“O you servants of Mine who have transgressed against your own selves! Despair not God’s mercy: behold, God forgives all sins” (Qur’an 39: 53)
Human beings are believed to be innately good. Every individual is born with an inclination towards goodness, a natural state that has been implanted in every soul by Allah. Children are thus born sinless, they are born in a pure state of nature (fitra). Since men are born of free will and we are created for a test in this world so we often commit sin due to number of reasons. And start feeling bad of ourselves, often accompanied by low self-esteem and feelings of worthlessness. No one is perfect all are sinner. That’s why our All-Merciful Master is ready to forgive our sin whoever has done wrong to himself by committing sin as well as Allah comforts us not to lose hope and despair of His Mercy. Because He can forgive all sin no matter if it is equalivant to the mountains of Uhadd. God can erase and firgive all our sins, major and minor.
[Nouman Ali Khan says : “Guilt is a gift from God warning you that you are doing what is violating your soul”.] Guilty feelings usually generate after a sin which makes one realise that something immoral or unethical act has been done or any kind of injustice done with someone. Our conscience starts to blame us badly, feeling waves of guilt make us more nervous which is a good indication that means the soul is still pure. As feeling guilty for a sin is the essences of repentance. The best cure is to repent to Lord for all our sin. Make a sincere vow not to repeat it. Just correct your ways. Do good deeds as much as to compensate it then certainly you will feel thel peace of mind.
Here, addressing to all mankind. It does not mean that Allah forgives all sins without repentance, but Allah Himself has explained in the following verses that sins are forgiven only when the sinner turns to Allah’s worship and service and adopts obedience to the message sent down by Him, try to restrain ourselves from all kind of sin and follow God’s rules in every sphere of our life. As a matter of fact, this verse brought a message of hope for those people who had committed mortal sins (like murder, adultery, theft, robbery, etc.) in the days of ignorance, and had despaired whether they would ever be forgiven. It has been clarified to all mankind beliver and those who reverted to islam (with their previous sin) that do not despair of Allah’s mercy; whatever you might have done in the past, if you sincerely turn to your Lord’s obedience, you will be forgiven every sin.
Oh Allah! Forgive us all our sins, great and small, the first and the last, those that are apparent and those that are hidden. Oh Allah! You are Forgiving and love forgiveness so forgive us !