Saturday, September 18, 2010
Purification - Seeking Tawba/Tauba (Repentance)
Insha Allah this finds you in the best of health and Iman.
Iblis, better known as Shaitan, worshipped Allah (swt) the best compared to any of the Angels. Even though Iblis was a Jinn and not an Angel, Allah (swt) put him in the same category. When Allah (swt) commanded the Angels to do something, Iblis was included in with this command.
Iblis disobeyed Allah (swt) when the Angels were commanded to bow down to Adam. Iblis thought he was too good to bow down, then Allah (swt) cast him away. Iblis or Shaitan, never asked Allah (swt) for forgiveness because he thought he didn't need to repent, he thought he was too good to ask for repentance.
The Root Word for Iblis in Arabic means "one who gives up hope".
We as humans and servants of Allah (swt) have to admit when we make mistakes. We cannot ask for forgiveness unless we admit we made the mistake & not make excuses for it. Allah (swt) wants to forgive us & he enjoys forgiving but we have to ask for forgiveness with sincerity. Allah (swt) is waiting for us to ask for forgiveness.
Sometimes we feel that we don't need to ask for forgiveness, that Allah (swt) will forgive us anyway. THAT IS THE SAME MENTALLITY THAT IBLIS/SHAITAN HAD.