Day 24 / Juzz 24
Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah . Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.” [39:53]
Allah addresses us in this ayah as “My servants.” عباد is different from عبيد .عبيد is used in the Qur’an for those slaves who do not obey Allah. However, عباد is used for good slaves, and even though this ayah is about sinners, Allah still addresses them as *His slaves* to give them hope.
Then Allah says “Those who have transgressed against themselves” or those who have crossed the line. Here, Allah is addressing the one who got close to the sin and fell into sin, so much so that he has piled sin upon sin. Yet, Allah is reminding, I know you’ve sinned, I know you’ve done so much wrong, but don’t cut your connection with Me, because you are still My slaves. You might even feel that your sin is too huge, but Allah is saying, “Do not despair of the Mercy of Allah.” In other words, don’t lose hope, don’t be depressed from the mercy, love and care of Allah. Don’t think that His love, care and concern is so small that your sin is bigger than that, because there is never going to be a time in your life where you can inhale and exhale, and that Allah’s Mercy will be closed, His door of Mercy is wide open. Remember that.
If the people who are going to be in the lowest pit of hellfire (the hypocrites), if they even still have hope, then what about you and I? You should never ever think that you are beyond the Mercy of Allah. People might think you’re bad and write you off, but Allah will never write you off.
There are people who are messed up totally, but they might pray one prayer every Friday, that’s the only connection with Allah they have left, but at least they left that one door open. That door is enough, because you can now turn back and repent to Allah.
Allah is telling you He loves you. He wants you to turn back to Him and re-think your life.
Now is the time to turn back to Allah. Just sit there at night and cry your heart out to Allah. Talk to Him and tell Him everything you’ve done. Allah says He will forgive ALL of them. It’s done. He will forgive all your sins, but you just admit them and turn back to Him.
May Allah make us sincere in our repentance and accept our Taubah, ameen.