Hadith of the day about importance of asking forgiveness to Allah

Many of us commit many sins.  We make a lot of mistakes every day, secretly and publicly.  But do we ever sincerely pray to Allah to forgive our sins?  Do we ever feel sorry for our sins?  Ever wondered about life after death?  Often the answer is no.  But let us look at the life of our prophet, who never once made a mistake.

Hadith of the day in Arabic

وعن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال‏:‏ سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول‏:‏ ‏ "‏والله إني لأستغفر الله وأتوب إليه في اليوم أكثر من سبعين مرة ‏"

Hadith of the day in English

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying: "By Allah, I seek Allah's forgiveness and repent to Him more than seventy times a day." [Al-Bukhari].

What we need to understand from today's hadith

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) never made a mistake and apologized to Allaah many times a day.  But we who make a thousand mistakes do not even apologize once in a while.

Allah is Merciful.  Allah forgives any of our mistakes.  He could have made us good people who have done nothing wrong.  But did not.  Instead he gave us the wisdom we need to understand what we need to think.  God knows we make mistakes.  Therefore, Allah stretches out His hands to us to forgive our sins.  But we are ignorant of Allah.

For a believer, it is essential that his life be without blemish.  Allah is Merciful.  All we have to do is ask for His mercy.  If the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not do anything wrong, how many times a day should we ask forgiveness from Allaah?  May Allah include us among those who forgive sins…..Ameen

Read related Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (s)

وعن أبي حمزة أنس بن مالك الأنصارى خادم رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، رضي الله عنه قال‏:‏ قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏:‏ ‏"‏ لله أفرح بتوبة عبده من أحدكم سقط على بعيره وقد أضله في أرض فلاة ‏"‏ ‏(‏‏(‏متفق عليه‏)‏‏)‏‏.‏ وفى رواية لمسلم‏:‏ لله أشد فرحا بتوبة عبده حين يتوب إليه من أحدكم كان على راحلته بأرض فلاة، فانفلتت منه وعليها طعامه وشرابه فأيس منها، فأتى شجرة فاضطجع في ظلها، وقد أيس من راحلته، فبينما هو كذلك إذا هو بها، قائمة عنده ، فأخذ بخطامها ثم قال من شدة الفرح‏:‏ اللهم أنت عبدي وأنا ربك، أخطأ من شدة الفرح‏"‏‏.‏

Anas bin Malik Al-Ansari (MayAllah be pleased with him) the servant of the Messenger of Allah narrated: Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "Verily, Allah is more delighted with the repentance of His slave than a person who lost his camel in a desert land and then finds it (unexpectedly)". [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]. In another version of Muslim, he said: "Verily, Allah is more pleased with the repentance of His slave than a person who has his camel in a waterless desert carrying his provision of food and drink and it is lost. He, having lost all hopes (to get that back), lies down in shade and is disappointed about his camel; when all of a sudden he finds that camel standing before him. He takes hold of its reins and then out of boundless joy blurts out: 'O Allah, You are my slave and I am Your Rubb'.He commits this mistake out of extreme joy".

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