The Acceptor of Repentance - At-Tawwāb
At-Tawwāb, The Ever-Returning, Ever-Relenting
God says in the Qur'an: “And it is He who accepts repentance from his servants and pardons misdeeds, and He knows what you do.” [Qur’an, 42:25] Despite knowing all that we do, He accepts our turning back to Him. Human beings, even our own parents sometimes, get tired of us. When we’ve ignored them for a while or have done something they dislike, they may reject us. But God Almighty reminds us: “Do they not know that it is God who accepts repentance from His servants and receives charities and that it is God who is the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful?” [Qur’an, 9:104] Tawba (repentence) is for everyone because we all need to return. It does not simply have to be from a hideous sin. It can be because we are far, so we need to return. It can be because we have slipped here and there, so we need to return. It can be because we want to take that step to get closer to God Almighty, so we need to return. That is the essence of tawba.