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Dealing with the Guilt of Sin | By brother Nouman Ali Khan
the reconnect part reminded me of this:"We're lost. We've lost our paths. We want to go back to Him, because at the end of the day we've realized nothing is worth it. But then its not easy. Every time we try, we get stuck somewhere. We almost give up. We're let down. Why? Because we're weak. And so we have to ask Him to help us. We have to make Dua again and again and again and we have to ask 'Him' to guide us. And He WILL help us. Even when we feel we're far faaar away,
-"And your Lord says, 'Call upon Me; I will respond to you.'." [40:60]
And we sit on the prayer mat, tears running down our cheeks, admit all the darkness that we're in, and ask Him to help us come out of the darkness into light.
-"Allah is the Wali (Protector or Guardian) of those who believe. He brings them out from darkness into light." [2:257]
....and when we walk one step to Him, He walks ten towards us. When we make a little effort, He makes it easy for us. How disconnected feel. How far, how lost we feel. But when we take our first step, He shortens that distance. Because He loves us. He is always near. He is forgiving. He is Merciful.
Its never too late as long as our hearts are still beating, He is giving us chances. And we will try. We will not give up. And He is near, 'always'. He'll help you and protect you.
Don't be upset, everyone goes through that phase of life when nothing seems to be right. But all what matters is you stand up back again, repent, re-connect to Him and keep trying.
-"And He found you lost, and guided you." [93:7]"
This hadith is really beautiful. Have you heard afasy reciting this one?the reconnect part reminded me of this:
On the authority of Anas (may Allah be pleased with him), who said:
I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say: Allah the Almighty said: O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it. It was related by at-Tirmidhi (also by Ahmad ibn Hanbal). Its chain of authorities is sound.