“I know I am human and I make mistakes. Do I turn to Allah to seek His forgiveness, and do I trust Him if He gives me a challenge and believe I can do it?”
We NEVER want to admit our own mistakes. We think we are at least better than others. And our sins are not as big as someone else’s. Also, we never have the TIME to pray and ask for Allah’s forgiveness. We always say we’ll sit and do dua in the next prayer…but the next prayer never comes.
Today at Sultan Mosque, where I go for Taraweeh the Imam did a very sincere and relevant dua regarding forgiveness. He said we are all constantly making mistakes and sinning all the time. And if it were not for Allah’s fadl and rehma it wouldn’t be possible for us to be forgiven. It was very humbling and very true. May Allah forgive all of us through his fadl and rehma.
If Allah gives me a challenge, I think I am very weak and give up very soon. Just the other day a situation asked me to be patient; unfortunately I wasn’t able to do so. I sincerely wish that if I am challenged, I need to remember that Allah only challenges us to the extent that we can bear it. But Allah, we are very weak and not up to the challenges. Make the challenges easy for us, and help us and guide us, and grant us patience through out the way.