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please explain this hadith

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Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "By the One in Whose Hand my soul is! If you do not commit sins, Allah would replace you with a people who would commit sins and seek forgiveness from Allah; and Allah will certainly forgive them.'' [Muslim].
asked Jun 5, 2012 by saeed (34 points)
retagged Jun 7, 2012 by admin

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Bismillahhir Rahmanir Rahim

What I understand from the Hadith is: Committing sin is the nature of Human beings. None can say I am sinless. However, seeking Forgiveness from Allah(swt) is emphasized here with the assurance of Forgiveness.

Allah(swt) knows the best.

answered Jun 6, 2012 by S A B E R (1,374 points)
edited Jun 7, 2012 by admin
Salam alaykum, mashaAllah very good question! I think what Saber has said is a very good way to look at it.
In other narrations the Prophet (saw) used to repent 70-100 times a day! so asking for forgiveness is a very virtuous thing and Allah loves that from his servants so much.

So we will commit sins but we need to be the best of servants by asking for forgiveness. You can have a look at one of the other questions on conditions of forgiveness.