10 September 2014

The fruits of repentance

The fruits of repentance

The evidance in Allah's saying:

"And (commanding you): "Seek the forgiveness of your Lord, and turn to Him in repentance, that He may grant you good enjoyment, for a term appointed, and bestow His abounding Grace to every owner of grace (i.e. the one who helps and serves the needy and deserving, physically and with his wealth, and even with good words). But if you turn away, then I fear for you the torment of a Great Day(i.e. the Day of Resurrection)." [11:03] 
And also His saying upon the tongue of Dawud [alayhis salam]: 
"And O my people! Ask forgiveness of your Lord and then repent to Him, He will send you (from the sky) abundant rain, and add strength to your strength, so do not turn away as Mujrimun (criminals, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah)." [11:52]

From the fruits of repentance are good enjoyment in this world, receiving increase in bounty and excellence from Allaah and sending of rain and providence from the sky.
Repentance has a number of conditions for it to be accepted and they are. 

  • Acknowledging that sin has been committed
  • Remorse for falling into the sin
  • Resolving not to return to the sin
  • Rectifying any harm if it involved the rights of others
  • Asking for forgiveness for this sin
  • Having firm belief that Allaah is the Forgiver of sins

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Narrated by Ibn Abbaas  رضي الله عنه The Prophet  sent Mu'aadh to Yemen and said,
"Be afraid, from the curse of the oppressed as there is no screen between his invocation and Allaah!"
Saheeh al Bukhaaree Hadith no. 637

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