willingly. These names save a believer from despair. Otherwise, it does not make a sinner continue - God forbid - his sins.
If those who utter the sentence above remember that Allah is not only Ghaffar (the Forgiving and Sattar (Coverer of Sins) but also Qahhar (the Subduer) and Jabbar (the Compeller), they will not make such a mistake.
“I am the most Allah fearing, and know Allah better than all of you do.” (Bukhari, Iman 13)
Some verses in the Quran give believers the glad tiding of Paradise while others threaten rebels with Hell. They bring about a nice harmony in man by leading them to both fear (khawf) and hope (raja) like the heart beating once and stopping, beating again and stopping again.
The chapter of al-Fatiha is the summary of the Quran. It teaches both fear and hope. In “Hamd”, praise is dominant.
“Maliki yawmiddin” teaches fear.
“Ibadah” indicates hope and “istiana” indicates fear.
“The demand to be guided to sirat al-mustaqim”: Hope
“The fear of being among maghdub and dallin”: Fear
The spirit of a believer who reads the chapter of al-Fatiha travels between waves of fear and hope even if he does not feel it.
Questions on Islam
- Is it not a contradiction that Allah created the sins and human beings so that they would repent and that He blamed those who committed sins and threatened them with Hell?
- Is there a sin that cannot be forgiven? What are the sins that Allah will never forgive? What sins can lead a person to Hell?
- What is the meaning of Having a good opinion about Allah and being between hope and fear?
- In the Hereafter, will Allah call us to account for our sins for which we consistently beg Allah for forgiveness?
- Repentance for Sins
- Can the person committing sins be saved from them if he asks Allah for His forgiveness?
- Could you give information about being in a state between fear and hope?
- Can you give information about Allah's mercy for the sinners?
- If I repent for my sins, will Allah forgive me?
- The Repentance made with Heart and Soul