How one will know Allah forgiven their sins.
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From a long time, a question always perplex in my mind that How do we get confirmation that Almighty Allah has awarded us with his kind forgivness? from which source we know that he has forgived us? after seeking a pardon from him.
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How one will know Allah forgiven their sins
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumur verses 53-54:
(O Prophet) say: O My servants who have wronged their own souls.Do not despair of Allahs Mercy! Surely, Allah forgives all sins. He indeed is the All Forgiving, All Merciful. Return to your Lord and submit to Him before the scourge overtakes you; for then you may get no help from anywhere.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verse 135-136:
Allah likes such good people very much, who, if ever they commit a base deed or wrong their own soul by the commission of a sin, remember Allah instantly, and ask for forgiveness from Him for their shortcomings. For who, but Allah, can forgive sins? (And Allah loves those) who do not knowingly persist in the wrongs they did. These will be rewarded with forgiveness from Allah, and with Gardens beneath which canals flow, and they will reside therein forever! How excellent is the reward of those who do good deeds!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 25 Surah Furqaan verses 63-71:
The (true) servants of the Merciful are those who walk humbly on the earth. When the ignorant people behave insolently towards them, they say, Peace to you; (And those) who pass their nights in prostrating themselves and standing before their Lord and pray, O our Lord, save us from the torment of Hell, for its torment is killing! It is an evil abode, and an evil resting place. (And those) who, when they spend are neither extravagant, nor miserly, but keep the golden mean between the two extremes. (And those) who do not invoke any god but Allah Alone, nor kill a soul unjustly, which Allah has forbidden, nor commit adultery He who does this shall be punished for his sin, and his torment shall be doubled on the Day of Resurrection, and he shall abide in a state of ignominy; EXCEPT THE ONE WHO MAY HAVE REPENTED (AFTER THOSE SINS), AND HAVE BELIEVED AND DONE RIGHTEOUS DEEDS. For then, Allah will change his evil deeds into good deeds, and He is very Forgiving and Merciful. In fact, one who repents and does righteous deeds, returns to Allah as one rightly should!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 54:
When those come to you who believe in Our Signs, say: "Peace be on you! Your Lord had inscribed for Himself (the rule of) Mercy. Verily if any of you did evil in ignorance, and thereafter repented and amended (his conduct), Lo! He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2357 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas'ud
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "He who repents of a sin is like him who has committed no sin."
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2338 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "Allah accepts a servant's repentance (taubah) till he gives up his spirit in death."
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2339 Narrated by Abu Sa'id
Allah's Messenger (saws) said that the Shaytaan said, "By Thy Might, my Lord, I shall continue to lead Thy servants astray as long as their spirits are in their bodies!" The Lord, Who is Great and Glorious, replied, "By My Might, Glory and Exalted Station, I shall continue to pardon them as long as they ask My forgiveness!"
Hadrat Abu Hurayrah (r.a.) reported that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said: By Him in Whose Hands is my life, if none of you (mankind) committed sin, Allah would annihilate you (from the face of this earth) and instead bring forth a people who would commit sin, then seek His forgivenessso that He may forgive them.
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In light of the guidance of the Quran and the Sunnah, the conditions for one to seek forgiveness for their sins from their Lord Most Gracious are:
- One is aware that he has sinned, and feels sorry and ashamed at ones transgressions.
- Makes a solemn covenant and promise with Allah that one will not repeat his sin again.
- Turns to Allah and seeks forgiveness before he has met with his appointment of death.
- Is a believer and does righteous good deeds thereafter.
If one has earnestly striven to the absolute best of ones ability to fulfill the conditions of taubah and sought sincere repentance for their transgressions, then one should have full trust in the Promise of their Lord Most Gracious Who has time and time again Promised and Declared in His Glorious Quran that He will accept the repentance of His believing slaves..and there is none who can fulfill His Promises better than Allah Subhanah, the Majestic and Supreme Lord of the Worlds!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah An-Nisa verse 122:
The Promise of Allah is True, and who can be truer in his word than Allah?
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumar verse 20 (part):
Never doth Allah fail in (His) Promise!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 13 Surah Raad verse 31 (part):
Verily Allah will not fail in His Promise.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verse 47 (part):
..Allah will not fail in His Promise.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,