Repenting For Your Sins

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Repenting for your sins

                There are many chances in life to repent for your sins as you have your whole life to make and correct the mistakes that you make. Before starting kindergarten a child is brought up by his/her parents with care because the child is very sensitive. The child looks to the mother for feeding, washing and clothing; and looks to the father for he is the one who provides. As he grows up, he is exposed to all sorts of ideals, both good and bad, but cannot discern between them. He has to utilize these ideals and learn from them along the way. As he learns; his sins and mistakes accumulate and balance out, but has to be careful not to make the sins he has built outweigh the good deeds that he has carried out.

What I mean when I say chances is that you have your whole life ahead of you; that is to repent for the sins that you I have committed. For example, let’s say that I stole a video from a store, which is a sin according to all religions. According to this there are two ways to handle this sin, the first way is when you start working, you learn of the mistake you have committed because you realize that you had taken someone else’s life and hard work. The second way to handle this is to let it slide which haunts you for the rest of your life as you keep thinking of whether what you did was right or wrong. You have no chances in the afterlife to repent for the sins you have committed.

According to the religion of Islam, believers are judged by Allah (swt) for their sins and His decision is the last and final decision, which will lead the believer to Paradise and the non believer to Hell. This decision is one of complete and perfect justice. The only way to lessen the force of this justice is to do good deeds, and pray. The following sentence explains that you must spend away in order to minimize the burden of your sins, the middle part of the sentence explains the chance that you have in the afterlife, as the person starts to repent and the last part is the final judgement of Allah (swt).

“And spend something (in charity) out of the substance which We have bestowed on you before death should come to any of you and he should say, “O my Lord! Why didst Thou not give me respite for a little while? I should then have given (largely) in charity, and I should have been one of the doers of good.” But to no soul will Allah grant respite when the time appointed (for it) has come; and Allah is well-acquainted with (all) that ye do. (Quran, pp. 1473–1474).”



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