Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ramadan call to Sinners:

Ramadan call to Sinners:

 Those sinners who continue to lead wayward lives and neglect their duties to God, even in the blessed month of Ramadan, even they needn’t despair:
‘Just because God’s mercy has been specified for the doers of excellence, it doesn’t mean sinners should despair of receiving it.
Just because forgiveness is ordained for the God-fearing, those who wrong themselves [through sinning] are not veiled from it …
Say: “O my servants who have transgressed against their own souls! Do not despair of God’s mercy! For God forgives all sins.” [39:53]
So, O sinner – and we are all sinners – do not let your evil deeds make you despair of God’s mercy. How many like you have been liberated from the Fire during these days.
So entertain a good opinion of your Protecting Lord and turn in repentance to Him. For no one is damned with God, save he who damns himself:

If sins pain you then take your medicine;
By raising your hands in the depth of the night.
Despair not of the Divine Mercy; for surely
Despair of it is worse than the sin itself.
His mercy to the doers of excellence is generosity;
While His mercy to the sinners is pure benevolence.’

From imam Ibn Rajab's 'Lata’if al-Ma‘arif' (Riyadh: Dar Ibn Khuzaymah, 2007)
(Taken from

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