Opinion: Be grateful and ask for forgiveness

PUBLISHED: 15:10 11 September 2019

Dr Mohammed Fahim, South Woodford Mosque, asks how God should be remembered.

Dr Mohammed Fahim, South Woodford Mosque, asks how God should be remembered.


God says in the Quran 2:152, “Remember me, I will remember you. Don’t be ungrateful, say thank You.”

How should we remember God our Creator and Sustainer?

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"And those who, having done an act of indecency or wronged their own souls, remember God and ask for forgiveness for their sins, and who can forgive sins except God? And they are never obstinate in persisting knowingly in (the wrong) they have done. For such the reward is forgiveness from their Lord, and Gardens with rivers flowing underneath, an eternal dwelling. How excellent a recompense for those who work (and strive)."3:135-136

God says in 3:190-129 "Behold! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are indeed signs for people of understanding. Those who remember God standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and contemplate the (wonder of) creation in the heavens and the earth, (with the saying): 'Our Lord not for naught you have created (all) this! Glory to You! Save us from the punishment of the Hell Fire."

And He says in 7:200-201 "If a suggestion from Satan assails your (mind), seek refuge with God, for He hears and knows (all things). Those who fear God, when a thought of evil from Satan assaults them, bring God to remembrance, then they (immediately)! See (aright)!" And He says in 7:205 "And bring your Lord to remembrance in your (very) soul, with humility and remember without loudness in words, in the mornings and evenings; and don't be of those who are unheedful."

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