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Then when one comes to know that what he abandoned was something good, part of faith and Tawheed, that it is something for which he was commanded to repent and ask for forgiveness, as he repents for what he had done of evil deeds, (he would repent and ask for forgiveness).
Thus, the repentant repents for what he had abandoned, missed, and neglected of the rights of Allah, the Almighty, just as he repents from what he committed of evil deeds; even if he committed this or abandoned that before the Message reached him.
Allah the Almighty, said: Allah accepts only the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and foolishness and repent soon afterwards.
It may then be clear if Nadarkhani is to be re-tired or just given the opportunity to repent.
Some who see a close parallel might take offense at the suggestion that, like Israel, our whole nation may need to repent of some things.
Since the parents' sin is not blasphemy of the spirit, they could, like the avengers practicing la gran vendetta, repent later and seek God's forgiveness.
Response: Don't most sinners reason that they will sin now and repent later?
You should know that sincere repentance brings contrition and humility before Allah, and the pleading of the one who repents is dearly beloved to the Lord of the Worlds.
Thus some of those who repent may become better after repenting than they ever were before.
Jesus does not invite us to cast stones or point out splinters, but to acknowledge our own hypocrisy and repent of our own sinfulness.
It must not be forgotten that no matter what mistakes one may make in one's life, be they great or small, so long as one repents and turns to Allah, the All-Forgiving, He Who accepts all repentance and transforms evil into good, one may hope to be forgiven for one's past errors.
Allah reveals in the Qur'an that He will forgive anyone who sincerely repents, seeks forgiveness and strives not to commit the same sin again: "But if anyone repents after his wrongdoing and puts things right, Allah will turn toward him.