15. AL-GHAFFAAR – THE GREAT FORGIVER
The Most Forgiving Lord Who forgives the sins of His Slaves, both small and big, time and time again. He does not expose people’s shameful doings because of His Forgiveness.
How can you despair of the Mercy of your Lord when al-Ghaffaar is your Rabb? He forgives again and again, as long as you go to Him again and again!
An amazing hadith Qudsi reports that Allah ‘azza wa jalla states:
“O son of Adam, however much you call upon Me and place your hopes in Me, I will forgive you without any reservation. O son of Adam, if you have sins piling up to the clouds and then ask My forgiveness, I will forgive you without any reservation. O son of Adam, if you come to me with enough sins to fill the earth, and meet Me without associating anything as a partner with Me, I will come to you with enough forgiveness to fill the earth.”
“…O My servants, all of you are astray except for those I have guided, so seek guidance of Me and I shall guide you. O My servants, all of you are hungry except for those I have fed, so seek food of Me and I shall feed you. O My servants, all of you are naked except for those I have clothed, so seek clothing of Me and I shall clothe you. O My servants, you sin by night and by day, and I forgive all sins, so seek forgiveness of Me and I shall forgive you… O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to rise up in one place and make a request of Me, and were I to give everyone what he requested, that would not decrease what I have, any more than a needle decreases the sea if put into it…”