Lessons from Holy Qur'an

God will relent towards them who repent

Lesson # 1137 from Holy Qur-’aan

God will relent towards them who repent

Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)

Stage – 2, Verse – 102 of 129, Section – 13 of 16 (Part – 11)


In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful


102.  And (there are) others who have acknowledged their faults; they mixed a righteous action with another that was bad. It may be that Allah will relent towards them. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. 102.  Wa  ‘aakha-ruuna’-  tarafuu  bi-zunuu-bihim  khalatuu  ‘amalan-  saalihanw-wa  ‘aakhara  sayyi-‘aa.  ‘AsAllaahu  ‘any-yatuuba  ‘alay-him.  ‘InnAllaaha  Gafuurur-Rahiim.                  




The Muslims are being informed about the circumstances of common people; who have embraced Islam. It was told in the previous verse that from them, some wandering Arabs and some those people who live in Madinah city, have not accepted Islam with their hearts. Apparently they talk as the Muslims, but their hearts are empty from the Belief.


They meet the Muslims regularly, but at different occasions; they talk with such words, due to which the Muslims are at a loss. Their outward Islam will not be useful. These evil-minded people will reach their recompense for the evil done. Once they will be given faulty fruit against their hypocrisy in this world. Second time uneasiness will be for them in the grave; and their wicked deeds will keep them entangled in pain and suffering by adopting frightful forms. And at last; third time; they will become the stock for the Fire of the Hell.


It has been described in this verse that there are some such people in the Muslims also who believe in Allah Almighty heartily and obey the Sayings of His Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) having faith that He is Rightful. But due to natural weakness, any error occurs by them. And when they return to sense and understanding, then they repent due to their sin; being abashed, and admit their error and renounce for future. But again, the Devil entraps them and they commit any mistake, then again they repent. Similarly, these people use to perform and commit good and bad deeds respectively, because correct Belief exists in their hearts. Therefore, it is hoped that Allah Almighty will forgive their errors and provide them refuge in the Vicinity of His Mercy, because His Forgiveness and Mercy is very vast.


It seems that maximum Muslims are included in this category. They should remain far from polytheism, and if they have committed any error due to human natural tendencies, then immediately; they should be present in the Court of Allah Almighty and ask for forgiveness by imploring earnestly and humbly, repent with true heart; and disobey not intentionally. Hope that Allah Almighty will forgive their errors.


Transliterated Holy Qur’aan in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)