As Salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu
Hope for Sinners
إِلَّا مَن تَابَ وَآمَنَ وَعَمِلَ عَمَلًا صَالِحًا فَأُولَـٰئِكَ يُبَدِّلُ اللَّهُ سَيِّئَاتِهِمْ حَسَنَاتٍ ۗ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ غَفُورًا رَّحِيمًا
“Except for those who repent, believe and do good deeds.
For those, Allah will replace their sins with good deeds and Allah is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful”
(Surah Al-Furqan 25:70)
In one of my favorite passages in the Qur’an, Allah mentions this powerful verse of hope for those of us who have fallen into sin. After mentioning that fornication, murder and polytheism lead to the Hellfire; Allah reminds us that as long as we are alive we have a chance to repent.
Not only will this repentance erase the sins from our records, but Allah will replace them with good deeds out of His Supreme Mercy. This verse is an amazing motivator and hope-giver for those of us who feel we have strayed too far away to turn back. No matter what we have done in our lives, it is never too late to repent, as long as we are alive and our repentance is sincere.
Source: Verse of the Day Collection by Abu Muawiyah Ismail Kamdar