Al-Ghafur – The Forgiver and Hider of Faults

Remember the time when We said:
“Enter this land, and eat of its food as you may desire, abundantly;
but enter the gate humbly and say,
“Remove Thou from us the burden of our sins,”
whereupon We shall forgive you your sins,
and shall amply reward the doers of good.
Al-Baqarah 2:58, tr. Asad

O, happy the soul that saw its own faults,
and if anyone mentioned a fault,
wished eagerly to take responsibility —
for half of each person
has always belonged to the realm of fault,
but the other half belongs
to the Realm of the Unseen.
Rumi, Mathnawi II:3-34-3035, tr. Helminski

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Al-Ghafur - The Forgiver and Hider of Faults

by Syed Mehdi
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