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05-21-2009, 11:32 PM
The Second Message: The Wound’s Cure

I seek refuge with Allah, the All-Hearing the All-Knowing from Satan, the outcast,

In the name of Allah the Most Beneficent the Most Merciful,

Oh Allah, send Your prayers of mercy upon Mohammed and his family as You have sent upon Ibrahim and for Ibrahim's family. You are the Most Praiseworthy, the Glorified. Oh Allah, send Your blessings upon Mohammed and his family as You set upon Ibrahim and for Ibrahim's family. You are the Most Praiseworthy, the Glorified.

My Beloved in Allah,

Did you fulfill the previous assignment?

I wonder who was first at Allah's door seeking forgiveness (Istighfar) ?

O' Allah make us amongst your slaves who are foremost in performing righteous deeds

Our second assignment is inspired from Allah's the all Mighty- saying:

And (commanding you): {Seek the forgiveness of your Lord, and turn to Him in repentance} (Hud:3)

‘Awn Ibn Abdullah said: The wrongdoings of those who repent to Allah are right in front of their eyes. Their eyes are always full of regret. They are never content as they constantly remember their wounds. [ Alhelya: (251/4)]

Sins are wounds, and repentance is its cure:

"Or do those who earn evil deeds think that We shall hold them equal with those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah - Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, in their present life and after their death? Worst is the judgment that they make." (Al Jathiya: 21)
This verse was read by the great companion Tamim el Dary -may Allah be pleased with him- during his night prayer. He repeated it while crying until the sun rose. Narrated by Ibn Aby Shaibah and Abdulla ibn Ahmed in Zawa2ed el Zohd"

Today, We'll renew our repentance from our sins.

We want to renew our repentance from time loss...as it's a sign of detestation.

We want to renew our repentance from our discourteous behavior with our lord.

Let's repent from our lack of fear and glorification of our lord.

Let's repent from the turning of our hearts away from Allah the All Loving.

Let's repent from our ungratefulness towards Allah who is showering us with His generosity, kindness and favors.

Let's repent from our secret sins, which we fear to meet Him with and because of which we might find our balance of deeds empty.

Let's repent from our tongues' sins such as lying, slander, tattling, vilification and fabrication.

Let's repent from not lowering our gaze from looking at the forbidden

Write down ten sins that you want to stop doing before Ramadan, and we'll talk about that later.

Keep your tongue busy with a lot of Isteghfar (seeking forgiveness),

Keep your heart busy with humbleness, humiliation and shyness from Allah

Keep your body busy with supplication in humility and humbleness.

{And all of you beg Allah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful.}(An-Noor 31)

You can read this lecture which might give you more inspiration over the meaning of repentance.

(I wish I could repent)


Today, let's repent with a deeper perspective of the meaning of repentance.

We want it to be true and sincere.

We want to repent from our negligence, nonfeasance and sins.

We will define what we want to repent from in details.

This way, it will be a true repentance, consequently we should feel differently.

Our eyes won't rest to sleep until we know that Allah has accepted us and is pleased with us.

Make your repentance during the darkness of the night, in a time of isolation from the world and prepare for it with a lot of Istighfar (seeking forgiveness) and with a sincere night prayer. Supplicate in humility during Prostration ...

Start a new era with Allah .. I ask Allah to guide us to this sincere repentance.

Written By Sheikh Hany Hilmy


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