Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Al-Ghafûr | The Pardoner | 99 Divinely Sublime Attributes of God

Al-Ghafûr

. The Forgiving
. The Forgiver of Sins and Faults
. The Perfectly Forgiving
. The Pardoner

. The One who completely forgives our sins and faults.
. The One who accepts repentance and pardons sins and faults.
. The One who veils or forgives our faults and sins such that they are not seen by anyone else, not even the angels.
. The One who is the perfection of forgiveness.
. The One whose forgiving demonstrates excellence, completeness and perfection of forgiveness.

... I am Ever-Forgiving to anyone who repents, has faith, acts rightly, and then is guided. (The Quran, 20:82)

If God were to take mankind to task for what they have earned, He would not leave a single creature crawling on it; but He defers them until a specified time. Then, when their time comes, God sees His servants! (The Quran, 35:45)

O, happy the soul that saw its own faults,
and if anyone mentioned a fault,
wished eagerly to take responsibility -
for half of each person
has always belonged to the realm of fault,
but the other half belongs
to the Realm of the Unseen.
- Rumi, Mathnawi II:3-34-3035, tr. Helminski

Practice as Ya-Ghafûru

:: Introduction to the post series
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:: On the practice of 99 Beautiful Names of God
:: Audio Chants of the 99 Beautiful Names
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