99 Names of Allah – Al-Afuww

العَفُوُّ
One of the Names of Allah is Al-Afuww – The Supreme Pardoner.

The Forgiver, The One with wide forgiveness.

There’s no love like a mother’s love… she loves her children more than herself. As they grow and make mistakes she forgives them time and time again. That’s just what mother’s do. Who put that love and mercy between a mother and a child? Essentially strangers meeting for the first time when her baby is born?

He did. The one who loves you more than a mother can. Allah Subhana wa’Tala.

Some people think you have to be a perfect human to reach Heaven but perfect humans don’t exist. Some people give up before they try as they couldn’t possibly pray 5 times a day like Muslim’s do… The truth is, we can do anything that we put our minds to and nobody on earth reaches Jannah through their good deeds alone – only through His Love and Mercy.

Most people don’t think about death… most people don’t realise that one day they will be dead just like their ancestors before them, most people get so lost in the Dunya that they forget the Akirah…

A wise person remembers often and reflects and most importantly: gets prepared…

Both Jannah and Jahannam (Heaven and Hell) were made for sinners. Jahannam was made for the arrogant sinner. Whereas Jannah was made for the repentant sinner.

It is not enough to believe. We have to believe and work hard. Persevere through the good times and bad and rely on Him like He should be relied on.

“God has promised those who believe (in the Oneness of God) and do deeds of righteousness, that for them there is forgiveness and a great reward (i.e. Paradise).” Surah  5 Ayah 9; Holy Qur’an.

This is a reminder. Even if you haven’t prayed your Salah in weeks, months or even years. Turn back to Allah today. Allah will still forgive you and love you for doing the right thing.

If you see yourself deteriorate, pick yourself up by repenting and seeking Allah’s forgiveness and by asking Him to keep you firm.
And don’t become careless, and neither say: “In shaa Allah, my eemaan will become stronger” (without doing anything about it).
Instead from right now — from the moment you feel that you are ill — you must implement the cure.
– Shaikh Ibn ‘Uthaymīn.

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