Another gift of Ramadan is the days of forgiveness which are on the second 10 days of this holy month. These are the days a believing Muslim must increase his seeking of forgiveness from Allah, the All-Forgiving. These days must always be the days a believing Muslim must ask forgiveness from his brothers and sisters and forgive them. Allah loves those who forgive each other and befriend each other for the sake of Him.
Forgiveness has always been part of the history of our existence. Since the first man created and his wife committed sin but then forgiven by Allah ( SWT ). This just shows that ever since, a man is obviously prone of committing a sin and so Allah always ask the mankind to ask forgiveness, and repent to Allah and He’ll forgive. Mankind is a sinful slave, but Allah is the Most Forgiving. Repent with pure intention, when you commit sin and Allah, the Most Kind, is capable of forgiving you.
Whoever fasts sincerely during the month of Ramadan, Allah will forgive his sins. The month of Ramadan is the month full of forgiveness, and to prove this, Prophet Muhammad said:
“The smell from the mouth of a fasting person is sweeter in the sight of Allah than the fragrant smell of musk. For believers who are engaging in the fast, the fish in the sea seek forgiveness until they break their fast. Paradise is decorated everyday for the person who fasts; the evil minded Satan is chained; and on the last night of Ramadan, all their sins are forgiven.” (Ahmad)
A person is vulnerable of heartbreaks and most heartbreaks turn to hard feelings over someone, and that feeling could cause evil act against someone. A person is sensitive that sometimes he thinks negatively against his peer, he is also envious when seeing other stands out and feels angry on himself when he feels left out. These are some of the sickness of the heart that could cause tension among people. Destroying other lives, is an evil act, a person could do once he is in a state of illness of the heart. This is unpleasant for Allah and so, on the month of Ramadan it is also the best month to realize things you have done and repent it to Allah. Accept your faults, be humble, and seek forgiveness. Saying sorry is not that hard, but accepting that you have fault is. Go to your friends, family and relatives and ask forgiveness for the things you have obviously done and for those you do not know yet have hurt them. Also, forgive those who have hurt you, they ask forgiveness or not, free your heart from any hard feelings. A person sleeping without any sickness of the heart, is sleeping comfortably and those who sleep with it can not sleep at all with peace of mind.
Do not ever let this month of Ramadan end, without gaining the forgiveness of Allah. Indeed, the one who have not gain the forgiveness of Allah is among the losers. For they let Ramadan passed by, without gaining its great blessings. Increase your repentance, and seeking of forgiveness in these days of Ramadan and Inshaa Allah, Allah will wash out all your sins. May we all be a better Muslims after this Ramadan, and may we carry the teachings of this month throughout our lives. After this, be the Muslim who does not have any bad feelings over others and others on him.
Rabbana Fagh-fir-lana dhunoobana wa kaf-fir-‘anna sayyi-aatina wa ta-waf-fana ma-‘al abraar.
Our Lord, so forgive us our sins and remove from us our misdeeds and cause us to die with the righteous. [ Quran 3:193 ]