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Explain Hadith it is said that a man asks forgiveness and has been forgiven even after repeating the sin

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i have doubts about hadiths i will just give the no,book .volume of the hadith i would like you to display the hadith as well as the doubt i am asking and these are as follows:

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7)in hadith qudsi (hadith no.33)

it is said that a man asks forgiveness and has been forgiven even after repeating the sin .is this true ?i would like you to explain me this hadith if i have got the wrong point.

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8)in hadith qudsi (hadith no 29)

it says about if a best friend is lost(dead) and a beleiver bears ir patiently he has got paradise .

my question is

will `paradise` be given in this case when a beleiver has lost an unbeliever friend?

what does the hadith mean by bearing the loss patiently?

i would like you to explain ,me this .if i have got the points wrong

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Forgiveness of Allah

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question: in hadith qudsi (hadith no.33)

it is said that a man asks forgiveness and has been forgiven even after repeating the sin .is this true ?i would like you to explain me this hadith if i have got the wrong point.

 

Hadith Qudsi 33

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: A servant [of Allah's] committed a sin and said: O Allah, forgive me my sin. And He (Glorified and Exalted be He) said: My servant has committed a sin and has known that he has a Lord who forgives sins and punishes for them. Then he sinned again and said: O Lord, forgive me my sin. And He (Glorified and Exalted be He) said: My servant has committed a sin and has known that he has a Lord who forgives sins and punishes for them. Then he sinned again and said: O Lord, forgive me my sin. And He (Glorified and Exalted be He) said: My servant has committed a sin and has known that he has a Lord who forgives sins and punishes for sins. Do what you wish, for I have forgiven you.

 

Without an iota of a doubt, if one who has sinned is indeed ashamed at his transgression, admits his sins to his Lord, and turns back to Him in sincere repentance seeking forgiveness from the Lord Most Gracious, it is expected he will find his Lord Merciful and Forgiving.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumur verses 53-54:

(O Prophet) say: O My servants who have wronged their own souls.Do not despair of Allahs Mercy! Surely, Allah forgives all sins. He indeed is the All Forgiving, All Merciful. Return to your Lord and submit to Him before the scourge overtakes you; for then you may get no help from anywhere.

 

Beloved brother in Islam, such is the Mercy and Grace of the Lord Most Gracious on His believing slaves, that if one were to sin, turn back to Him seeking sincere repentance, and strive to do good righteous deeds thereafter.. the Magnanimity of our Lord Most Majestic is such that not only does the Lord Most Gracious forgive the sins of such a believer, but He has promised to change those evil deeds into good deeds in the believers Book of Records with Him!!!

 

How blessed and fortunate are those who constantly turn back to their Lord seeking His Forgiveness! How blessed and fortunate are those who have believed in their Lord Creator, Who is indeed the Most Merciful of all those who show mercy.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 25 Surah Furqaan verses 63-71:

The (true) servants of the Merciful are those who walk humbly on the earth. When the ignorant people behave insolently towards them, they say, Peace to you; (And those) who pass their nights in prostrating themselves and standing before their Lord and pray, O our Lord, save us from the torment of Hell, for its torment is killing! It is an evil abode, and an evil resting place. (And those) who, when they spend are neither extravagant, nor miserly, but keep the golden mean between the two extremes. (And those) who do not invoke any god but Allah Alone, nor kill a soul unjustly, which Allah has forbidden, nor commit adultery He who does this shall be punished for his sin, and his torment shall be doubled on the Day of Resurrection, and he shall abide in a state of ignominy; EXCEPT THE ONE WHO MAY HAVE REPENTED (AFTER THOSE SINS), AND HAVE BELIEVED AND DONE RIGHTEOUS DEEDS. For then, Allah will change his evil deeds into good deeds, and He is very Forgiving and Merciful. In fact, one who repents and does righteous deeds, returns to Allah as one rightly should!


 

Your Question: it is said that a man asks forgiveness and has been forgiven even after repeating the sin

Allow us to give you an example to explain the reality of the hadith: Say a person happens to be in the company of evil, and swayed by his emotions he drinks some wine. Soon thereafter he realizes the gravity of his sin, feels absolutely ashamed at his transgression of the Law and Command of His Lord, immediately turns back to his Lord seeking sincere repentance, and makes a solemn covenant with Him that he will never ever approach wine again.it is expected that Allah Subhanah will accept his repentance and forgive him his sin.

 

At a later date, he finds himself in evil company again, and again he is swayed by his emotions and happens to drink wine.soon thereafter he remembers the covenant he made with his Lord, realizes the gravity of his sin, feels absolutely ashamed at his transgression again, and turns back to his Lord seeking sincere repentance..it is expected that He will find his Lord Merciful and Forgiving again and again.

 

Regardless of how many times this slave of Allah is swayed by conditions and emotions and as a result falls into sin, provided he is sincere in his repentance each time, it is expected he will find his Lord Oft-Forgiving and Merciful.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verse 135-136:

Allah likes such good people very much, who, if ever they commit a base deed or wrong their own soul by the commission of a sin, remember Allah instantly, and ask for forgiveness from Him for their shortcomings. For who, but Allah, can forgive sins? (And Allah loves those) who do not knowingly persist in the wrongs they did. These will be rewarded with forgiveness from Allah, and with Gardens beneath which canals flow, and they will reside therein forever! How excellent is the reward of those who do good deeds!

 

But those sinners will not be forgiven who pre-plan to commit sin with the intention that after they have sinned they will seek forgiveness; then pre-plan the sin again with the intent that they will repent later, or persist in their sin with the intent that they will seek repentance just before their death..such sinners try to make a mockery of the Mercy and Grace of the Lord Most High with their pre-planned sinning and meaningless repentance.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verses 17-18:

17 Allah accepts the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and repent soon afterwards; to them will Allah turn in mercy; for Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.

18 Of no effect is the repentance of those who continue to do evil until death faces one of them and he says "Now have I repented indeed"; nor of those who die rejecting faith: for them have We prepared a punishment most grievous.

 

Your Question: in hadith qudsi (hadith no 29):

it says about if a best friend is lost(dead) and a beleiver bears ir patiently he has got paradise .
my question is will `paradise` be given in this case when a beleiver has lost an unbeliever friend?
what does the hadith mean by bearing the loss patiently?

i would like you to explain ,me this .if i have got the points wrong

 

Hadith Qudsi 29

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said that Allah, Glorified and Exalted is He, Says: My faithful servant's reward from Me, if I have taken to Me his best friend from amongst the inhabitants of the world and he has then borne it patiently for My sake, shall be nothing less than Paradise.

 

Although the above hadith only mentions the reward of a believer who looses a close friend and he bears this loss patiently for the sake of Allah, there are several Aayahs in the Quran and authentic traditions of the Prophet (saws) where it is related that any loss a believer suffers, whether it be loss of a loved one, or close relative, or life, or health, or wealth, or property, etc.if when inflicted with the loss, the believer bears his loss and his pain patiently for the sake of Allah, and keeps his faith and trust firm in his Lord Most High, he have will a huge reward in the Hereafter.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verses 155-157:

155 Be sure We shall test you with something of fear, and hunger, some loss in goods or lives, or the fruits (of your toil); but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere.

156 Who say when afflicted with calamity: "To Allah we belong and to Him is our return."

157 They are those on whom (descend) blessings from Allah and Mercy, and they are the ones that receive guidance.

 

Tirmidhi reports from Abu Musa al-Ash'ari that the Prophet (saws) said: "When a child of a servant of Allah passes away, Allah says to the Angels: 'Did you take the soul of My servant's child?' They say: 'Yes.' He, the Almighty, says: 'Did you take away the apple of my servant's eye?' They say: 'Yes.' He, the Almighty says: 'What did My servant say at this?' They say: 'He praised You and said: "Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'a un (Verily we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return)." At this Allah says: ' Build for My servant a mansion in Paradise and call it the House of Praise (Bayt al-Hamd)'."

 

Suhaib ibn Sinan narrated that the Prophet (saws) said: "How remarkable is the case of the believer! There is good for him in everything, but this is not the case for anyone except for the believer. When the believer receives any good, he is thankful to Allah, and gets a reward. And when some misfortune befalls him, he endures it patiently, for which he is (also) rewarded."

 

Anas ibn Maalik narrates: "I heard the Prophet (saws) saying: 'Allah says: "When I afflict a servant of mine with respect to his two most beloved things (meaning his eyes), and he endures it patiently, I grant him paradise in return'."

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.544 Narrated by Aisha

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "No calamity befalls a Muslim but that Allah expiates some of his sins because of it, even though it were the prick he receives from a thorn."

 

Your Question: will `paradise` be given in this case when a beleiver has lost an unbeliever friend?
If a believer is grieved at the loss of life of an unbelieving (or believing) friend, and the believer bears the loss patiently only for the sake of Allah Subhanah, he will have his due reward in the Presence of the Majestic Loss for his patience.

 

Beloved brother, it is neither the quality or quantity of the loss that determines his reward; but rather it is the state, attitude, and character that the believer displays when afflicted with a loss which will determine his reward.

 

Your Question: what does the hadith mean by bearing the loss patiently?

When afflicted with any loss or calamity, regardless of whether it be the loss of life, health, wealth, or property, etc., the believer immediately recognizes that his loss is no more than a temporary trial from his Lord. When afflicted with any calamity, the believer who is patient would immediately declare Inna lillahe wa inna Ilayhe rajeoon (To Allah we belong, and to Him Alone is our return), wholeheartedly accepts his trial and his condition laid upon him by his Lord Most High, keep his faith and trust firm in Him Alone, and remain constant in imploring his Lord to make his trial easy for him. Furthermore, he would do and say nothing except what is Pleasing and Acceptable to His Lord. Such acts and deeds of one when afflicted with a calamity would signify that this slave of Allah has borne his loss patiently and kept his trust and faith firm in none save His Lord Most High Alone.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 2.390 Narrated by Anas bin Malik

We went with Allah's Messenger (saws) to the blacksmith Abu Saif, and he was the husband of the wet-nurse of Ibrahim (the son of the Prophet (saws)). Allah's Messenger (saws) took (his son) Ibrahim, and kissed him, and smelled him, and later we entered Abu Saif's house and at that time Ibrahim was in his last breaths (dying), and the eyes of Allah's Messenger (saws) started shedding tears. 'Abdur Rahman bin 'Auf said, "O Allah's Messenger (saws), even you are weeping!" He (saws) replied, "O Ibn 'Auf, this (weeping) is mercy." Then he (saws) wept more and said, "The eyes are shedding tears and the heart is grieved, and we will not say anything except that what pleases our Lord. O Ibrahim! Indeed we are grieved by your separation."

 

Conversely, the one who is impatient when afflicted with a calamity would shout, scream, abuse, wail, and blame everyone and everything around him for his loss. Or he would start imagining and assigning blame for the loss on some imaginary unseen powers claiming his loss is the work of some jinn, or magic, or bad luck, or because he did not pay a visit or fulfill the required rite of some pagan deity, etc. Such a one would become sick with pain and depression, loose hope, and start seeking help from imaginary unseen things like the jinn, magic, or pagan deities to alleviate his sufferings! Such a person neither recognizes the source of his calamity, nor calls upon or seeks help from the One Who Alone can alleviate his conditionbut instead knocks on every door of falsehood which can neither help him nor improve his condition. Such an ungrateful and impatient person neither knows his Lord Who Created him, nor puts his trust in Him, nor seeks His help, but assumes himself and his false deities to be self-sufficient in this world. Allah Subhanah does not love, bless, or show Mercy on such obstinate, impatient, and ungrateful people.

 

If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

 

Burhan

 


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