Have hope in the mercy of Allah

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That we should always bear in mind and that is having hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Amazingly, we always repeat Bismillahirrahmanirrahim In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful or the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. Remember, Allah is very merciful, he is the most kind, he is the most compassionate, he is the most forgiving, and so on. If these are the qualities of the one who made me, surely I should not lose hope in his mercy. While I must protect myself from perpetrating or engaging in that which is evil, immoral and unacceptable, I must make sure I constantly seek the forgiveness of Allah. And I have hope in his mercy. One of the traps of

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shavon or the devil is that he makes people lose hope in the mercy of Allah and he's promised this, Allah tells this to us in the Quran. And Allah says, Oh, my worshippers, don't lose hope in my mercy. No matter what you have done, I will forgive you. You simply need to seek that forgiveness. So when we seek the forgiveness of Allah, you need to have a heart that is reassured that you are forgiven by Allah subhanho wa Taala. That conviction is something that is an amazing gift. For those who believe my brothers and sisters never let a sin that you've committed in the past haunt you to the degree that you begin to question the mercy of Allah Who says He is the Most Merciful because

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then it comes from shapen from the devil who wants us to lose hope in the mercy of the Most Merciful