Book Name:Tauba karnay walon kay liye inamaat

Repentance and Abul Bashar

Sayyiduna Hasan Basri رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has narrated that when Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ accepted the repentance of Sayyiduna Aadam عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّنَا وَعَـلَـيْهِ الـصَّلٰوةُ وَالـسَّلَام, the angels congratulated him and Sayyiduna Jibra`eel and Sayyiduna Mika`eel عَـلَـيْـهِمَا الـصَّلٰوةُ وَالـسَّـلَام approached
him and humbly said, ‘O Aadam! May your eyes be cool by virtue of the acceptance of repentance from Allah
عَزَّوَجَلَّ’. Sayyiduna Aadam عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّنَا وَعَـلَـيْهِ الـصَّلٰوةُ وَالـسَّلَام said, ‘O Jibra`eel! If there is a question even after this repentance then what will my status be?’ Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ sent a revelation to him, ‘O Aadam! You have left tiredness, worry and repentance for your offspring in inheritance. Whoever calls upon me, I will listen to his call as I have heard your call and the one who seeks forgiveness from Me, I will grant him because I am close and the One Who answers a Du’a. O Aadam! I will raise the repenters from the graves in a state that they will be happy and will be smiling and their Du’a will be answered.’ (Ihya-ul-‘Uloom, vol. 4, pp. 7)


مغفرت کا ہوں تجھ سے سُوالی                   پھیرنا اپنے در سے نہ خالی

   مجھ گنہگار کی اِلتجاء ہے       یا خدا تجھ سے میری دُعا ہے


صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب       صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد


Dear Islamic brothers! The repenter is very fortunate because Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ likes the person who sincerely repents; He عَزَّوَجَلَّ also blesses them with favours. Furthermore, it has also been learnt that the repenter becomes so close and so favourite to Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ that his Du’as are then answered. But regretfully! Despite gaining so many favours we are busy disobeying our Lord عَزَّوَجَلَّ and we delay in making repentance. Considering life sufficient we should immediately repent. The state of our pious predecessors رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی was that when they were given any piece of advice and were persuaded to repent, then they used to become overwhelmed with the fear of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and then these righteous personages would make such true repentance that they would remain steadfast on it until their demise.