True repentance is not merely a feeling, or proclamation of words without sincerity of purpose, but a honest effort on one's part to feel the guilt....
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During this Ay’yamul Ta’abudaat a concerted effort is being made by mumineen throughout the world, to inculcate the noble virtue....
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As stated in my first ‘write up’ during Ay’aamul Ta’abudaat that I would try to read and share my views with netizens on the subject of.....
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In the previous ‘write up’ I had made a reference that -the first and foremost is recognition of one’s sin as sin, which largely depends upon.....
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Life is a journey, and all religions of the world ascribe to this view. This world (hayula’h) is viewed as a turbulent ocean, froth with many......
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True repentance is not merely a feeling, or proclamation of words without sincerity of purpose, but a honest effort on one's part to feel the guilt of having committed a wrong act, be it against the tenets of Deen, or against his fellow brethren etc: and to rectify it and also to seek forgiveness, from the one wronged.
Istigfar to be an effective and spiritually uplifting penance, should include a solemn promise or firm resolve, not like our usual run of the mill type New Year resolutions, which have a very short self life and merely give us a good feel factor at the beginning of each year.
Istigfar is a firm resolve not to repeat the transgression, or hurt inflicted, and to try and recompense for the wrong done, and negate the harmful effect of the wrong done to a particular person or a group. Merely proclaiming loud and clear I RESOLVE TO will not do, one has to be firm in faith and act upon the resolve., and that is the most difficult part, and precisely to achieve this we need and will have to seek the doa mubarak of Aqa Moula (TUS) and to act upon it during this Ay’aamul Taa’buda’t.
Repentance is the characteristic of the human being, that sets it apart from animals. We can overcome our baser instincts, that are inherent in us, and whose sole purpose is to impede our spiritual growth, by istigfar, which has the capacity to change our course, and by it, the noble virtues find a favorable environment to thrive and grow, and fight and overcome the evil forces, that try to dominate.
Repentance depends upon the nature of a person’s consciousness and the strength of his faith. Today as we the mumineen of Kolkata go to attend the first Taheri Mohalla Darees and muzakera’at at Saifee Masjid, I hope and pray that many will make a firm resolve to seek istigfar in the true and pure sense of the word, during Ay’aamul Taa’buda’t I also hope to write and read more on the subject and share my thoughts. Hope many netizens will share their thoughts and their resolve and more important, how they achieved to overcome the hurdles in their triumph to repent – as istigfar it is the most difficult and most noble virtue.
May Allah grant our beloved Aqa Moula (TUS) sehato-aafiyat-ta- kiyamat. Ameen.