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
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)
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. May Allah raise the rank of our master Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alahi wasallam) and his Ahl and Companions and protect his nation from that which he fears for it.
The One Who has the Godhood, which is the power to create the entities
The One Who has an abundance of mercy for the believers and the blasphemers in this world and exclusively for the believers in the Hereafter.
The One Who has an abundance of mercy for the believers.
The One with absolute Dominion, and the One Whose Dominion is clear of imperfection.
The One Who is pure from any imperfection and clear of children and adversaries.
The One Who is clear of every imperfection.
The One Who witnessed for Himself that no one is God but Him; and Who witnessed for His believers that they are truthful in their belief that no one is God but Him.
The One Who witnesses the saying and deeds of His creatures.
The Defeater Who is not defeated.
The One for Whom nothing happens in His dominion except what He willed.
The One Who is clear of the attributes of the creatures and of resembling them.
12. Al- Khaliq
The One Who brings everything from non-existence to existence.
The Creator Who has the Power to turn the entities from one state to another.
The One Who forms His creatures in different pictures.
The One Who forgives the sins of His slaves time and time again.
The Subduer Who has the perfect Power and is not powerless over anything.
The One Who is Generous in giving plenty without any return.
The One Who makes the Sustenance reach His slaves. Sustenance is everything that benefits, whether halal or haram.
The One Who opens for His slaves the closed worldly and religious matters.
The Knowledgeable; the One for Whom nothing is hidden from His Knowledge.
21-22. Al-Qabid, Al-Basit
The One Who constricts the sustenance by His Wisdom and expands and widens it with His Generosity and Mercy.
23-24. Al-Khafid, Ar-Rafi^
The One Who lowers whomever He willed by His Destruction and raises whomever He willed by His Endowment.
25-26. Al-Mu^izz, Al-Mudhill
The One Who gives esteem to whomever He willed; hence there is no one to degrade him. The One Who degrades whomever He willed; hence there is no one to give him esteem.
The One Who Hears all things that are heard by His Eternal Hearing without an ear, instrument, or organ.
The One Who Sees all things that are seen by His eternal Sight without a pupil or any other instrument.
He is the Ruler, and His judgment is His Word.
The One Who is entitled to do what He does.
The One Who is kind to His slaves and endows upon them.
The One Who knows the truth of things.
The One Who delays the punishment for those who deserve it and then He might forgive them.
The One deserving the attributes of Exaltment, Glory, Extolement, and Purity from all imperfection.
The One Who forgives a lot.
The One Who gives ample reward for a little obedience.
The One Who is clear of the attributes of the creatures.
The One Who is greater in status than everything.
The One Who protects whatever and whomever He willed to protect.
The One Who has the Power.
The One Who gives the satisfaction.
The One Who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status.
The One Who is clear of abjectness.
The One from Whom nothing is absent. Hence its meaning is related to the attribute of Knowledge.
The One Who answers the one in need if he asks Him and rescues the yearner if he calls upon Him.
The One Who is correct in His doings.
The One Who loves His believing slaves and His believing slaves love Him. His love to His slaves is His Will to be merciful to them and praise them: Hence its meaning is related to the attributes of the Will and Kalam (His attribute with which He orders and forbids and with which He spoke to Muhammad and Musa. It is not a sound, nor a language, nor a letter)
The One Who is with perfect Power, High Status, Compassion, Generosity, and Kindness.
The One Who resurrects His slaves after death for reward and/or punishment.
The One from Whom nothing is absent.
The One Who truly exists, i.e., the One Whose Existence is confirmed.
The One Who gives the satisfaction and is relied upon.
The One with the complete Power.
The One with extreme Power which is un-interrupted, and Who does not get tired.
The praised One Who deserves to be praised.
The One Who knows the count of things.
The One Who started the human being, that is, He created him.
The One Who brings back the creatures after death.
The One Who took out a living human from seminal fluid that does not have a soul. He quickens the dead by giving the souls back to the decayed bodies on the Resurrection Day and He makes the hearts alive by the light of knowledge.
The One Who renders the living dead.
The One Who is attributed with a life that is unlike our life and is not that of a combination of soul, flesh, and blood.
The One Who remains and does not end.
The Rich Who is never poor. AlWajd is Richness.
The One Who is Majid.
The One without a partner.
The Master Who is relied upon in matters and is resorted to in one’s needs.
The One Who is attributed with Power.
The One with the perfect Power from Whom nothing is withheld.
71-72. Al-Muqaddim, Al-Mu’akhkhir
The One Who puts things in their right places. He makes ahead whatever He wills and delays whatever He wills.
The One whose Existence is without a beginning.
The One whose Existence is without an end.
75-76. Adh-Dhahir, Al-Batin
The One above Whom nothing exists and underneath Whom nothing exists; hence He exists without a place. His Existence is obvious by proofs. He is clear of the delusions of bodily attributes.
The One Who owns things and manages them.
The One Who is clear of the attributes of the creation.
The One Who is kind to His creatures, Who covered them with His sustenance and specified whomever He willed among them by His support, protection, and special mercy.
The One Who grants repentance to whomever He willed among His creatures and accepts his repentance.
The One Who victoriously prevails over His enemies and punishes them for their sins. It may mean the One Who destroys them.
The One with wide forgiveness.
The One with extreme Mercy. The Mercy of Allah is His Will to endow upon whomever He willed among His creatures.
The One Who controls the dominion and gives dominion to whomever He willed.
85. Dhul-Jalal Wal-‘Ikram
The One Who deserves to be Exalted and not denied.
The One Who is Just in His judgment.
The One Who gathers the creatures on a day there is no doubt about, that is, the Day of Judgment.
The One Who does not need the creation.
The One Who satisfies the necessities of the creatures.
The Supporter Who protects and gives victory to His pious believers.
91-92. Ad -Darr, An-Nafi^
The One Who makes harm reach to whomever He willed and benefit to whomever He willed.
The One Who guides.
The One with Whose Guidance His believers were guided, and with Whose Guidance the living beings have been guided to what is beneficial for them and protected from what is harmful to them.
The One Who created the creation and formed it without any preceding example.
The One for Whom the state of non-existence is impossible.
The One Whose Existence remains.
The One Who guides.
The One Who does not quickly punish the sinners.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Surah Al-Ikhlas (Qur’an: Ch112)- The reason of its revelation and some of its virtues
بَسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ “قُلْ هُوَ اللهُ أَحَدٌ ۞ اللهُ الصَّمَدُ ۞ لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ ۞ وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ”
Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem. Qul Huwallaahu ‘Ahad. Allaahus-Samad. Lam yalid wa lam yoolad. Wa lam yakun lahu kufuwan ‘ahad.
With the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Say: He is Allah (the) One. The Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He begets not nor was He begotten, and there is none equal to Him.
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