A man once came to al-Hasan al-Basri and complained to him: “The sky does not shower us with rain.” He replied: “Seek ALLAH'S Forgiveness (i.e. say ﺃﺳﺘﻐﻔﺮ ﺃﻟﻠﻪ ).”
Then another person came to him and said, “I complain of poverty.” He replied: “Seek ALLAH'S forgiveness.”
Then another person came to him and complained, “My wife is barren; she cannot bear children.” He replied:
“Seek ALLAH'S Forgiveness.”
The people who were present, said to al-Hasan:
“Everytime a person came to you complaining, you instructed them to seek ALLAH'S forgiveness?”
Al-Hasan al-Basri said:
“Have you not read the statement of ALLAH? ‘I said “Ask forgiveness of your LORD. Truly HE is Oft-Forgiving. HE will send rain to you in Abundance; Increase you in Wealth and Children; Grant you Gardens and Bestow on you Rivers.”
There are two things in the earth that give a person safety and security from the punishment of ALLAH.
The first has been removed, whilst the second still remains. As for the first, it was the Messenger of ALLAH
( ﺻﻠﻲ ﺃﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ ).
“ALLAH would not punish them while you were among them.”
As for the second, it is istighfar. “ALLAH would not punish them as long as they sought forgiveness.”
ﺃﺳﺘﻐﻔﺮ ﺃﻟﻠﻪ … ﺃﺳﺘﻐﻔﺮ ﺃﻟﻠﻪ … ﺃﺳﺘﻐﻔﺮ ﺃﻟﻠﻪ …
Do not ever leave istighfar!
Please share and remember that you will receive the reward for all those who make istighfar, due to your reminder.
Astaghfirullaha wa 'atoobu 'ilayhi.
I seek the forgiveness of ALLAH and repent to HIM. (Recite one hundred times in Arabic during the day)
It is reported in Saheeh Muslim that Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:
“I seek forgiveness one hundred times in a day.” [Muslim]
Rasul ALLAH (saw) said, “If anyone continually asks forgiveness, ALLAH will appoint for him a way out of every distress, relief from anxiety, and will provide for him from where he never realized.”
[Abu Dawood, Hadith 599]
YA ALLAH GIVE US TAWFEEQ TO REPENT AAMIIN
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