“O My Devotees, who have committed excesses against their own selves, do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Surely, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed He is the most Forgiving, the Merciful.”
– Qur’an 39:53
Names or attributes of Allah (God) related to forgiveness :
1. Al-Ghafoor (The Most Forgiving):
This name occurs in the Qur’an more than 70 times.
2. Al-`Afuw (The Pardoner):
This has another part of forgiveness. This name occurs in the Qur’an 5 times.
3. Al-Tawwab (The Acceptor of Repentance):
This name of God is mentioned in the Qur’an about 11 times.
4. Al-Haleem (The Forebearing):
This name is mentioned 15 times in the Qur’an.
5. Al-Rahman and Al-Raheem (The Most Merciful and Compassionate):
These names are the most frequent in the Qur’an. Al-Rahman is mentioned 57 times and Al-Raheem is mentioned 115 times.
Allah’s forgiveness is always there for a SINCERE repenter.
“Repentance of liars is lip service, for true repentance liberates one from sins.”
-Rabia al Basri
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