Repenting to Allah

Abu Huraira (radi Allahu anhu) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) saying: “By Allah, I seek Allah’s forgiveness and repent to Him more than seventy times a day”

[Sahih al-Bukhari]

Commentary:

Two lessons we learn from this hadith are:

1.      It is an inducement for seeking pardon and forgiveness. The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), whose past and future sins were forgiven, asked Allah’s forgiveness – then how about us, who commit sins on regular a basis, not to seek pardon and forgiveness from Allah?

2.      Sincere and ceaseless prayer for pardon is essential so that sins committed by us unintentionally are also forgiven. The above Hadith lays great emphasis on seeking forgiveness and repenting to Allah.

And Allah Knows Best!

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