Al-Ghafoor - The Forgiver of Sins

God ﷻ is ‘The Forgiver of sin, the Acceptor of repentance’
— Surah Ghaafir, 40:3

On the authority of Anas (may Allah be well pleased with him) who said, “I heard the Messenger of God ﷺ say: Allah ﷻ said:

‘O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it’

The hadith above was related by at-Tirmidhī (also by Ahmad ibn Hanbal).

Its chain of authority is sound.

 

 

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