Surah Fatir, Verse 45:
وَلَوْ يُؤَاخِذُ اللَّهُ النَّاسَ بِمَا كَسَبُوا مَا تَرَكَ عَلَىٰ ظَهْرِهَا مِن دَابَّةٍ وَلَٰكِن يُؤَخِّرُهُمْ إِلَىٰ أَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى فَإِذَا جَاءَ أَجَلُهُمْ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ بِعِبَادِهِ بَصِيرًا
And if Allah were to punish men for that which they earned, He would not leave a moving (living) creature on the surface of the earth, but He gives them respite to an appointed term, and when their term comes, then verily, Allah is Ever AllSeer of His slaves.
Allah informs us that He wouldn’t leave even a single creature if He were to repay everyone for their sins. Not the ustadh, or the regular muslim, or the non-believer… Every son of adam is a sinner. We sin despite how Perfect He is Suhbanu wata ala, despite us been in need of Him always, we still do, How merciful indeed Our Lord is.
And He (swt) continues to say that He gives us respite to an appointed time…and when that time comes, nothing can change it [16:61], either utter destruction or mercy must envelope us.
…Every son of adam is a sinner and the best of them are those who repent. [Sunan ibn majah, sahih]
And the best time for repentance is here, for the prophet (saw) said about ramadan its beginning is mercy, its middle is forgiveness, and its ending is liberation from the Hellfire.” (Ibn Khuzaymah Vol. 3, Hadith 191).
Its no wonder the prophet (saw) used to & also told us to make this special dua abundantly in the last 10 nights
Of ramadan: “Allahumma innaka afuwwun tuhibbul afwa fu’afu annaa. (O Allah, indeed you are the forgiver, you love to forgive, so forgive us) [Tirmidhi, ibn majah, Ahmed]
Oh Al-afuw, forgive & accept our repentance this ramadan, & also increase us in understanding of Your Qur’anic Gems, ameen.