If Allah did not love us, He would have left us with the consequences of our actions.
If Allah did not love us, He would not have made His warnings clear and the description of His punishment so vivid and terrifying.
But His warnings never overpower the message and reminders of His Mercy. His Nearness. His Love.
If Allah did not love us, He would not have guided us. He would not have called us to His Forgiveness. To the tranquility that comes with His Remembrance. And the pleasures, delights, blessings that He has prepared for us in this life and in Paradise.
and Allah warns you to be cautious of His punishment; and Allah is full of Kindness to His slaves
The Most Forgiving
The Repeatedly Forgiving
The One Who loves to forgive
The One Who covers our flaws
The One Who erases our mistakes
as though they were never there
The One Who replaces our bad deeds
with good deeds when we repent
The One Who continuously accepts repentance
The One Who is Most Merciful to His servants
The One Whose Mercy exceeds everything.
“Tell My servants that I am indeed Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.”
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.
Ask and He will give.
Ask Him to forgive.
For we need to be forgiven.
For all the chances we were given.
For all the time we threw away.
For all the sins that we’ve committed.
And the instances we went astray.
Ask and He will forgive.
For He is the Most Forgiving,
Oft-Forgiving, Repeatedly Forgiving.
He is the One who pardons.
Who overlooks our shortcomings, our mistakes.
Who would choose punishment,
over a Most Merciful Lord?
Turn back to Him.
Ask Him to forgive.
Make a promise.
Follow a bad deed with a good deed,
and it will wipe it out.
As though the sin was never there.
And what remains
is only good.