Surah Al Shura

                        He is the One that accepts
                       Repentance from His Servants
                            And forgives sins:
                             And He knows all
                               That you do.

                             And He listens to
                           Those who believe and
                        Do deeds of righteousness,
                          And gives them increase
                            Of His Bounty: but
                       For the Unbelievers there is
                            A terrrible Penalty

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                            Whatever misfortune
                        Happens to you, is because
                         Of the things your hands
                        Have wrought, and for many
                     (Of them) He grants forgiveness.

                       Nor can you frustrate (aught)
                       (Fleeing) through the earth;
                       Nor have you, besides Allah,
                       Anyone to protect or to help.

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Whatever  the  sin,  Allah  Subhanahu  wa Ta'ala's Mercy is open to sincere Repentance,  at  all times, until the decree of condemnation issues. To the prayers of the righteous He listens, and He gives them of His Bounty beyond their  deserts.  Every  time  they  do a little good, they are increased in their goodness. Every right impulse or aspiration is strengthened and leads to progressive spiritual advancement.

It may be objected that all prayers, even of good people, are not answered. The reply is:

1.that even everyone who is good does not necessarily know what is best for him, for the values in this life are curiously distorted;


2.on account of their want of knowledge, if everyone got all he asked for, there would be chaos and confusion, and "transgression beyond bounds through the earth". for the  different interests are so intermingled and balanced that some measure must be observed in people's wishes.

3.that all evil, all sorrow, all pain and affliction, are
things not normal, things twisted from the pure and holy nature as created by Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala's hands. As far as man  is concerned, his misfotunes are but the consequences of the things he has done. He must bear personal responsibilty for them and not throw the blame of on others.

Every  evil deed or word or thought must have its evil consequences: but if Allah  forgives   anything  -   and He forgives much - - let no one imagine that  he has defeated - or can defeat - Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala's Will or Plan.

The only help or protection that is possible is from Allah Subhanahu wa
Ta'ala. This  measure is best supplied by the watchful care of Allah
Subhanahu wa Ta'ala and His Perfect Knowledge of all our real needs. (Ref: Abdulla Yusuf Ali - May Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala Bless his soul)

             May Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala Bless and Grant you
        love, peace, kindness, happiness and harmony in your life.

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