Is it the material it is made of; the concrete, the bricks or the wood? People may live in tents yet their homes are Islamic.
Forgiveness is being shielded from the harmful consequences of wrong actions, and the veiling of them. Seeking forgiveness is mentioned again and again in the Qur’an, and in some places it is a command, as in …His saying, Glorious and Exalted is He:
“And seek forgiveness of Allah; surely Allah is Forgiving, Compassionate.”
(Translation of the Holy Qur’an, 73:20)
In other places, Allah praises those who seek his forgiveness, as in the ayat:
“And those who pray for forgiveness in the early hours of the morning.”
(Translation of the Holy Qur’an, 3:17)
In other places, Allah tells us that he forgives those who ask for His forgiveness, as in ayat:
“And whoever does evil, or wrongs his own soul, but afterwards seeks Allah’s forgiveness, will find Allah is Forgiving, Compassionate.” (Translation of the Holy Qur’an 4:110)
Seeking forgiveness is frequently associated with repentance, in which case it takes the form of asking for forgiveness with the tongue. Repentance is turning away from wrong action with both heart and body. Seeking forgiveness is similar to supplication in that Allah, if He so wishes, responds to it and forgives the person who seeks His forgiveness. This is especially true if the du’a (supplication) came directly from a heart troubled by wrong actions, or if it was made during the times most favorable for His response, such as in the early hours of the morning or immediately following the prayer.
It has been transmitted that Luqman once told his son, “O my son, make it a habit for your tongue to utter the words, ‘Forgive me, o Allah’ for there are certain times during which Allah will not disappoint a servant who calls on him.”
Al-Hasan said “Ask for Allah’s forgiveness frequently- in your homes, at your tables, on your roads, in your markets, at your meetings, wherever you are. You never know when you will be granted His forgiveness.
“I swear by Allah that I supplicate for Allah’s forgiveness and turn to Him in repentance more than seventy times a day.” [Al-Bukhari,kitab ad-Da’awat 11/101]
Abu Huraira (R.A) said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) say, ‘A servant committed a sin and he said, “O Allah, I have committed a sin, so forgive me.” Allah said, “Does my servant know that he has a Lord who forgives sins and helps him? I forgive my servant.” After some time, the man committed another sin so he said, “O my Lord, I have committed another sin, so forgive me.” His Lord said “Does my servant know that he has a Lord who forgives sins and helps him? I forgive my servant.” After some time the man committed yet another sin so he said. “O my Lord, I have committed another sin, so forgive me.” His Lord said, “Does my servant know that he has a Lord who forgives sins and helps him? O servant do what you like, I have granted you forgiveness.”
[Sahih Al-Bukhari, kitab at-Tawhid, 13/488; Muslim]
Allah Exalted is He, said this three times.
This means that the man was granted forgiveness because he continued to seek Allah’s forgiveness each time he committed a sin. It appears that this is applied so long as his seeking forgiveness was not accompanied by the intention to repeat the sin again afterwards.
Aisha, May Allah be pleased with her, said:
“It is a fortunate person who (on the Day of Judgement) finds in his record many du’as (supplications) for forgiveness.”
In other words, seeking Allah’s forgiveness is a cure for all wrong actions.
“This Qur’an guides you to the recognition of your illnesses and to their remedies. Your illnesses are your sins and your medicine is seeking Allah’s forgiveness.”
Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said:
“Allah does not inspire seeking forgiveness in any servant whom he wishes to punish.”
Reference: The Purification of the Soul
>>From the Old Testament:
-“I am the Lord your God…You shall have no other gods besides Me. You shall not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in the heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down yourself to them nor serve them.” (Ex. 20:2-5)
>>From the New Testament:
-And Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written:”Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him Alone.” (Mat. 4:10)
>>From the Last and Final Testament:
-“O mankind! Worship your Lord who created you and those who were before you so that you may become pious.”
(The Holy Qur’an 2:21)
The Noble Quran Recitation of Surrah Duha, By: Qari Abdul Basit Abdul Samad
Almighty Allah (The creator of the universe)
He is Allah- There is no god but Him. He is the Knower of the Unseen and the Visible. He is the All-Merciful, the Most Merciful. He is Allah-there is no god but Him. He is the King, the Most Pure, the Perfect Peace
The Trustworthy, The Safeguarder, The Almighty, The Compeller, The Supremely Great. Glory be to Allah above all they associate with Him. He is Allah-the Creator, The Maker, The Giver of Form. To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. Everything in the heavens and earth glorifies Him. He is the Almighty, The All-Wise.
(The Holy Qur’an, 59:22-24)
THERE IS NO GOD BUT Allah;
Your God is One God. There is no god but Him, the All-Merciful, the Most Merciful. (The Holy Qur’an, 2:163)