BEING SAVED FROM THE PUNISHMENT
Allah ﷻ Will Not Punish While You Do This
Allah ﷻ has taught us in the Qur’an an action, that if we do it, it will be a reason of us being saved from the punishment of Allah ﷻ.
Allah ﷻ says
وَمَا كَانَ اللهُ مُعَذِّبَهُمْ وَهُمْ يَسْتَغْفِرُونَ
And nor will Allah punish them while they seek forgiveness.
Single out your repentance to Allāh ﷻ and be excessive in it, it will do away the punishment of Allāh ﷻ.
Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله says:
“Allāh ﷻ informs us in this ayah that he will not punish one who repents.”
Ibn Kathir رحمه الله in his Tafseer mentions a quote from Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنه.
(The first part of the ayah clarifies that the people won’t be punished while Prophet ﷺ was among them)
Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنه comments on this Ayah, “They had two safety shelters: the Prophet ﷺ, and their seeking forgiveness (from Allah). The Prophet ﷺ went away, and only seeking forgiveness remained.”
In a Hadith the Prophet ﷺ said
“Shaytan said, By Your might, O Lord! I will go on luring Your servants as long as their souls are still in their bodies.’ The Lord said, By My might and majesty! I will keep forgiving them, as long as they keep invoking Me for forgiveness.”
[Musnad Aḥmad 27627]
Increase in Istighfaar!
The Prophet ﷺ would engage in Istighfaar 100+ times a day!
He ﷺ was sinless, and when asked He ﷺ replied “Should I not be a grateful slave?”
Such a simple act
Just keep saying استغفر الله and other duas of Istighfar
How hard is that Ya Ikhwaan/Akhawaat?
Such easy ‘Amal that can consequently save us from the biggest punishment!
Prophet ﷺ said :
كُلُّ بَنِي آدَمَ خَطَّاءٌ, وَخَيْرُ اَلْخَطَّائِينَ اَلتَّوَّابُونَ
“All the sons of Adam are sinners, but the best of sinners are those who repent often.”
Not only should we strive to do this, but we must strive to also pray 2 Rak’at Nawafil for Tawbah for our sins at the end of the day, so we end the day with Salah, with Whudu and having done Tawbah!
And if we died that night in our sleep, like many do.
We die in a state of repentance and Dhikr and Imaan!
May Allah ﷻ make us among those who are repentant.
🕋 ISLAM GENERATION DA’WAH GROUP
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