|‘God’s Mercy and Paradise for Those Who Turn unto Him in Repentance’|
|Friday, 27 July 2012|
For those who commit sins, there is still a path of repentance always open for the sinners to obtain God’s mercy. Sinners deserve God’s mercy if they commit not to repeat the sins anymore. This statement was revealed by Head of Infrastructure Division UII, Syamaun Ramadan SIP when delivers tausiyah (religion speech) at fasting break together along with big family of Universitas Islam Indonesia, on Thursday (7/26).
In his tausyiah, Syamaun Ramadan delivered a story about young man who committed great sin. One day, the sinner met Muadh Bin Jabbal (the companions of Prophet Muhammad) to tell his unforgivable sin while crying. Then, Muadh told Prophet Muhammad about his sins. The messenger Muhammad SAW was curios about the young man’s sin. The young man then told his sins that he rapes the corpse for seven years. Knowing the man’s sin, Prophet Muhammad denied him and was worried he would go to hell for this unforgivable sin.
The sinner shivered with the fear of Allah, then turned unto Him in Repentance. Surah Ali Imran verse 133-136 was revealed to announce that the sinner deserve God’s blessing. The moral story that we can obtain from this story is that The Most Merciful Allah SWT has kept the path of repentance always open for the sinners and have especially asked them to return towards Him after cleaning and purifying from the impurities and contamination of sins.
Meanwhile, UII Rector, Prof. Dr. Edy Suandi Hamid, M.Ec who is also in attendance noticed that we should not waste of opportunities and rewards in Ramadan because we do not know when will we die and we can not make sure our selves who knows will see the next Ramadhan or not?
"Perhaps, this Ramadan might be our last Ramadhan. As long as I know, in the recent year, seven lecturers and staff at UII passed away. We have to thank to ALLAH that He still give us opportunity to meet this Ramadhan month and pray we will see Ramadhan next year." Rector concluded