Lessons from the Dua’ of Adam (a)
“They both said: Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves and if you do not forgive and bestow upon us Your mercy, we shall certainly be of the losers” (Qur’an 7: 23)
- Yes, my mistake
Shari’a determines sin, whether it be a matter of belief, or actions, or mannerism or methodology. Having knowledge of sins is the only way to acknowledge sins. But People seem to acquire knowledge enough to defend their sins bringing up wrong- interpretation of the Qur’an and prophetic tradition. Some others find justifications in the life of the preachers for their sins. While others, misinterpret Islam, so as to mould to their desires and ideology. The consequence is that we could never acknowledge our mistakes.
When committing sin we are wronging, none other than us. The pain and despair after committing itself suggests how we are affected by a sin in this material life. What would be in the life hereafter?
- Forgiveness and Mercy
Once we accept out mistake, the next is to repent and ask for mercy. No, don’t get with the ‘too many good’ you did. We have a God who is the Oft- forgiving and most Merciful lord who is eager to bequeath us with His forgiveness and mercy.
- Among the losers?
Of course, we will be among the losers. Allah state, let it be sins that reaches the clouds of the skies, He is would forgive you. As for His mercy ninety nine percent of His mercy is reserved for His obedient servants. Further He bestowed us with several deeds to get forgiven. Yes, of course we are losers, if He does not bestow His forgiveness and mercy on us.
So, admit your sins, ask for forgiveness and mercy. Beware a day when you realize what you were doing all these days were nothing, but mistakes and sins and you can’t do anything about it.
“Oh Allah, we have wronged ourselves and if you do not forgive and bestow upon us Your mercy, we shall certainly be of the losers”