It has been ascribed to Ash-Shaykh al-Uthaymeen that he said:

نعيش في الدنيا ونحن نعصي الله ليلا ونهارا ونحن ضامنين دخول الجنهـ ونسينا ان ادم حرم من دخول الجنه بمعصيه واحده.

“We live in this dunya, while disobeying Allah day and night, (and) then we assume (that) we are guaranteed to enter Jannah. And we have forgotten that Aadam was prevented from the Jannah just for one sin!”

Whether this statement is authentic to the Shaykh or not, let us all not despair from the mercy of Allah,

As Ash-Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-Uthaymeen rahimahullah said :

إذا تاب الإنسان توبة نصوحاً فإن الله تعالى يقبل منه مهما عظم الذنب،

“If a person were to sincerely repent, then surely Allah, The Most High, will accept it from him, no matter how great the sin is”

دليل ذلك قوله تبارك وتعالى: ﴿قُلْ يَا عِبَادِيَ الَّذِينَ أَسْرَفُوا عَلَى أَنْفُسِهِمْ لا تَقْنَطُوا مِنْ رَحْمَةِ اللَّهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ جَمِيعاً إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ﴾

And the proof is His statement:

“Say: “O ‘Ibadi (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”


وهذه عامة ليس فيها تفصيل أن من تاب من أي ذنب فإن الله يتوب عليه،

“And this (verse) is general; it contains no specification. (And let it be known) that whosoever repents from any sin, then surely Allah will accept his repentance from him”

The Prophet, alayhi salaatu was-salaam, used to recite the following dua in his sujood:

((اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي ذَنْبِي كُلَّهُ، دِقَّهُ وَجِلّهُ، وَأوَّلَهُ وآخِرَهُ، وعَلاَنِيَتَهُ وَسِرَّهُ)

“Oh Allah! Forgive me all my sins, great and small, the first and the last, those that are apparent and those that are hidden”

So we should recite such a dua often, asking Allah that He pardons us for our sins and short-comings.

Translated by

AbdulFattaah bin Uthman
Abu Fajr