And [recall] when Moses said to his people, “O my people, indeed you have wronged yourselves by your taking of the calf [for worship]. So repent to your Creator and kill yourselves. That is best for [all of] you in the sight of your Creator.” Then He accepted your repentance; indeed, He is the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.
Ve Mûsâ, kavmine dedi ki: “Ey kavmim! Sizler, buzağıyı ilâh edinmekle kendinize yazık ettiniz. Gelin yaratıcınıza tövbe edin de nefislerinizi öldürün (kendinizi düzeltin). Bu, Yaratıcınız katında sizin için daha iyidir. Böylece Allah da onların tövbesini kabul etti. Çünkü O, tövbeleri çok kabul edendir, çok merhametlidir.”
“Smile every chance you get. Not because life has been easy, perfect, or exactly as you had anticipated, but because you choose to be happy and grateful for all the good things you do have and all the problems you know you don’t have.”
Ibn Umar reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The most beloved people to Allah are those who are most beneficial to the people. The most beloved deed to Allah is to make a Muslim happy, or to remove one of his troubles, or to forgive his debt, or to feed his hunger. That I walk with a brother regarding a need is more beloved to me than that I seclude myself in this mosque in Medina for a month. Whoever swallows his anger, then Allah will conceal his faults. Whoever suppresses his rage, even though he could fulfill his anger if he wished, then Allah will secure his heart on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever walks with his brother regarding a need until he secures it for him, then Allah the Exalted will make his footing firm across the bridge on the day when the footings are shaken.”
Sometimes we lose hope in turning to Allah and asking for His help because we feel like we have done too much wrong. And yet think of a child who has just angered his mother and immediately after trips and falls on the stairs. Even if that child had just angered his mother to tears, the moment he falls and cries for help, she runs to him. This is human mercy. And Allah is infinitely more merciful than a mother is to her child. So, do you think–no matter what you’ve done–when you’re falling and cry out to the *most* merciful…He wouldn’t come save you?
Bazen umutsuzluğa kapılırız Allah’a dönme ve O’ndan yardım isteme konusunda. Çünkü çok fazla yanlış yaptığımızı hissederiz. Annesini sinirlendirmiş bir çocuğu ve o çocuğun sendeleyerek merdivenlerden düştüğünü düşün. Bu çocuk annesini çok sinirlendirmiş olsa bile, düştüğünde ve ağladığında annesi ona koşar. Bu insan merhametidir. Ve Allah bir annenin çocuğuna duyduğu merhametten çok daha fazla merhametlidir. O zaman sence -ne yapmış olursan ol- düştüğünde ve En Merhametli‘ye yalvardığında O seni kurtarmaya gelmez mi?