Do we know that there is hidden treasure in asking Allah’s forgiveness? As such have we ever thought of the several benefits that come as a result of asking Allah’s forgiveness?
We should make it a habit to beseech Allah’s forgiveness as much as we can. We will receive numerous benefits for doing so. Allah Ta’ala says in the Noble Qur’an: Ask forgiveness from your Lord; for He is Oft-Forgiving. (71:10) It is a reason for the rains to fall, increase in wealth, increased strength, a good life. Life is good to those who are righteous and Allah’s fearing. It is also good to those who return to Allah in repentance, asking forgiveness, and compensating for our sins by engaging in good deeds. This is because when we seek forgiveness, it protect us from persisting in sin. We are realizing and acknowledging our mistakes, not rationalizing them. It placates our fears. In a Hadith it says: Whoever ask Allah’s forgiveness often, Allah will give them relief from every worry… (Abu Dawood)