Far but not forgotten

O Allah, help our brothers and sisters all over the globe. O Allah, have mercy on those who have passed. Heal the sick. Help the needy. Feed the hungry. Clothe the destitute. Lift up the oppressed. Make firm their feet. Strengthen their resolve. Increase them in faith.

Help them. O Allah help them. O Allah, they have no helper other than You. And You are the Best Protector and the Best Supporter. O Allah, You are more Merciful to them than us. So have mercy on them. And forgive us. Accept from us. And join us with them, and those who You love, in Your Gardens of Peace.

Repent.

One of the people of the salaf said: “Verily, Allah’s rights are far too heavy for the slaves to fulfill, and indeed, the favors of Allah are far too many for the slaves to count. However, wake up as repentants, and go to sleep as repentants.” [Al-Musannaf, 7/182]

Those who repent, and believe, and reform themselves, and perform good deeds, they are indeed the ones who truly repent (25:71). Allah will guide them unto Him (13:27, 42:13). He will forgive them, again and again (20:82), accept their repentance (5:39), change their evil actions into good deeds (25:70), and enter them into Paradise (19:60). For indeed, Allah loves those who always repent (2:222).

For the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “All the sons of Adam are sinners, but the best of the sinners are those who often repent.” Reported in Sunan At-Tirmidhi (2499) and Ibn Majah (2451) on the authority of Anas ibn Malik.