Jo naa kaam hotaa rahe ‘umrbhar bhi, baharhaal koshish to aashiq na chodhe. Ye rishtaa muhabbat kaa kaaim hi rakh-khe, jo so baar tute to so baar jhode
Even if for a lifetime one keeps slipping, never should effort be given up. Even if a hundred times the connection of love (with Allah ta’ala) is broken, so a hundred times should it be reconnected.
Hope should never be given up. He is ready to accept no matter how much filth we have seen with our eyes, or heard with our ears, or how much haraam we have spoken with our tongues, or how many haraam places we have walked to with our feet, yet Allah ta’ala is prepared to accept us.
We need to acknowledge our sins to Allah ta’ala Who is so Merciful, so Forgiving, so Kind. He is waiting, giving us opportunities after opportunities like special days, special nights and the whole month of Ramadhaan.
“O My servants, irrespective of how far you have distanced yourself from Me, I am your Allah! I am Most Forgiving, Most Merciful. Come, come and take a dive in the ocean of Tawbah!”
Even if the sins are committed again and again so repent again and again. Many people ask what the benefit is of repenting when one is bound to commit sins again and again. This is a ploy of Shaytaan to mislead us. Isn’t it better for a person to have one charge against him rather than thousands? If thousands of charges are dropped with Tawbah and Istighfaar and with the shame and remorse which is expressed and only one charge remains, then isn’t that of great benefit?
Shaykh Yunus Patel Sahib’s (Raheemahullaah) Short Inspirational Audio