Book Title: “Until the Sun Rises from the West: Reflections on the Stories of Repentance and Forgiveness”. Author: Abul-Hasan Maalik hafidhahullaah
Part 1: Introduction
Question 1: Can you give the reader a general overview of the book?
Question 2: The origin of your book is Ibn Qudamah’s Kitaab at-Tawabeen, why didn’t you do a direct translation?
Question 3 : What are the some of the stories mentioned in the book?
Question 4 : One of the appendices deals with famous stories od repentance that are not authentic, the other is on Abul Hasan al-Ashari, can you elaborate on them
Question 5 : What do you hope to achive with the book?
Question 6: Could you talk little bit about the title of the Book?
One of the greatest weapons forged against the onset of Shayṭān and his troops is sincere Tawbah.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) stated: “Whoever repents before the sun rises from its west, Allāh will accept his repentance.”
This narration, and a myriad of others with similar meaning, serves as an admonition for all who hear, see and give thought; remembering that perfection is for Allāh Alone. As for the created nature of the children of Ᾱdam, then it is indeed flawed, in need of Allāh’s Mercy. Thus, we must be ever-mindful of this need and heedful of the fact that nothing comes between the slave of Allāh and Tawbah, no matter how grave the sin. It is therefore our sincere hope and prayer that these stories of repentance encourage all who read them to turn from transgression to contrition, earnestly seeking the Pardon and Forgiveness of al-Raḥmān.
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