Do you wish to have more ?
Do you wish to get married?
Do you wish to have a children?
Do you wish to get a job?
Do you wish to get healthy and get cured?
Do you wish that all your problems go away? Are you really serious to spend just 5 minutes each day to commit to an act of worship?
I have the answer to all your wishes, if you are interested please keep reading……
A man came to Sheikh Abdul Aziz Ibn Baz complaining that he wishes to have a child and that has been waiting for seven years but no luck……. Sheikh Ibn Baz answered him with one sentence, he said: Increase Istighfaar (Asking
Allah for forgiveness by saying AstaghfirulLAH) Sincerely and stop sinning. After one year this man came back to Sheikh Ibn Baz and said: Ya Sheikh I got the child I wanted AlhamdulilLah.
A man came to the famous Sheikh Al Hassan Al Basri and said: The sky is not raining. Al Hassan said: commit to lots of Astaghfirullah. Another man walked in and said to Al Hassan: I suffer from poverty. Al Hassan answered: seek forgiveness by saying Astaghfirullah lots. Then another man walked in and said to Al Hassan: My wife does not bare children. Al Hassan said: seek forgiveness by saying Astaghfirullah lots. The people who were present at the Majlis of sheikh Al Hassan said: how come every time someone comes to you with an issue you just recommend Istighfaar? Sheikh Al Hassan answered: Didn’t you read the words of Allah when HE says:
ﻓَﻘُﻠْﺖُ ﺍﺳْﺘَﻐْﻔِﺮُﻭﺍ ﺭَﺑَّﻜُﻢْ ﺇِﻧَّﻪُ ﻛَﺎﻥَ ﻏَﻔَّﺎﺭًﺍ 10 ( ﻳُﺮْﺳِﻞِ ﺍﻟﺴَّﻤَﺎﺀَ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻜُﻢْ ﻣِﺪْﺭَﺍﺭًﺍ ) 11 ( ﻭَﻳُﻤْﺪِﺩْﻛُﻢْ ﺑِﺄَﻣْﻮَﺍﻝٍ ﻭَﺑَﻨِﻴﻦَ ﻭَﻳَﺠْﻌَﻞْ ﻟَﻜُﻢْ ﺟَﻨَّﺎﺕٍ ﻭَﻳَﺠْﻌَﻞْ ﻟَﻜُﻢْ ﺃَﻧْﻬَﺎﺭًﺍ ﴾
And said, ‘Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Indeed, He is ever a Perpetual Forgiver. He will send [rain from] the sky upon you in [continuing] showers, And give you increase in wealth and children and provide for you gardens and provide for you rivers. [71:10-12]. Allahu Akbar, all these is just in Dunya…..what about the Akhirah!!? Isn’t it enough that Istighfaar protects the believer from the punishment. Allah promised not to punish us for our mistakes in two conditions, the first: while the Prophet Mohammad peace be upon him is among us and we all know that chance is no longer valid. The second condition was seeking forgiveness Allah says:
﴿ﻭَﻣَﺎ ﻛَﺎﻥَ ﺍﻟﻠَّﻪُ ﻟِﻴُﻌَﺬِّﺑَﻬُﻢْ ﻭَﺃَﻧْﺖَ ﻓِﻴﻬِﻢْ ﻭَﻣَﺎ ﻛَﺎﻥَ ﺍﻟﻠَّﻪُ ﻣُﻌَﺬِّﺑَﻬُﻢْ ﻭَﻫُﻢْ ﻳَﺴْﺘَﻐْﻔِﺮُﻭﻥَ
But Allah would not punish them while you, [O Muhammad], are among them, and Allah would not punish them while they seek forgiveness [8:33].
So this is a promise from the Lord of heavens and earths, what more do you need to start implementing this in your life? Our fourth Khalifa of Islam imam Ali Bin Abi Talib may Allah be pleased with him said: It is surprising to see someone perish while he has the tool of survival, they said: what is it? He said: Al Istighfaar. Allahu Akbar. Why cant we commit to say AstaghfirulLah 100x or 1000x minimum on daily basis after each salaat? To be continued in shaa Allah. BUT whilst you seek for forgiveness, strive to stop the sins else your istighfaar won’t even get anywhere. May ALLAH aid us in implementing this simple act. Aameen.