✨ BENEFIT: ✨
🔟 MEANS BY WHICH SINS MAY BE FORGIVEN
Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah clarified reasons for which Allah pardons His believing servants, saying:
“When a believer commits a sin, he may be forgiven through ten means:
1⃣- Tawbah (repentance)
2⃣- Making Istighfar (seeking forgiveness from Allah)
3⃣- Performing good deeds that expiate bad ones.
4⃣- The Du`a’ (supplication) of a fellow believer on their behalf
5⃣- Being gifted rewards by a fellow believer for some of their deeds such that Allah forgives them by way of this.
6⃣- The Shafa`ah of our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) for a person
7⃣- Being afflicted with some calamities that expiate their sins.
8⃣- As-Sa`qah (blast) during Barzakh (period between death and the Resurrection), such that their sins are expiated.
9⃣- Being trialled by some of the terrors of the Day of Resurrection, such that they are forgiven.
🔟- Being granted Mercy by the Most Merciful.
Whoever is not entitled to receive any one of these means for forgiveness should blame no one but himself.”
📚 Source: Majmu` Al-Fatawa vol. 10 p. 45
📝 Summarised by:
Abu Ishaq Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Al-Barawi