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yasin3683
08-28-2010 @ 9:24 PM    Notify Admin about this post
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An Important Reminder Related to Sincere Repentance

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Another example which shows how the Salaf viewed this matter is illustrated in the story of the repentance of Al Habeeb Abu Muhammad (rahimahullaah). It is mentioned that he was a wealthy merchant who used to lend money to those in need, but with a stipulation that the debtor repays the loan along with interest. One day while Al Habeeb was leaving his home he passed by a group of young boys who upon seeing him began to chant:

Here comes the man who deals in interest!

Upon hearing this, Al Habeeb lowered his head in humiliation and said:

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Oh Allaah! You have exposed my affair even to these young boys!


Al Habeeb then returned home, gathered his wealth and said:

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Oh my Lord! I am a slave, and I seek to purchase myself with this wealth, so please free me.
  

In the morning, Al Habeeb donated all of his wealth in charity and thereafter he began to diligently busy himself with the worship Allaah.

It is mentioned that from that time on, if anyone saw Al Habeeb, he would either be fasting, or indulged in prayer and remembrance of Allaah.

It took place that after some time Al Habeeb passed by a group of youth who upon seeing him mentioned:

Lower your voices. Here comes Al Habeeb, the devoted worshiper!

Upon hearing this Al Habeeb said:

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Oh Allaah! At times You admonish, and other times You praise. Indeed this is all from You.


The people of his time mentioned that Al Habeeb became in individual whose supplication was always accepted. (Tahtheeb al Kalaam 5/390)

Many lessons and points of reflection can be derived from this story. From amongst them:

1. When Al Habeeb realized that his affair became well known to the public, he immediately turned to Allaah in repentance and sought His forgiveness.

2. He did not become angry because of the information being spread, but rather he straight away concluded that his own sins were the cause of the public becoming aware of his faults.

3. Without delay Al Habeeb removed from his presence that which he had gained of wealth by way of sin. This is an indication of his true sincerity in repentance.

4.. Al Habeeb did not begin to inquire about who informed the youth of his sin, nor did he say that those who informed the youth had backbitten him. Instead, he grasped the most significant benefit derived from this occurrence, which is the fact that he has committed a wrong against his soul, and he is in need of Allaah's forgiveness.

5. Due to his true sincerity and eagerness to repent, Allaah blessed Al Habeeb by rectifying his honor with the people, and He made him and individual whose supplication was always answered.  

In the actions of Al Habeeb are important lessons for the believers, and we should all try to gain from this tremendous story.


Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk  

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.  

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12-06-2010 @ 12:24 AM    Notify Admin about this post
Damilola Sadiq ibn Owodunni (Lagos, Nigeria || Eastern Province, KSA)
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A young man repents but goes back to sin, how can this be resolved?:
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Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says:
{قُلْ يَا عِبَادِيَ الَّذِينَ أَسْرَفُوا عَلَىٰ أَنفُسِهِمْ لَا تَقْنَطُوا مِن رَّحْمَةِ اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ جَمِيعًا ۚ إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ}

[Say: "O 'Ibadi (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.] (az-Zumar 39:53)

All scholars unanimously agreed that this noble Ayah was revealed to address repentant; whoever repents of their sins sincerely .... (continued on the [url=http://www.alifta.org/Fatawa/FatawaChapters.aspx?View=Page&PageID=749&PageNo=1&BookID=14]here[/url])

[url=http://www.alifta.org/Fatawa/FatawaChapters.aspx?View=Tree&NodeID=666&PageNo=1&BookID=14]Other Questions and Answers on Repentance[/url]






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