Nazma learns that Allah is All-Forgiving
Nazma had just done a bad thing. Now she was so worried and didn’t know what to do. She didn’t want Allah to be angry with her and she felt bad for doing it. She wished she hadn’t done it. Nazma was so worried so she sat in her room quietly and began to cry.
Her mum came looking for her and came to her room. “Nazma,” she said as she saw her daughter upset, “what’s wrong? Why are you crying?”
“Mama, I did a bad thing. I wish I didn’t do it. I don’t want Allah to be angry with me,” Nazma cried to her mum.
“Oh, Nazma, we are all human and we all make mistakes. If you feel bad for what you have done and you don’t want Allah to be angry with you, then this is what you need to do. And I want you to listen to this carefully,” her mum told her.
“If you ever make a mistake or do something wrong, for example if you upset or hurt someone, first apologise to them sincerely. Ask them to forgive you. And then no matter what you might have done, you sincerely ask Allah to forgive you. You say Astagfirullah (I seek forgiveness from Allah) and you talk to Allah. You make the intention to never do that thing again and you tell Him how sorry you are. Okay?”
“Really, Mama? Then will Allah be happy with me? I really hope so,” Nazma asked her mum.
“My child, always remember that Allah loves those who repent and those who ask for forgiveness sincerely. If you apologise and you really mean it, Allah will forgive you. After all, Allah is the most Merciful (Ya Raheem) and the All-Forgiving (Ya Ghafoor).”
(Ya Raheem and Ya Ghafoor are 2 of Allah’s names.)
Moral of the story
If you do something wrong and you wish you hadn’t done it, say Astagfirullah (I seek forgiveness from Allah) and ask Allah to forgive you. Allah is the most Merciful and the All-Forgiving.