Definitely But Definitely, I Shall Forgive That Person Who Has Made Taubah To Me

Allah Ta’ala states, “I have accepted your taubah!” Four thousand years before Hadhrat Aadam (AS) was created, Allah Ta’ala had written on all four sides of the ‘Arsh (Divine Throne):
وَإِنِّي لَغَفَّارٌ لِمَنْ تَابَ
Definitely but definitely, I shall forgive that person who has made taubah to me.

Do not let the thought even come near you that what will happen if the taubah breaks. If this happens, make taubah again. And if, perchance, it breaks, make taubah again. Maulana Rumi (RA) writes in his famous compilation, Al- Mathnawi, addressing those who are kaafir, sun-worshippers, fireworshippers, idolaters:

باز آ باز آ ہر آنچہ ہستی باز آ گر کافر و گبرو بت پر آستی باز آ
ايں درگہ نو اميدی نيست

Allah Ta’ala states, “Come away, come away, whatever you may have done, come away. Whether you are a kaafir, a sun-worshipper, a fire-worshipper, an idolater, come away. This is Our Royal Court. It is not one of hopelessness.
Even if your taubah has broken a hundred times, then too, do not give up hope. Even now, if you make taubah, you will be forgiven.

Allah Ta’ala has desired that we should make taubah:
من تاب تاب الله عليه

When any bandah directs his attention towards Allah Ta’ala, He turns with mercy towards him. Allah Ta’ala is virtually saying, “Seeing he is turning his attention to Me with remorse, I turn My attention towards him with mercy.”

Hadhrat Musa (AS) had asked Allah Ta’ala, “Whose voice is loved by You?”

Allah Ta’ala replied, “The voice of that person who, with remorse, makes taubah – his purified voice is loved by Me. He calls on Me once and I respond to him twice. He calls out, ‘Yaa Rabbi,’ (O my Lord and Cherisher), and I respond with, ‘Labbaik, Labbaik, Yaa Abdi,’ (I am present, I am present, O My bondsman. What is it that you desire?).” One should never keep oneself aloof from taubah. The Court of Allah Ta’ala is ever open.

Allah Ta’ala states,
“There should never be any degree of hopelessness as far as We are concerned. Entertaining the feeling of hopelessness is that of the kuffaar:
إِنَّهُ لَا يَيْئَسُ مِنْ رَوْحِ اللَّهِ إِلَّا الْقَوْمُ الْكَافِرُونَ

Lo! None despaireth of the spirit of Allah save disbelieving folk. (12:87)
The mu’min is told – do not feel that there is no hope.

Therefore, at no stage should one be concerned as to what will happen if one’s taubah breaks. Tell yourself firmly, “I shall make taubah again! I shall make taubah again!” As we were saying, Maulana Rumi (RA) states, relaying Allah Ta’ala’s statement in these tones:
باز آ باز آ ہر آنچہ ہستی باز آ گر کافر و گبرو بت پر آستی باز آ

ايں درگہ نو اميدی نيست

May Allah Ta’ala grant us the tawfeeq to tread along the path of His Orders, with ittiba’ of the Sunnat. May Allah Ta’ala safeguard us from committing sins.

If perchance – Allah Ta’ala forbid! – we should commit any sins, may He grant us the tawfeeq to make taubah.

و آخر دعوانا عن الحمد لله رب العالمين

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