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Benefits of Istighfaar 2

Assalamu Alaikum, Bismillah…..

It is almost a co-incidence and a great help from Allah I would say that after posting on Istighfaar: Gateway to Blessings Unlimited, I was reading the Qur’an and I found this ayah which is related to the topic I was discussing there. Alhamdulillah

“(The Messenger said) And you should ask forgiveness of your Lord: then return to Him and He will provide you with good provisions of life till an appointed term. And He will bestow His favours on everyone who deserves His favours. But if you turn away I am afraid you shall meet with the torment of a dreadful day.” (Surah Huud: 3)

Here Allah is telling His true believers through His chosen Messenger that they must seek His forgiveness should they commit any sin and that it must be followed by a return to Allah and submission to Him. Then Allah is assuring that ‘He will provide you with good provisions of life’.

The Arabic words used are ‘Mata’an Hasanan’ which can also be translated as ‘goodly enjoyment’.

So the reward for seeking forgiveness and turning to Allah in repentance are ‘good provisions’ and  ‘goodly enjoyment’ in this life.

Here I would like to emphasis that righteousness and piety never ruins one’s worldly life. We must dispel the notion some people have that piety and being truthful inevitably brings poverty, affliction and distress. Allah is assuring the righteous people that their life in this world will be happy should they honestly adopt the right and true Ibadah and Istighfaar in their day to day life.

Please read this also: BENEFITS OF ISTIGHFAR

Jazakumullah Khayr.

February 16, 2012 - Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. It simply shows Allah’s Mercy! It brings tears to one’s eyes…we, humans are sometimes so ungrateful!
    JazakAllah brother.

    Comment by OutspokenHijabi | February 17, 2012 | Reply

    • wa iyyaaki, dear sister.
      I feel we humans are most of the time ungrateful to Allah!

      Comment by MuQeet | February 17, 2012 | Reply

  2. ALLAH revealed this human fallacy and reality in surah Al-adiyat”Indeed mankind, to his Lord, is ungrateful”100:6.
    We cannot be grateful to ALLAH as it is due on us.We human being are so helpless against his might that we need his mercy to be truly thankful to him.

    Comment by Atiyab | February 24, 2012 | Reply

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