By Dr. Emdad Khan
We are human being, the best creation of our creator, the Almighty God. Allah swt has given mankind an option to do good or do evil.
We are temped by our own desires or the provocation of the cursed devil, Shaitan, and do evil things. But we have a way out, and Allah swt loves when we come back to Him in repentance.
Let us what Allah swt says in his book, in surah Az Zumar, verse 39.53
39:53 ۞ قُلْ يَـٰعِبَادِىَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَسْرَفُوا۟ عَلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِهِمْ لَا تَقْنَطُوا۟ مِن رَّحْمَةِ ٱللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَغْفِرُ ٱلذُّنُوبَ جَمِيعًا ۚ إِنَّهُۥ هُوَ ٱلْغَفُورُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ
Say, ˹O Prophet, that Allah says, “O My servants who have exceeded the limits against their souls! Do not lose hope in Allah’s mercy, for Allah certainly forgives all sins. He is indeed the All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
So, let us work with our family and friends and motivate them to come back to Allah swt, as He is the most merciful and the most forgiving.
One famous hadith sated, such an evil person, wanted to rectify and by the advice of a scholar, he was migrating to a new better environment. But on his way, he passed away, but the hadith sated, even his distance to the new better place was more then his old place, Allah swt forgave him.
So, one gets pardoned by his good intention, even without doing any thing. Let us start today, we repent and go back to Allah swt. We have a way out for our own salvation Insha’Allah. Ameen
With Salaam and Regards