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Repentance And Its Corollaries.

Post  Abu Fauzi on Sun May 13, 2012 11:20 am

Assalam alaikum,
Repentance (Tawbah) is the first station of pilgrims on the Way to the Truth, just as purification (taharat) is the first step of those who desire to serve God. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says, ''O Beleivers, repent unto God with a sincere repentance''-(Qur'an 66:Cool And the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said, ''There is nothing that God loves more than a youth who repents'', and he also said, ''He who repents of sin is even as one who has no sin'', then he added, ''When God loves a man, sin shall not hurt him''--ie he will not become an infidel on account of sin, and his faith will not be impaired.
Tawbah involves the turning back from what God has forbidden through fear of what He has Commanded. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ''Penitence is the act of returning'' (al-nadam al-tawbah). This saying comprises 3 things involved in Tawbah, namely:--(1) Remorse for disobedience (2) Immediate abandonment of sin (3) Determination not to sin again.
As repentance (Tawbah) involves these 3 conditions, so contrition (nadamat) also involves 3 causes:--(1) Fear of Divine chastisement and sorrow for evil actions (2) Desire of Divine favour and certainty that it cannot be gained by evil conduct and disobedience, (3) Shame before God.

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