As we step in to day 11 of Ramadan, we have now been bestowed with the chance to earn Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى immense forgiveness. However, there are pre-set conditions which must be followed in order gain attention of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى so that He سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى may forgive our mistake and sins. So, how can we go about that?! Keep on reading and we shall find out.
Meaning of Forgiveness
Understanding the idea behind the term “forgiveness” is extremely important. This will make it easy for us to ask for forgiveness with a pure and sincere heart. Through the 99 names of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى, Al-Ghaffur “The Oft-Forgiving” is a name part of His Trait. When we call upon the Lord, we use His name “Al-Ghaffur” or “Ghaffur Ur Raheem” to gain His attention as “Ghufran” means forgiveness. It is highly crucial to be aware of which names of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى will earn us what we are intending to ask of Him.
Asking for repentance is critical to a successful life and the life hereafter. However, there are conditions which apply to being forgiven. In order to be forgiven by Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى and earn His mercy, we must begin with a pure and sincere heart intending to make Tawbah from the sins committed. The intention must be to not to return to the mistakes and/or sins committed; however, if the similar or worst sin is committed unintentionally, Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى is ever-most Merciful and Forgiving.
Supplications for Repentance
As mentioned in the previous post, there are numerous amounts of supplications that can be recited towards earning Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى forgiveness. In addition to the one mentioned before, here’s two more supplications to work our way towards success and prosperity.
رَبَّنََآ إنَّنَآ ءَاَمنَّا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَ قِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
Rabbana innanā amanna, faghfir lana, dhunoobana wa-qinna ‘adhāāban-naar
(Our Lord! we have indeed believed: forgive us, then, our sins, and save us from the agony of the Fire) [surah Ali’ Imran; 3:16]
لَّا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ
La illaha illa Anta Subhanak, inni kuntu min adh–dhalimeen
(There is no God but You; Glory be to You, Truly I have been one of the wrongdoers) [Surah al-Anbiyah, 21: 87]
To Do List
If we begin from the bottom in an honest manner, we can definitely work our way up to the top eventually. Follow the below list to earn more of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى Mercy towards earning His Forgiveness.
- Recite Quran on a regular basis
- Increase or begin Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى Dhikr on a daily basis
- Learn to forgive those who have wronged us
- Try your level best to avoid major sins (if committed, learn to make tawbah immediately)
- Train your heart and mind to be restless without praying, forgiving others, and making tawbah
- Be amongst people who remind us of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى and His Messenger PBUH
- Respect Our Parents
- Serve Our Relatives and the people of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى
I hope and pray that may Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى help us all to achieve the above to do tasks as our goals and make it easy for the entire Ummah of Rasul Allah PBUH to forgive others while asking for forgiveness from the most High and Beneficent, Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى.