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Reminder from Todays Committee Meeting: Don't leave istighfar:

Reminder from Todays Committee Meeting: Don't leave istighfar:

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2015-03-04 @ 17:05
Don't leave istighfar:
Don't leave istighfar:
A man once came to al-Hasan al-Basri and complained to him: “The sky does 
not shower us with rain.” He replied: “Seek Allah’s forgiveness (i.e. say 
أستغفر ألله).”
Then another person came to him and said, “I complain of poverty.” He 
replied: “Seek Allah’s forgiveness."
Then another person came to him and complained, “My wife is barren; she 
cannot bear children.” He replied: “Seek Allah’s forgiveness."
The people who were present, said to al-Hasan: “Everytime a person came to
you complaining, you instructed them to seek Allah’s forgiveness?”
Al-Hasan al-Basri said, “Have you not read the statement of Allah? 'I said
"Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Truly He is Oft-Forgiving. He will send 
rain to you in abundance; increase you in wealth and children; grant you 
gardens and bestow on you rivers."'" [Nuh (71):10-12]
There are two things in the earth that give a person safety and security 
from the punishment of Allah. The first has been removed, whilst the 
second still remains. As for the first, it was the Messenger of Allah (صلي
ألله عليه و سلم).
“Allah would not punish them while you were among them.” [al-Anfal (8):33]
As for the second, it is istighfar. “Allah would not punish them as long 
as they sought forgiveness.” [al-Anfal (8):33]
أستغفر ألله... أستغفر ألله... أستغفر ألله...
Do not ever leave istighfar!
Please forward and remember that you will receive the reward for all those
who make istighfar, due to your reminder.